After the Rain (Prospect Heights)

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Hana Matsuri (Brooklyn Botanical Garden)

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We visited the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, where all things Japanese are celebrated, including Cos Play and kimonos. Unfortunately the cherry blossoms were only just beginning.
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Spring Buds (Prospect Heights)

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Spring (Washington, DC)

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Woodstock

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Fall (Tenleytown, DC)

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Last of Fall Colors (Prospect Park)

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Fall Colors (Riverside Park)

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Ginkos at Night (Park Slope)

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Fall (Prospect Park)

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Snakes and a Salamander (Minnewaska State Park)

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Oceano Dunes

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Bougainvillea (Santa Maria)

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Feather on Beach (Cambria)

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Trinity Church (Wall Street)

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Winter Kudzu (near Aberdeen, MD)

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Spring Cometh (Aberdeen, MD)

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Minnewaska State Park

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Fall in D.C.

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Sand on the Dunes (Pismo Beach, CA)

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Besides stills, I also shot some brief video segments at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes State Park with my new Nikon D800E. I didn’t have a tripod with me, so the framing is a bit shakey, but pretty good considering how briskly the wind was blowing. I edited in iMovie and slowed down the blowing sand by 50%. The music is Yo La Tengo’s Tears Are in Your Eyes. Click the image to play the video in a popup.
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Passion Fruit Flower (Venice Beach)

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Bougainvillea (Venice Beach)

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Rock Patterns (Shell Beach, CA)

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Dunes (Pismo Dunes State Park, CA)

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One of my favorite places to photograph in the whole wide world. As I’ve mentioned before, these dunes excited Weston more than bell peppers.
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Agaves (Grover Beach)

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Jellyfish (Monterey Aquarium)

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Whales (Avila Beach)

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At least three whales took up residence at Avila Beach for about a week. Apparently they followed a huge school of fish into the bay.

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Visual Haiku Redux (Ogunquit, Maine)

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Lilies (Ogunquit, Maine)

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Sprite Still Life

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Beekeeping on the Roof (Crown Heights)

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The owners of the Monti Building, where my studio is located, have a trio of beehives that actually produce a small crop of honey each fall.
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Agave Series on Art Site

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To see more, got to my art page and click on work in progress.
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Amazing Time-Lapse Movies from the International Space Station

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Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."
This gorgeous time-lapse video starts in the dark of the Gulf of Mexico and flies by the night lights of Florida, DC, NYC, and up past Newfoundland. At the end, you are rewarded with the green dance of the Aurora Borealis. Warning: loading the video takes about 30 seconds. See lots more here.
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Yankeetown Pond (Woodstock)

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Before the Storm (Woodstock)

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Above: overlooking Ashokan Reservoir. Below: the backyard of our weekend rental.
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Comeau Park (Woodstock)

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Spring in Woodstock

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Forsythia (Williamsburg)

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Park Ave.

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Pear Trees at Night (Fort Greene)

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Agave (Summerland)

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Bubble in Agave (Santa Maria)

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With a little help from Julie’s brother John, I got to take this picture.
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Monarch Grove (Pismo Beach)

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Every winter tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies make Pismo Beach their home.
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Oso Flaco

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Fresh Snow (Aspen, CO)

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Fall at Minnewaska State Park

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Harriman Panorama (Turkey Lake)

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Harriman State Park

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Oceano Dunes

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Oceano Dunes is a fantastic state park. You can get the feeling of infinity (until you notice the cars driving on the adjacent beach). It was here that part of the Ten Commandments were filmed and photographers, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, made some iconic black and white imagery. The best time to visit would be at sunrise when the shadows are long and the night winds have had a chance to erase the assault of daily footprints. I can’t wait to go back.
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Elephant Seals (Cambria, CA)

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Sea Lions Vs. Pelicans (Avila Beach)

