Time for Sunflowers

Located on River Road in Poolesville, Maryland, McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 2,000-acre tract in a mixture of woodlands, fields, wooded bottomland and managed wetland impoundments. The State of Maryland plants sunflowers in several fields with a total area of approximately 30 acres […]

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Sunrise

I always enjoy taking sunrise photos, especially the brilliant sky! The feature photo above was taken at Lake Tahoe – Emerald Bay.  Monument Valley: On a Country Road near Frederick: At Ellicott City Hot air balloon launch

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More Lotus Flowers

I took quite a few shots of lotuses when I visited Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens last Saturday. As I went through more images yesterday I found a few more I like and would like to share with my readers here. Like shooting any kind of flowers […]

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Lotuses at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

I went back to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens yesterday morning. The lotuses were in full blooming conditions and will probably stay that way for at least a week. I used my Nikon D600 camera with all purpose 28-300mm lens. I set my camera at manual mode […]

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World Heritage Sites in China

We visited China about ten years ago in 2007.  We first toured Yunnan Province in southwestern China and afterwards spent 10 days in Beijing to tour all the tourist spots in the area, including Chengde Mountain Resort.  Here is the picture of the Great Walls […]

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World Heritage Sites in Italy

My first visit of Italy was in 1998 and that was before the digital camera become popular. I still remember taking fifteen rolls of Kodak 36 exposure film and coming back for developing and printing and sadly throwing away half of the prints (what a […]

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World Heritage Sites in Croatia

We had a very nice visit to Croatia in December of 2008. That was many years ago before I established my website (blog) and before I ever heard of the term “World Heritage Site”.  We were most impressed with the old southern town of Dubrovnik […]

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National Zoo of Washington

I like to visit National Zoo in Washington, DC – it’s part of Smithsonian Institutes and  free of admission, like all the Smithsonian Museums in the National Mall. However, the parking fee is pretty steep, $22 unless you are a member of FONZ (Friends Of […]

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Lotuses and Water Lilies

During the last week of June and first two weeks of July, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC becomes the paradise for lovers of lotuses and water lilies. Literally, thousands of these beautiful aquatic flowers in numerous ponds will be blooming during this period. Knowing […]

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