The Big Snow of 2017

We had a “Big” snow in Richmond back in January but it really wasn’t. It was a nice taste of Winter but with the weather the way it is going right now, spring should be around the corner. I write this February 21st and it has been in the 60’s recently. This snow was much appreciated as I like to walk in the city while the snow is there. It wasn’t a big snow so it didn’t last too long, luckily it stayed a few days because it was 20 degrees.

Taken with Voigtlander Bessa R2 with Canon 35mm f2.8 lens on Ilford 100 pushed to 400

Some ice coming down the wall and freezing signs…

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Part of our flood wall to protect the buildings…

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The State Capitol of Virginia, already white and now with a white lawn…

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Coffee shop uncovered the bench right out front of their door…

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Thanks for looking…

Pike’s Place in Seattle

Pike’s Place in Seattle had a lot going on. There is the known tossing of the salmon but I didn’t know about all of the others foods that were there. You can even find the original Starbucks there but go early as that line is pretty long later in the day.

I used a X-Pro2

They had  a variety of crab and even whole Dungeness crab that they can pack and ship home for you.

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I stopped and got a kick out of this sign.

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Lot of berries ready for sale…hmmm is that gooseberries?

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Small restaurants with bar tables ready to serve in the building across the way…

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The well known sign…

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Thanks for looking!

Bike by Brick

The town of Ashland in Virginia is a small town that is about 20 minutes north of Richmond. The train tracks go right down the middle of the town and they are pretty active. Freight and passenger cars go right through, although there is plans to make an alternate route around town for more high speed trains. People are oppose to it as it will cut into peoples lands and farms. As the sun was setting I came across this bike sitting next to this wall. It was part of the UCI Bike Championship displays.

Taken with a X-Pro2 and a Rokinon 12mm lens

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Rockefeller at Christmas

I went a few weeks ago to New York City for the weekend. It was Christmas time and really crowded but I enjoyed my stay. The bus round trip was $50 which is great considering what gas and tolls are. You can see the tree right at the bottom. It’s a tall tree but looks smaller next to bigger buildings.

Taken with X-Pro2 and 18-55 lens

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Christmas Tree at the curb

I was walking around the streets of Richmond and came across this nice looking artificial tree already to go but it was mid October when it was at t he curb which through me off. Well now that Christmas is over the chill of January and February are on the way. Not generally my favorite time of the year.

Taken with an X-Pro2 and the xf 35mm f2 lens

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