Sep 18 2016

First Day at Niagara Falls

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 14:13

First a question: Why isn’t it pronounced Ni-Ah-Gare-Ah Falls? Sure as hell reeks havoc on my spelling having to think about the damn extra A every time! Just got the first days shots uploaded to the smug mug account. Day two will be next. This is one set of Rita’s color and one of my black and white. I honestly would never have imagined wanting to do a second day at the falls, as they seemed an over rated tourist site in my head before arrival. However, I have to admit I am a convert. Fantastic visit. I am also planning a trip back first really severe winter, as I have seen some winter shots to die for and I want some of my own.

Rita’s color set of day one is POSTED HERE.

My black and whites are POSTED HERE.



Sep 18 2016

First days of our Fall Trip

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 11:12

Some of these shots have been on Facebook, but I am putting up high resolution full sets now. The shots of the family visit at Steve and Diane’s place are POSTED HERE.

The next set is Rita’s from the campground the first night on the road. It is POSTED HERE.

The last of this group are my B&W shots from on the road and in the campground. That set is POSTED HERE.

More set to come, soon.



Jul 04 2016

Welcome Home Samuel Bess!

Category: Canon Fodder,Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 23:09

Fun day today as our friend Debbie came down from Seattle for a visit to Tacoma, but the highlight of the day was a visit at Kristina and Dan’s place to visit their new arrival. Samuel Easton Bess was born two days ago and just arrived home today. What a great 4th of July! I am assuming the spelling of his name is traditional as the parents are a bit more “East Coast”. If it’s really Saamyuel Eaztun, I apologize to the family for misspelling (and the kid for the parents).

Kristina is Rita’s oldest brother Steve and his wife Diane’s youngest girl. (Yes, you ARE oldest in this regard Steve.) Dan’s Parents and Diane are already here (like responsible grandparents) while Steve is to join later. I am sure he will say he was saving the best for last. In reality he is just late to the party, per usual.

We were thrilled to be invited for a nice Four of July grilled dinner cooked up by the Bess family. We managed a great visit and to get Rita out of the place without her kidnapping the baby. I took some photos for them while we were there. I apologize if the mom and dad look a wee bit tired, but those of you who have kids will understand. We were personally very impressed with Kristina and Dan’s stamina (Kristina in particular) to actually be up and about at this point.

Anyway, it was great to meet Samuel, and we hope that Dan’s posting keeps them here long enough for some babysitting duties for Aunt Rita (He is a military doctor, still training and under obligation to Uncle Sam’s whims). The set of Samuel’s first day home is POSTED HERE.



Jul 03 2016

Angela’s Place for Her Birthday

Category: Canon Fodder,Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 21:59

Some shots from our visit at Angela and Rob’s for Angela’s 42nd. Mary was up with the kids, so we took the opportunity to force a family photo on them. Ha! That will teach them to invite us. And we should have known to keep the dogs in the house, as some dog wrangling was needed. But then Sasha and Junior ARE part of the family. Sasha is the well behaved German Shepard and Junior is the black lab that can’t figure out what the heck we are doing. The set is POSTED HERE.



May 09 2016

Mother’s Day with the Girls

Category: Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 22:00

A lovely Mother’s Day this year as Angela and Rob came down from Seattle with the little ones, and Mary Lee came up from Portland with her kids. We went down to Wright park to let the grandkids have some room to roam. I have a set of pictures from the outing POSTED HERE.



Apr 22 2016

Oops…

Category: Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 22:24

Guess I missed the fact that I hadn’t processed and posted these. A set from a few weeks back in Portland with a bunch from Sophie’s fast pitch softball. The set is now POSTED HERE.



Apr 18 2016

Saturday in Portland

Category: Daily Drivel,Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 17:57

Walkies with Rita (relearning the differences of the ME from her M 240) and a meetup with my friend from Atlanta who was in the area. The set is POSTED HERE.



Apr 13 2016

Steve and Diane Visit

A small set from Steve and Diane’s visit in March. Took the old 1949 Leica IIIc camera with the 1950 lens loaded with Ektar color film. My favorite is the one below. The set is POSTED HERE.



Dec 24 2015

Some Shots of Ellie and John

Category: Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 14:51

I have a set from last week when we visited Angela and Rob for a holiday get together before they flew of to visit’s Rob’s family back in Illinois. There are a couple of Ellie making ornaments from dough, and some of John playing. Then it ends with sam of Ellie airborne, and she seems to be about half the time. I hope you enjoy. The set is POSTED HERE.



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