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Ramallah Walks III

Ramallah Walks III

This time around my regular walks have taken me beyond the walls of Ramallah, to the lovely Old City of Nablus and to one of the oldest nature reserves in the region known as Wadi Qana northwest of Ramallah. No matter where I went signs of Spring

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Ramallah Walks II

Ramallah Walks II

My regular camera walks continue almost daily on the streets of Ramallah- and occasionally other surrounding cities. They have become my way to re-acquaint myself with a place I have not lived in for 17 years. In the process I’m trying not to judge but merely observe and let

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Ramallah Walks I

Ramallah Walks I

This was perhaps the most difficult post I’ve put together, with much perseveration over what to include and exclude and how it could be interpreted. Ultimately I’ve decided to take out several images that I liked for fear of being judged or interpreted the wrong way. In

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Ramallah Snowstorm Of 2013

Ramallah Snowstorm Of 2013

Snow started falling and it wouldn’t stop for days– big, heavy flakes impregnated with moisture. They said it was going to be a major storm, but no one forsaw what was coming especially this early in the season. Histeria came in the form of keywords: “Alexa,” “Siberian,”

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Twin Cities Camera Walks VIII (Final)

Twin Cities Camera Walks VIII (Final)

Well it looks like I lied to you when I described my previous Camera Walks post as my last from Minnesota. It turns out I had a few more shots left in me in the final days as I said goodbye to my beloved Twin Cities. As

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Twin Cities Camera Walks VII

Twin Cities Camera Walks VII

It’s been a hectic Fall– I’ve been preparing for a permanent move to my beloved home in Palestine. Minnesota has been a wonderful home for me over the past 12 years, and I’m forever grateful for the beauty and happiness this place and its people have brought

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Banning State Park In Fall

Banning State Park In Fall

This was a colder camping trip than usual. Destination was Banning State Park in the Northern part of Minnesota. We woke up to 27 F (-3 C) and flurries. Snow eventually picked up and we found ourselves scrambling to take down our campsite in the freezing weather.

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Minnesota North Shore Summer Trip

Minnesota North Shore Summer Trip

This trip was different from past ones. It marked my return to the Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior since my accident last Fall, and it also included a wedding! Paul has been my partner in North Shore adventures for years. Together we’d hiked many miles along

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Twin Cities Camera Walks VI

Twin Cities Camera Walks VI

The sixth installment of my “Twin Cities Camera Walks” blog series was entirely shot in Minneapolis over the past month. It’s been a sunny and comfortable Summer in Minneapolis so far but we are ‘far’ enough into it that we are becoming aware Fall is around the

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Five Reasons Why I’m Disappointed With The Fuji X100S

Five Reasons Why I'm Disappointed With The Fuji X100S

I’ve been a Leica M6 shooter for several years. I love everything about the M6, from feel and handling to the confidence it instills in me, to the character its various lenses possess, and not least for the pure pleasure I get from using it. At some

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Twin Cities Camera Walks V

Twin Cities Camera Walks V

It’s truly been a long winter this year in Minnesota. It’s April and there’s still some snow remaining on the ground. It’s also been a long winter for me personally, having suffered an accident last Fall which I’m still healing from. The accident meant I couldn’t walk

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Twin Cities Camera Walks IV

Twin Cities Camera Walks IV

This is the second half of the 5-roll batch I’ve recently developed and scanned (see previous post). It takes place around the Twin Cities area. I hope you’ll enjoy. (Technical info below) Technical Info: Leica M6 TTL Carl Zeiss c-Biogon 2.8/35 ZM Leica Summicron 50 Rigid Ilford

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Twin Cities Camera Walks III

Twin Cities Camera Walks III

I haven’t been shooting much lately due to a minor health issue that’s kept me off the streets, but what I’ve finally accomplished is to have 5 rolls of film from mid-late Summer developed and scanned. It was exciting to look at those negatives for the first

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Trip: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Trip: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Long overdue, but here are some pictures from my recent Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) trip in August. We only made it as far as Lake Disappointment and managed to find a beautiful campsite facing South. The main hardship we encountered was weather, in the form

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Twin Cities Camera Walks II

Twin Cities Camera Walks II

This is the second set in the new street photography blog series, Twin Cities Camera Walks. I’m really enjoying the freedom of sharing my daily camera street musings with no pressure to tie the images together. (Technical info below) Technical Info: Leica M6 TTL Leica Summicron 50

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