pearwood

I am a photographer, walker, and sometime paddler, a theologically-educated geek living in Rochester, NY. Once upon a time I was an Army helicopter jockey in Alaska.He/him. Christian, cisgender male who strongly supports his gay/lesbian/trans/whatever friends, relatives and neighbors.I started with film, switched to digital, then went back to classic film cameras.I started on the trail in 2022 and again in 2023. I'll be back.

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Perambulating Pearwood’s Peculiar Pinhole Pictures

Perambulating Pearwood’s Peculiar Pinhole Pictures

What happens when you take a lifelong computer geek, train him in the humanities, and send him out on the trail with a pinhole camera? You get

Apr 29, 2023 : pearwood
Pearwood’s Pinhole Goes to Georgia

Pearwood’s Pinhole Goes to Georgia

I shot four rolls of twelve with the Ondu 6×6 pinhole camera. Rather than deluge you with the full set at once, I will break them down into three

Apr 20, 2023 : pearwood
Pearwood is done, at least for now

Pearwood is done, at least for now

For now, at least, Pearwood is done. But by time I made it home, I realized I was already assuming that I would be back again next year. My entry in

Apr 15, 2023 : pearwood
Because Pearwood isn’t Done Yet

Because Pearwood isn’t Done Yet

Here we go again. One week from today I will board the Amtrak at Rochester, New York for a Thursday morning arrival at Gainesville, Georgia, and a

Mar 22, 2023 : pearwood
It Started Well, but I Am off the Appalachian Trail for 2022

It Started Well, but I Am off the Appalachian Trail for 2022

It started well, but I am off the Appalachian Trail for 2022.I did not underestimate the difficulty of the trail, at least not too badly. What I

Mar 11, 2022 : pearwood
In Which the Restart Plan Is Revealed

In Which the Restart Plan Is Revealed

We are going to do this. I say "we" because my brother Chuck (that's he on the right) will be hiking with me from Springer Mountain to Neel Gap.

Feb 28, 2022 : pearwood
Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you, every one of you.The outpouring of love and support here and on Instagram has been overwhelming. Even if I don't get to reply to each

Feb 7, 2022 : pearwood
Time to Bail, Rethink, Replan, and Maybe Restart

Time to Bail, Rethink, Replan, and Maybe Restart

The road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began, and I must follow if I can, pursuing it with weary feet until it joins some larger

Feb 6, 2022 : pearwood
Tuesday, February 1

Tuesday, February 1

It is actually happening. I'm going on an adventure. My brother will drive me to the approach trail trailhead on Tuesday. It isn't going to be an

Jan 30, 2022 : pearwood
Trying Not to Panic

Trying Not to Panic

February 1 is getting close. I am trying not to panic.Some days it's, "It's OK, you've got this." Other days, it's, "What???" I Can Do This I

Jan 9, 2022 : pearwood