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I never knew that a sea lion would eat a birds. On this afternoon, I was witness to 3 bloody attacks. Usually 2-3 sea lions surround a pelican and maul it until it can’t fly, then they rip it to shreds and devour the bloody breast meat. A gruesome sight and one which I didn’t explain to Max. The fishermen on the pier were eager to point this out because they’d gotten some bad press recently (more here) about supposedly injuring the birds who were trying to steal their catch. The most likely cause of pelican injury mentioned in the articles may be collateral damage from the feeding frenzy that occurs naturally when large schools of small fish swim by and sea lions and pelicans and cormorants compete for meals. One pier watcher told me that the fisherman compounded the natural problem because they dumped lots of filleted fish, causing many of the pelicans to peck at their gullets in vain attempts to disgorge stuck bones--a self injury which in turn attracts the seal lions to an easy victim.
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Point Sal Hike

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Dew on Cobweb (Santa Maria)

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Shell Beach

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Tomato Worm (Santa Maria)

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Beautiful and disgusting.
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Hummingbird (Santa Maria)

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Cherry Blossom Petals (Prospect Heights)

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Sakura Matsuri (Brooklyn Botanical Garden)

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The Botanical Garden held its annual Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating the blooming of its many cherries and all things Japanese from taiko drumming, to dance, to bentos, to Butoh, and manga and animé with a fair amount of cosplay (see next posting). It was packed and all in attendance did a great job pretending they were Japanese by relentlessly photographing the blossoms and acquiring endless gigabytes of digital memories.
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Tulips (Studio)

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Just got a beauty dish for headshots and portraits and wanted to see what the quality of light was like on objects, like this bouquet of tulips. Mola beauty dishes have a unique blend of hard and soft light with little background spill.
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Spring Before Sunrise (D.C.)

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I had a little insomnia so walked my mother’s Tenleytown neighborhood in the predawn light.
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Magnolias (Union Square)

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Rented two 100mm macro lenses during Adorama’s Passover break: the Nikkor 105mm F2.8 VR and Zeiss’s 100mm f2. Both are great, both are expensive. Will have to run some more tests in the studio to see whether either beats my 85mm tilt shift for sharpness. These were taken with a lowly D40 body.
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Bear Mountain Visit

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Max had his first experience of rock jumping at Bear Mountain just north of the city.
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Spring in D.C.


The cherry blossoms and pear trees are in full bloom down south. D.C. is always about 2 weeks ahead of NYC. Kenwood, famed for its canopies of Yoshino cherries, is just about peaking.
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Sanibel Island


Just returned from a week in sunny Sanibel Island, Florida. Got a chance to see our money’s worth of wildlife, including a few alligators, some flamingos, sand sharks, pileated woodpeckers, pelicans, and dolphins.
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Dead Flowers (Prospect Heights)

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Shadows on White (D.C.)

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Winter Trees (D.C.)

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Seals (San Simeon, CA)

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Oyster Shell (Cambria, CA)

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Oso Flaco Dunes (Guadalupe, CA)

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Cactii (Shell Beach)

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Burbank, California

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Lake Minnewaska at Dusk (New Paltz)

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Fall Colors (New Paltz)

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Gunks Panormama (New Paltz, NY)


We went for a day hike upstate to Minnewaska State Park, near New Paltz. One of those glorious, warm, sunny fall days that make you happy to be alive. Click on photo for a larger version.
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Fall Colors (Prospect Heights)

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Butler Street (Prospect Heights)

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Willow (Santa Maria)

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Flower (Santa Maria)

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Two Flowers (Santa Maria, CA)

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Yellow Flower (Guadalupe, CA)

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Beached Humpback Whale (Guadalupe, CA)


On the beach at Oso Flaco State Park we found a dead humpback whale. We don’t have a clue why it died, but it’s belly had burst and it was still oozing blood.
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Poppies (Woodside, CA)

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Big Basin State Park (Boulder Creek, CA)

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Leaf (Star Hill Road, CA)

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Sunset Through the Weeds (Woodside, CA)

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Morning Light in the Redwoods (Woodside, CA)

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Moss on Tree (Prineville, OR)

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Two More Prineville Reservoir Panoramas





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Tree Detail (Ochoco National Forest, OR)

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Double Rainbow (Prineville, OR)

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Flora (Washington, D.C.)

