Modern Monolithic

Montgomery County government buildings – Rockville, Maryland

Every once in awhile, I go shooting photographs of architecture. This is one of those times, which coincided with me having to participate in a jury selection process at the nearby county courthouse. When I was attending the nearby high school in the late 1970s, I would walk through this exact location – which looked very different back then. Even in those days I would take architecture photos (with my trusty Pentax MX 35mm film camera) in this area because there would be interesting shadow interactions with the morning sunrise. However, now the architecture has gone monolithic modern and there is a deep canyon within the cliffs of glass and metal.

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Photo info:
Montgomery County government buildings
Rockville, Maryland
September 2014
Kodak BW400CN film
Zuiko 35/2.8 lens
Olympus Stylus Epic 35mm point-and-shoot film camera

The Rose

Our rose bush – Poolesville, Maryland

A rose is a rose is a rose – Gertrude Stein. This is the first digital photo I ever took with a Sony camera, and I was enthralled with the quality and colors it produced. It was early in the morning, right after a rain storm came through the area. I couldn’t have asked for a better subject for my first photo.

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Photo info:
A rose
Poolesville, Maryland
May 2012
Sony 18-55/3.5 ASPH lens
Sony NEX-5N digital camera

Engineering Wonder

Monocacy Aqueduct – Dickerson, Maryland

This is a wonder of civil engineering dating from 1829 – the Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal. It has survived countless floods and other forces of nature for nearly 200-years now, and looks to keep going strong for many centuries to come. It fell into disrepair for a long time, but was restored back in 2005.

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Photo info:
Monocacy Aqueduct
C&O Canal
Dickerson, Maryland
March 2018
Apple iPhone 6S