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My wife, working from home.

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Spring Trail Series: Race One

_55A7302My ankle was still a bit swollen and I was worried about re-rolling it; so I ran a quick half-marathon on the roads instead before heading out to snap some photos. That was much easier than three hot miles through roots, rocks, and creeks. Jon won. Dan and Carl were on the DL with me.

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Broad Street Weekend

IMG_0267Before and after the Broad Street Run. We made a weekend out of it: loaded up with ramen the night before and brunch right after. The run itself was a success: my longest road race yet and I beat my goal by about five minutes. I guess that’s what you would call a soft goal.

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Found in the Wissahickon

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Durham Street Brewery

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Jonathan’s little basement operation now has a name.

Chasing Trail

IMG_0204 I’ve been taking my eleven-year-old heeler to the Chasing Trail runs. She can still rip it up in cold weather, but as the temps climb it’s nice to have a social run that’s easy with lots of stops. Should be perfect for keeping her fit through the summer.

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A Visit Long Overdue

IMG_0156A fun weekend with Margaret, Jeff, and Everett. Well… besides the freak snowstorm which pretty much restricted our activities to the indoor variety. Love these guys.

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Southern Loop

IMG_0116One of our regular routes—which runs under Henry Ave Bridge—as the sun gets lower on the horizon. We had to cancel our group run this morning due to damaging winds.

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Maxine Trail Running Dog

IMG_0072She likes navigating the big, technical rock gardens.

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There’s a new sandwich in town.

IMG_0045Drove half an hour and now patiently waiting to try the Chick’n Shack.

Dogs enjoying the early spring.

2016-03-18-0004Maxine is having the spring of her life. At about eleven years old, she converted from road to trail running. We thought she’d gotten slow with age. Turns out she was just bored. I can’t get over watching her bound over rocks (while yanking me towards injury). So proud.

Top taken with the Voigtlander Snapshot-Skopar pushing 400TX at 3200. Below is the first shot from my new Canon Powershot G9 X. It uses digital technology. So tiny, I got it to take pics of Maxine on the trails. Bottom is from the Fuji X-Pro1. Also digital.

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New Year’s Celebration

2016-03-16-0004We hosted dinner at our place. It was a lot of fun but most of the pictures didn’t turn out. I also had a very thin roll from the Wanderer’s holiday party, barely suitable for Facebook. I have to stop shooting film in the dark. Voigtlander Snapshot-Skopar mounted on Leica MDa pushing Tri-X at 3200.

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Snow. Lots of snow.

_55A7209I learned a butt-load during this year’s storm. Like the difference between scooping shovels and pushing shovels. And parking your cars at the very end of your driveway. Especially if your long driveway catches drift.

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2nd Annual Cornibe Pumpkin Carving Bonanza

_DSF2968This year, featuring the Trumpkin. Even though Judy’s Owlkin (above) won overall. Omen?

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WhirlyBird 2015

2015-10-25-0010This year the race returned to the Bryn Athyn College campus. Not the same course, but at least it had the spiral. Rolleiflex 2.8 F shooting Tri-X pulled two stops.

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Highland Park Cross 2015

2015-10-20-0001Some snapshots of the Tamster’s race from the vantage point of the playground. Didn’t feel lime putting in much of an effort; it was cold in the shade. Hasselblad 500 C shooting Tri-x pulled to 100.

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Shenandoah and other spring photos.

2015-09-21-0002Our lives this past spring was pretty much claimed by the new house but we did manage to get away once. Olympus XA shooting Tri-X pulled to 100 and the miserable Canon T80 shooting Lomography 800 at 400.

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Wanderer’s Night Race

_55A6695Third race of the Fall Trail Series. Easy course, nice turnout. Finished the night off with the street fair in Mount Airy.

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Three birthdays and Labor Day weekend.

2015-09-08-0017Jon’s party was in the Cedar House under the canopy of the Wissahickon while Joe and Tony’s was in the urban setting of Brewerytown. One celebration was vegetarian while the other was a pig smoke. Canon EOS-1 shooting Tri-X pushed to 3200.

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The House in Cresheim Valley

2015-09-08-0002Just a couple of blocks from our house next to our trailhead to the Wissahickon. We almost got married here, but upon inspection it smelled like pee. Yashica A twin lens reflex—probably the simplest camera in my collection—shooting T-Max 100 pulled to ISO 25.

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Granogue Cross 2015

2015-09-07-0001Another cross season, another fabulous day at the DuPont estate in Delaware. Might be the dryest Granogue yet. Bessa I shooting T-Max pulled two stops at 25 ISO. Forgot to transfer focus from the rangefinder to the lens a couple of times.

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Pre-race, Post-race.

_55A6515Wanderers’ Fall Series, Race 1: Battle of the Sexes.

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Forgot how awesome medium format can be.

2015-08-24-0016I can’t remember which Rolleiflex I used. Definitely Porta 160 rated at 100 though. I think.

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Big pile of random spring/summer pics

2015-08-21-0001Moving and stuff kind of messed with my shooting/developing/scanning/posting mojo. So… here’s a bunch of stuff. Olympus XA shooting Ektar at box speed and Superia Xtra 800 rated at 400.

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