The front side of the Grand Tetons is one of the best known and most photographed landscapes of the American West. However, the back side is just as beautiful and has far less tourism associated with it. This is the view I was accustomed to seeing when I was growing up in eastern Idaho, whenever we would drive north of town the Tetons would appear in all their glory in the distance from behind a nearby foothill.
When in touron country, sometimes it’s best to act like a touron – in this case, taking a cruise boat ride around the area of St. Michaels, Maryland. To my recollection, it’s the only time I’ve been on a cruise boat ride in Maryland waters. However, I can truthfully say that it was an enjoyable experience, and one that offered a unique perspective when out on the water. We came upon this gorgeous vessel around the midpoint of our short voyage, the schooner Kaiulani.
Photo info: The schooner Kaiulani Miles River St. Michaels, Maryland July 2016 Eastman Double-X (5222) film Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM lens Leica M3 35mm film camera
This is Autumn, one of our two Maine Coon cats, looking like she’s just completely bored out of her mind. She loves to play fetch with little dragonfly toys that we heave all over the house just for her. To hear her side of the story, she’s the most abused little kitty to ever live… the most starved… the least paid-attention-to… the absolutely most neglected… the most ill-treated thing in all of existence. But that’s just so we feel totally obligated to lavish everything on this spoiled kitty, our feline overlord.
Photo info: Autumn Poolesville, Maryland October 2018 Eastman Double-X 5222 film Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM lens Leica M3 35mm film camera