J. F. Campbell on his Terra Trike, 4 August 2012
2017 Photo Walks in
Mason, Michigan (USA)

I am still mainly using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera with the Olympus PRO 12-40/2.8 zoom lens. I also use a Rokinon 7.5mm/ F3.5 Fish eye lens and several Olympus lenses, such as 9-18, 14-150 and 75-300. Spurred on by my Fitbit Charge 2 wrist device my wife Anne and I take many walks, trying to get it a minimum of 250 steps each hour during the day plus a goal of total steps each day: 6,000 - 8,000 - 10,000 - 12,000 - 15,000 - goals changing during the year depending of various factors.

2017 Photo Walks

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2017 Mason Photo Walks:   
2017 Mason events:    Mason 5K Race | Spring Fling | 
2017 Trips outside of Mason:   REO Town | 
Other pages: Mason Links | My Favorite Photos

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Spring Fling, Mason, Michigan, 6 May 2017, Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Olympus 12-40/2.8 lens

6 May 2017

Spring Fling

As usual, this was a fun event with lots of interesting booths, crafts, public information, food, church ladies with excellent baked goods, and an entertainment area. Following are a selection of photos to give a taste of the event. I was very pleased to purchase a nice collection of colorful pot holders this year.

Go to: Spring Fling

Commercial Bank Mason 5K Race, Mason, Michigan, 5 May 2017, Apple iPhone 6 Plus

5 May 2017

Annual Commercial Bank Mason 5K Run/Walk

This year marked my 8th straight year participating in the Mason State Bank 5K race, now called the Commercial Bank Mason 5K. Commercial Bank merged the Mason State Bank into its organization in the last few months.

My regular walking regimen isn't as demanding as last year's as I walk about 10,000 steps a day, as opposed to about 15,000 steps last year. Perhaps it's age catching up with me causing a decrease in stamina.

When the race started I tried to get as good a start as possible by jogging a large percentage of the time on Maple Street before reaching the first turn onto Temple Street. This year I noticed getting tired earlier in the race. My phone app showed me that my average time was dropping steadily as the race continued and the numbers told me I would probably have a bad finishing time, but I persevered and kept close to previous race times. Maybe next year ...

Go to: 5 May 2017

Photo Walk in REO Town, Lansing, Michigan, 26 April 2017<BR>Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Olympus 12-40/2.8 lens

26 April 2017

REO Town (Lansing, Michigan)

This was my first photo walk of the year ... part of my birthday celebration as I reached the age of 75. I had a very nice morning at home, visited the William-Sonoma store in Lansing to use the birthday certificate they sent me, had lunch at the Schulers book store, and then chose to visit REO Town in Lansing for a nice photo walk. It was a pleasant Spring day with lots of flowers, flowering trees and other interesting things to see.

Go to: 26 April 2017

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