Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day At Arlington Cemetery -- Part I

An Army bugler plays "Taps" during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial Day At Arlington Cemetery -- Part II

The U.S. flag flies above Robert E. Lee's mansion and Robert F. Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day At Arlington Cemetery -- Part III

Tourists watch smoke rise through the trees at Arlington National Cemetery after a 21-gun salute on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day At Arlington Cemetery -- Part IV

Flags and flowers line the graves at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day At Arlington Cemetery -- Part V

Flags line the graves at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tools Mark Record Win -- Part I

Members of the Capitalist Tools celebrate after beating the Brookings Institution 22-7 on May 24. The win gives the Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, a 6-0 record for the season and a 30-0 record against think tanks since June 2004.

Tools Mark Record Win -- Part II

Brian McNicoll, coach of the Capitalist Tools, watches his hit during a May 24 game against the Brookings Institution. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat Brookings 22-7. The Tools under McNicoll's leadership are now 6-0 for the season -- and 30-0 since June 2004.

Tools Mark Record Win -- Part III

Russ Hall of the Capitalist Tools runs to first base during a May 24 game against the Brookings Institution. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat Brookings 22-7, earning a 6-0 record for the season and 30-0 since June 2004.

Tools Mark Record Win -- Part IV

Michelle Muccio of the Capitalist Tools watches her hit during a May 24 game against the Brookings Institution. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat Brookings 22-7, increasing its record to 6-0 for the season and 30-0 since June 2004.

Tools Mark Record Win -- Part V

Brian Darling of the Capitalist Tools prepares to throw to first base after tagging out a runner from the Brookings Institution at second during a May 24 game. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat Brookings 22-7, earning a 6-0 record this season and 30-0 since June 2004.

Tools Mark Record Win -- Part VI

Mike Needham of the Capitalist Tools makes a hit during a May 24 game against the Brookings Institution. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat Brookings 22-7, increasing its season record to 6-0. The Tools have not lost to another think tank since June 2004, giving the team a 30-0 record overall.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Supreme Court Views -- Part I

Night falls on the U.S. Supreme Court building May 23.

Supreme Court Views -- Part II

The sun sets on one of the figures in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on May 23.

Supreme Court Views -- Part III

These are columns in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on May 23.

Supreme Court Views -- Part IV

This is a column in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on May 23.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

DC Dragon Boat Festival -- Part I

The drummer for Fu-jen University's Team Taipei dragon boat team calls to shore before the crew's first race May 20 at the fifth annual D.C. Dragon Boat Festival. The team of 20 paddlers, drummer and steersman won its event, held on the Potomac River by Georgetown.

DC Dragon Boat Festival -- Part II

Members of Fu-jen University's Team Taipei dragon boat team paddle to their first race at the fifth annual D.C. Dragon Boat Festival on May 20. The two-day event on the Potomac River by Georgetown featured more than 1,000 paddlers from 45 teams.

DC Dragon Boat Festival -- Part III

A dummer for the Philly Yutes dragon boat team keeps a cadence as the crew heads toward its first race at the fifth annual D.C. Dragon Boat Festival on May 20. The boat later placed third in the 250-meter event on the Potomac River.

DC Dragon Boat Festival -- Part IV

Three boats cross the finish line on the Potomac River during a May 20 race at the fifth annual D.C. Dragon Boat Festival. A team of Philadelphia police officers (center boat with steersman) won the 250-meter event.

DC Dragon Boat Festival -- Part V

The bow of a dragon boat cruises down the Potomac River during the D.C. Dragon Boat Festival on May 20. Dragon boats are 45 feet long and hold 20 paddlers, a drummer to keep time and a steersman.

DC Dragon Boat Festival -- Part VI

Decorative and U.S. flags wave on the Georgetown waterfront May 20 during the fifth annual D.C. Dragon Boat Festival. More than 1,000 paddlers from 45 teams compete on the Potomac River during the two-day festival.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tools Streak Continues -- Part I

Kyle Newell of the Capitalist Tools makes a hit while teammate Brian Phillips warms up on deck during a May 17 game against IFES, a non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, continued their undefeated streak this season by beating IFES 32-13.

Tools Streak Continues -- Part II

(From left) Chris Paolucci and Dan Holler of the Capitalist Tools watch teammate Michelle Muccio collide into the catcher for IFES during a May 17 game. Muccio's home run -- her first for the season -- sent Paolucci and Holler home as well, contributing to the Tools' 32-13 victory over IFES, a non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, remain undefeated this season.

Tools Streak Continues -- