J. F. Campbell on his Terra Trike, 4 August 2012
2018 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. I recently added an Olympus 75/1.8 lens. Spurred on by my Fitbit Ionic 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. Our current goal is 10,000 steps daily.

2018 Photo Walks

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2018 Mason Photo Walks:    Winter in Mason | 
2018 Mason events:    Mason 5K Race | Spring Fling | July the 4th | Camino 5K Race | Sundried Music Fest | Homecoming Parade | Down Home Days | 
2018 Trips outside of Mason:   
Other pages: Mason Links | My Favorite Photos

Photo Walks for Other Years:   2009  | 2010  | 2011  | 2012  | 2013  | 2014  | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2019
Winter in Mason, Mason, Michigan, 18 February 2018<br>Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Olympus 75/1.8 lens<br>F5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec
F5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec - Full Resolution

18 February 2018

Winter in Mason

I took a walk around my neighborhood documenting some of the Winter scenes. I also concentrated on using my most recent lens purchase, the celebrated Olympus 75/1.8 lens. In addition to the regular small photos and corresponding moderate size images in a popup window I also have provided full size high resolution photos for 12 of the photos. The full sized images vary in size from approximately 3 megabytes to 9 megabytes.

Go to: Winter in Mason

Commercial Bank Mason 5K Race, Mason, Michigan, 4 May 2018, Apple iPhone 6 Plus

4 May 2018

Annual Commercial Bank Mason 5K Run/Walk

This year marked my 9th straight year participating in the Mason 5K race, now sponsored by Commercial Bank. Last year I wasn't in good shape for the walk and achieved my worst time. This year, as part of my New Year's Resolution to lose 20 pounds, I spent some time in the gym on the treadmill and have built up some stamina. That really helped on that final three blocks, which is very much up hill. I only improved by 1:20 from 46:48 to 45:27 but I'll take it. BTW, I have lost 8 pounds so far.

Go to: Commercial Bank 5K Race

Spring Fling, Mason, Michigan, 5 May 2018, Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Olympus 12-40/2.8 lens

5 May 2018

Spring Fling

Another Spring, another Mason Spring Fling! And what a day for it, sunny with mild temperatures. There was a huge turnout and everyone seemed to be having a great time. As usually, I bought enough goodies, mainly from the church ladies, to continue my enjoyment for many days.

Go to: Spring Fling

Car Show, 4 July 2018, Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Olympus 9-18/4.0-5.6 lens

4 July 2018

July the 4th

This year I took it easy on the 4th. I only spent a little time at the parade taking a number of record shots. I spent more time at the annual car show and focused on interesting photos without regard to record shots. These ventage car shows I've been to usually have a plethora of interesting details, reflections, colors, etc. and can be fun. What you see on the July 4th web page is my idea of photographic art. I have a great time.

Go to: July the 4th Car Show and Parade

10 August 2018

Upcoming Sundried Music Festival Information

No photos yet but the band list along with the schedules are listed for your information.

31 Aug 2018 update: All the band photos have been added. Only a couple general sets of photos may be incomplete for a few days.

Go to: 9th Annual Sundried Music Festival

9th Annual Camino of St. James 5K Race, Mason, Michigan, 12 August 2018, Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Showing off my prize

12 August 2018

9th Annual Camino of St. James 8K/5K and Fun Runs

Car show and parade

Go to: Camino of St. James 5K Race

Showdown, Sundried Music Fest, Mason, Michigan (USA), 25 August 2018, Olympus OM-D E-M1

31 August 2018

9th Annual Mason Sundried Music Festival 24-25 August 2018

The annual Sundried Music Fest was underway on Friday night 24 August '18 with the Capital Sundogs playing from 7:00pm till 11:00pm. On Saturday the remaing 12 groups presented their music on the two stages. There was a threat of rain but it held off with only some rain early on Saturday before the music started. Once again the event was a success with some great music finished off late into the evening by the spectacular Showdown band

Go to: 9th Annual Sundried Music Festival

Mason High School Homecoming Parade, Mason, Michigan, 14 September 2018, Olympus OM-D E-M1

14 September 2018

Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming parade was a lead up to the football game.

Go to: Homecoming Parade

Down Home Days, Mason, Michigan, 15 September 2018, Olympus OM-D E-M1

15 September 2018

45th Down Home Days

This was the 45th annual Down Home Days Show in Mason. More informations can be found here. I always enjoy this show. There is food, sales booths of various products, various commercial companies with products and services, entertainment and the regular weekly farmers' market.

Here is a sample of photographs of the activities.

Go to: Down Home Days

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