Do NOT Eat Me!

Eastern red-spotted newt – Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia

Like many other critters in the animal kingdom, the juvenile stage of the Eastern red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is brightly colored to warn off potential predators, due to the saturation of the juvenile’s tissues with tetrodotoxin. We spotted (heh) this little beauty as we were day hiking in the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia.

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Photo info:
Eastern red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)
Dolly Sods Wilderness
Davis, West Virginia
September 2015
Zeiss Vari-Sonnar 24-70/1.8 ASPH lens
Sony RX100 IV digicam

Never Sleeping

Thomas Circle – Washington, DC

The view from my hotel room overlooking Thomas Circle in Washington, DC. I was attending a computer security conference at the time and with the scheduled events running so long, it made sense to just stay down in DC rather than fight traffic to and from the big city on a daily basis. DC pretty much rolls up the sidewalks after all of the federal government offices close for the day, but there is always traffic running through town.

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Photo info:
The view overlooking Thomas Circle
Washington Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC
December 2015
Zeiss Sonnar 35/2.0 ASPH lens
Sony RX1R II digital camera

Gorgeous Day

Jutland Creek – Ridge, Maryland

From a brilliant winter day down on the water. Back when we owned our sailboat, I used to go down and check on it every month. Given that the commute to the boat could take as long as four hours when the traffic was bad, going down there was generally an all-day affair, even if the visit was for just checking the lines and making sure that it was secure. As a result, I always took my camera and wandered around looking for photo opportunities – and this was one of them.


Photo info:
Jutland Creek
Point Lookout Marina
Ridge, Maryland
December 2015
Apple iPhone 6S