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Colin Devroe

Photographer. Podcaster. Blogger. Reverse Engineer.

50mm – f/1.8 – 1/4000s – ISO 100
50mm – f/1.8 – 1/1600s – ISO 100

Misc. 50mm – December 2019

I’ll remember these photos for a long time, as they were captured on the day I purchased my first film cameras.

iPhone 11 Pro Max ∙ f/1.8 ∙ 1/120sec ∙ 4.25mm – Live Photo
iPhone 11 Pro Max ∙ f/1.8 ∙ 1/1000sec ∙ 4.25mm ∙ ISO 32 (Keenlake)
f/4.5 ∙ 79mm ∙ 1/80sec ∙ ISO 1600
f/4.5 ∙ 55mm ∙ 1/15sec ∙ ISO 400
iPhone 11 Pro Max ∙ f/1.18 ∙ 1/75sec ∙ 4.25mm ∙ ISO 125
f/5.6 ∙ 1/20sec ∙ 250mm ∙ ISO 1600

Seelyville Dam – November 2019

On my way to the pub with a few friends I stopped by a nearby dam to shoot photos. I was surprised that just above the dam was a small marshy area filled with ducks, geese, beavers and birds. I managed to fire off just a few photos before the light faded.

There is one photo of Keenlake Campground’s adorable tunnel that I quickly stopped by to shoot as the sun was setting through it.

Testing the iPhone 11 Pro Max – November 2019

For behind-the-scenes audio of these photos please subscribe to Photowalking with Colin.

In this post I was testing the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s cameras while walking around Honesdale, PA at lunch time. I wish I had had more time on this day as I was just hitting my stride.

Rickett’s Glen Falls Trail – September 2019

Raymondskill Falls – July 2019

These loud falls run into the Delaware between Pennsylvania and New Jersey just outside of Milford, PA.

a man, fishing next to a lake

Fisherman, Lackawanna State Park – July 2019

“I once saw a pelican out here.”

Carbondale, Pennsylvania – April 2017

My photo in the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau Spring Visitors Guide

I’m always pleased when my photos can be put to good use. It is why I license my photos the way that I do.

A few months ago the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau reached out and asked if they could use one of my photos (with credit) in their Spring Visitors Guide.

My photo in the Spring Visitors Guide
Complete with credit

Of course they can!

They chose this photo of geese at Aylesworth Park – a park I visit quite often during the year for hiking.

I’m very happy with how it turned out. Be sure to pick up a guide and get out this spring and discover Lackawanna County.

Scranton Craftsmen – February 2017

A few years ago I was grateful to receive a guided tour of this interesting steel and concrete fabrication business. I learned a lot.

The Berthe Morisot exhibit, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia – January 2019

Seeing this post from Kottke spurred me to invite my Dad and a friend to quickly drive to Philadelphia to see this exhibit before it closed. I’m very happy that I did. I urge you to look into Berthe Morisot.

Drone shot over Hudson River

Bannerman's Castle, arsenal hold

Bannerman's Castle from above

Wall remains in river

Castle from below

Remaining structure of Bannerman's Castle

From afar

Remains of wall in river

Kayaking to Bannerman’s Castle on the Hudson River – July 2018

Eliza and I paddled on the Hudson River to a long abandoned arsenal castle. It was a great day.

Jim Thorpe – May 2018

Carriage House, Hill Section, Scranton, PA – April 2018

I found this little gem just a few paces from my new office.

Lackawanna County Courthouse, Scranton, PA – January 2017

I don’t know how this happened, but I’ve never published this photo here on my site. This was one of the first photos I took with my current drone (the DJI Phantom 4 Pro) and has already been used by several Scranton-based companies in their materials.

Hiking in Seven Tubs Nature Recreation Area, Bear Creek, PA – April 2018

On Saturday Eliza and I went for a hike around Seven Tubs, a series of “tubs” carved out of the bedrock by glaciers a few thousand years ago. Beautiful area, beautiful day.

New office vibes – March 2018

Jujama’s Scranton, PA offices are 👌

The Anthracite Center, Carbondale, PA – February 2018

I seldom get the chance to drive through Carbondale at night. It was nice to see The Anthracite Center lit up.

A few photos from Berwick, PA – January 2018

Eliza and I drove to a brewery and a few wineries a few weekends ago. We love to explore new areas and find places that are slightly off the beaten path – especially those somewhat close to home.

Snowy Saturday, Prompton, PA – December 2017

Paper Caves, Honesdale, PA – December 2017

Goregous, immersive art exhibit.

Cider Mill, Clifford, PA – December 2017

Down Wyoming, Scranton, PA – April 2017

Duffy’s Coffee Company, Clarks Summit, PA – November 2017

This being my day 2 entry of the Micro.blog photo challenge.

Prompton Lake – October 2017


Cedar Ave. Scranton, PA – September 2017

Attending October’s NEPA.js meet up

On Tuesday, October 10 I attended October’s NEPA.js meet up. John George of NEPA Web Solutions was this month’s presenter and his topic was Bitcoin and the Blockchain: Democratizing How We Exchange Value.

I believe all members of NEPA.js would agree, John’s presentation was arguably the best presentation the meet up group has had to-date. Though the Blockchain can seem a complex topic, John did an excellent job describing how it worked, where it is currently being used, and its future potential. Though the meet up was relatively well attended, I left wishing that so many more people had heard his presentation.

To further the lesson beyond the walls of the Scranton Enterprise Center, John also gave each attendee a gift in the form of a wallet containing a single bit of BTC. He also incentivized attendees to claim that bit for themselves by awarding the first few that did so with $50USD in BTC. Those that did it were rewarded indeed since the value of BTC has jumped to new record highs this month. Those that didn’t claim their bit may be kicking themselves for dragging their feet.

John will likely do this presentation again, in some form, under the NEPA Tech banner. Meet up’s like October’s are what is spurring the group to expand the group into a more general direction. This particular presentation had nothing to do with JavaScript – as the name NEPA.js would have you believe – and so we want to make sure each meet up is approachable by all that would be interested. You may remember me saying this over the last few months, and even in January I spelled it out specifically, but now there has been positive steps towards this happening. We’ll have more to announce in the near future.

Thanks to John for the amazing presentation, and for the bitcoin, and to the attendees for the active discussion.

Side note: My apologies for a terrible pano photo. I’ll try to do better next time.


The Giving Tree Wellness Center, Penn Avenue, Scranton, Pa – September 2017

In September Mark Keith and I poked our heads into this brand-new business in Downtown Scranton. They have a nice spot (and sensory deprivation chambers).

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic – October 2017

So much fun.

Attending the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic: The Music of John Williams (audio)

This past weekend Eliza and I attended an orchestral presentation by the NEPA Philharmonic that featured musical scores composed by John Williams – my favorite score composer.

Forgive the audio quality, the fact that I forgot to record more than I did, and that at the end I yell “it’s all over” so fast that it is unintelligible. I was quite literally blown away by the presentation. I cried (both at Jurassic Park and during Leia’s theme), I laughed (at the conductor playing the role of Indiana Jones), and my spirits were soaring (during Hook!).

Not my best audio bit so far but definitely my favorite.

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Keystone Observatory from above – September 2017