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Ivy (Prospect Heights)

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Spring in Woodstock

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Prospect Park Cherry Trees

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Magnolias (Chelsea)

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Magnolias (Prospect Heights)

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Sunrise in Summerland

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Agave (Summerland, CA)

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Leaf in Bird Feeder (Santa Maria)

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Barren Tree (Santa Maria)

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Xmas Cometh (Upper East Side)

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Leaves After a Rain (Prospect Heights)

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Last of the Leaves (Prospect Heights)

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Ginkos (Prospect Heights)


I missed a fair amount of fall folliage while down in Florida, but not the ginkos which are still in their glory.
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Sunset Bike Ride (NSB)


One of my last evenings at ACA, I made a little movie of my bike ride to Turnbull Bay. The music is a beautiful sentimental excerpt from Gorecki's London Symphony.

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Sunset on the Water (Turnbull Bay)

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Cactus and Van (NSB)

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Madonna and Weeping Willow (NSB)

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Palm Tree (NSB)

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Faulkner Street (NSB)

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Spikey Plants (NSB)

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Ode to Backlighting (NSB)

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Turnbull Bay (New Smyrna Beach)

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Sunset (Spruce Creek Reserve, New Smyrna Beach)

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Clouds (Florida)

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Fall Leaves (Governors Island)

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More God Clouds (Prospect Heights)

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Oso Flaco Dunes Park (Guadalupe, CA)

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Pacific Panorama (Point Sal)

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Point Sal Hike (Guadalupe, CA)

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Flowers (Santa Maria)

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More God Clouds (Prospect Heights)

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Hydrangea (Prospect Heights)

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Flowers and Peanut Shells (Chinatown)

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Dogwoods at Night (Park Slope)

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Dogwood (Brooklyn Heights)

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Wilting Tulips (at Home)

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Fort Greene

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Magnolia (Prospect Park)

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Cherry Tree (Park Slope)

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Magnolia (Park Slope)

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Cherry (Park Slope)

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Chesapeake House (Rest area on 95)

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Trees (on 95, near Baltimore)

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Cherry with Garbage Cans (Tenleytown, DC)

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Spring Evening (Tenleytown, DC)

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Spring on 95 (Cranbury, NJ)

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Pear Tree Blooming (Park Slope)

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April Showers... (Park Slope)

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Spring Has Sprung (Park Slope)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Cherry Trees in February (Santa Maria)

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Panorama of Castle Rock State Park (near Boulder Creek)

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Fog, Castle Rock State Park

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Mossy Tree, Boulder Creek

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Pismo Beach Trees

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Palm Framed by Cherry, Santa Maria

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Cloud Behind Tree (Santa Maria)

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Point Sal Hike

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Jack's Garden

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Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Park

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SoHo Vase

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ISO Urban Landscaper (Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn)

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Winter Cometh

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The Last Leaves at Night

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Barren Trees

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Rainy Leaves

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Full Moon Fall

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Beauty in the Ruins

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A Couple More Fall Colors

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Fall by Night

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Half the Leaves Are Gone

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Fall Rain

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Fall Colors at Night

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Fall Around the Slope

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Leaves at Night

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Last of October

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Fall in the Slope

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Fall in Prospect Park

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Leaves Are Turning

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Fall Is Here!

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Summer Storm

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Santa Maria Trumpet Flower

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Flowers in Santa Maria

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Bees, Like Humans, Are Overworked

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Musée Rodin

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Dogwoods and Nighttime Pear Tree Buds

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Slide Mtn Trail near Woodstock

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Pear Trees at Night


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Spring Has Sprung in Chelsea!


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St. Theresa Church at Night

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Fall in Park Slope


Ginkos! Ginkos! Ginkos!
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