I've always considered the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol the "Big Three" historical sites in Washington. Here they are on Sept. 20 as seen across the Potomac River from Arlington, Va.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
On Friday, Nov. 14, I rose early to take pictures of the Capitol in the fog. It's something I always wanted to do because I've never done it before. Because this was new for me, I went "all in" and used techniques I've never tried before, including black and white, high ISO grain, soft focus and some Photoshop wizardry. Above are some images that I created from the shoot.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I've been spending a lot of time at the National Zoo lately for a personal project. Above are some pictures I took Sunday afternoon of one of the zoo's tigers. They are one of the most popular exhibits at the zoo and are a lot of fun to shoot because, if you are patient and prepared, you are rewarded with a shot like this...
I also couldn't help but think of the first stanza of William Blake's poem while shooting:
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Last week, I had an opportunity at work to shoot a bust of Abraham Lincoln. I was interested in Lincoln's downward, almost mournful expression in the piece, and I wanted to capture that tone with the natural light from a nearby window.