Dupont Circle Metro – Washington, DC

I have been riding the Washington Metro since it opened in 1976, and I still enjoy the experience over four decades later. When it first opened, it was like the sci-fi future of 2001: A Space Odyssey had come to life – everything was sleek, doors opened automatically, the lighting was all indirect, the trains were nearly silent in their operation, etc. All of it was very heady stuff for those days. And now? Well… I think it still looks a lot more advanced than many other subway systems around the country, but it’s had a lot of things added for functionality that detract from the original sleek design.

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Dupont Circle Station
Washington Metro
Washington, DC
August 2014
Ilford Delta Pro 100 film
Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH lens
Leica M3 35mm rangefinder film camera

Big, Big Skies

Up in the Gravelly Range – Cameron, Montana

One thing I love about being out in the American West are the skies. The enormous skies. The big, big skies. The skies that just seem to go forever. And they cover equally huge panoramas. Vistas that just fill your senses with. Wide. Open. Space. Taking representative photos of the west can be a real challenge, because so many times the resulting images look flat and lack any real sense of scale. But this is one that works that way for me; it’s our rental car, framed in the vast openness of the Gravelly Range in southwestern Montana.

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Big, big skies
Gravelly Range Road
Cameron, Montana
September 2014
Eastman Double-X 5222 film
Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH lens
Leica M3 35mm film camera