Empire State Plaza | Albany, NY

Empire State Plaza | Fuj On Tap

I’ve been waiting for the perfect amount of cloud coverage on blue skies to take this photo for a while now. This is obviously not without its flaws, but likely the best I’ll do without a tripod. Check out the 360 degree interactive Photo Sphere view here, if you’re on a desktop or have the Google+ app installed on your mobile device.

Sightseeing in Washington, DC

Visiting Washington DC has always been on our radar but until recently has only been something we’ve driven through on the way to or from our yearly trips to Florida. Each pass through is usually accompanied with some bewilderment of the monuments that we can see from the road, with some longing to actually visit them someday and spend a weekend doing some sightseeing and museum hopping. When one of Elise’s favorite artists was performing at the newly revitalized Lincoln Theater on Valentine’s Day, it gave us the opportunity to make such a trip happen.

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Empire State Plaza Sunrise

OK, I’m might be on a little of a sunrise kick lately. (It doesn’t hurt that, ya know, I’m actually awake when the sun rises in the winter!) This one comes from the back ledge of the Empire State Plaza with my trusty 50mm, like usual.

Camera: NEX-6 | Focal Length: 50mm | Exposure: 1/320 | F Number: f/11 | ISO: 100

Retro North Greenbush / East Greenbush Map

Found this gem at Del’z Dawgs in Castleton while grabbing a quick breakfast sandwich on the way to MA this weekend. Anyone who grew up in The ‘Bush in the 80s and 90s should recognize it; I’m pretty sure every local business in the area displayed one of these at some point. It’s cool to see one of these maps still in good shape and kickin’ around, but kinda sad in that most of the businesses displayed here are no longer in service including my family’s own Matty Scher Auto Parts.

(Click to zoom in on the map above.)

Vermont Camping: July 2013 Edition

Vermont Balloon and Craft Festival

Just a short couple of days in Vermont on our last trip but we made the most of it while we could. We stayed at Elise’s favorite state park, Mount Philo, again and lucked out with the weather the whole weekend.

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