Saturday, October 10, 2009

The "Big Three" of DC

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.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

DC Noir

I've been watching a lot of film noir on Netflix lately, and I wondered what Washington, D.C., would look like in that style. Here's my best take on it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Foggy Day In DC

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

Election Days Past

In May 2007, a friend asked if I could take some pictures of his campaign button collection. I just bought some new lights and I thought this would be a good way to experiment with them. Here's what I came up with. I thought these photos would be good to post now with Election Day 2008 coming soon.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tiger In Fall

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

Wolf Run

A Mexican wolf runs along the edge of its habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pictures of Abe

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.