Flexibility

I've never been able to touch my toes in the traditional gym class kind of way.  My spine just doesn't cooperate.  To paint a more vivid picture for you, it's not like I just can't bridge the last couple of centimeters or so with the tips of my fingers oh-so-close to brushing the ends of my feet.  I don't even come remotely close.  We're talking at least a half a foot or more between the floor and the end of my upper extremities. Embarrassing elementary gym stories aside (and I didn't even ge ...

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Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, PA

I love rust crust and decay.  Who doesn't?  I guess when you spot a bit of it creeping up the side panels of your 1984 Honda Accord you’re not too enamored with it, but otherwise it’s fantastic, especially in the realm of photography.  Peeling paint, rusty fixtures and crumbling structures provide fantastic little nooks and crannies for light to dart in and out of creating compelling textures. Because of my love of all things decaying, I felt compelled to take a trip down to Eastern State Pen ...

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Photography in Ricketts Glen State Park

Having grown up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, I've been hiking in Ricketts Glen State Park since well before my college years.  Not long after I took up photography, it became one of my favorite places to make photos as well.  Next to bright vibrant colors, water is probably my second favorite photography subject. During most parts of the year Ricketts Glen State Park provides, as good ol' Maverick would say, "a target-rich environment" for all things falling H2O. If you've never been ...

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Spring in Tucquan Glen

As I was returning from my hike in Tucquan Glen this morning, I was stopped by a man who was a part of  a larger group who had camped near the stream overnight.  He asked me for directions on how to get to "The Pinnacle," which I assumed was further up the trail in the direction from which I had just come.  I told him since I  didn't know other parts of the park very well, I didn't want to steer him the wrong way.  I had only just been down towards the end of the trail where the small sets of fa ...

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Photowalk Meetup: Central Market/Downtown Lancaster

We organized a short-notice photowalk for the Lancaster County Photography Meetup group this past weekend.  Because I'm apparently bereft of original ideas, I suggested we get together and cruise through Downtown Lancaster and more specifically, Central Market.  I wanted to get inside Central Market partly to hedge against possible chilly outdoor temperatures and partly because I wanted to pick up some of the tasty wares for sale there within. I think Central Market offers some great opportun ...

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