Monday, July 30, 2007

A Day at the Zoo...

Lappet-Faced VultureI took our almost-12-year-old nephew Josh, a budding nature photographer, to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore last weekend - I haven't been their since our own kids were younger than Josh. My brother Mark (Josh's dad) decided to come at the last minute, and we had a great boys' day out, roaming around the zoo and photographing the animals.

Of about 80 or so shots I took, most were for the birds, but some photos I took of some birds turned out pretty good. The best was this one of a handsome Lappet-Faced Vulture (Aegypius tracheliotus). This bird, an old-world vulture, is in the African exhibit at the Zoo. He was kind enough to sit still for me while I composed the photo. Who knew that a vulture could be so good-looking?

Mark Rosenbach - Lion of BaltimoreJosh, at almost twelve, is a little to sophisticated to fall for the various kids' stuff spread around the zoo, but 47-year-old dad Mark and his 57-year-old brother me couldn't resist a little childish fooling around. Here is Mark doing a wonderful job posing as a lion.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Lost Blog

My blog, Imagine There's An Image is now read-only.

Somehow, I lost all access to my original Google account, meaning GMail, Blogger, and a host of other services. One day, my password just stopped working. I've gone through all of the things Google tells you to go through to recover my access, but to no avail.

So here I am with 2nd Exposure, a new blog under my new Google account.Charles Lee performs in Baltimore Inner Harbor

As with the old blog, this one will be primarily for and about photography and photographers.

To start things off on a good note (ouch! bad pun!), here's a photo of an amazing entertainer, Charles Lee, taken at Inner Harbor in Baltimore last Friday. Mr. Lee thrilled us and brought smiles to all of us in the lunchtime crowd with his renditions of Motown classics.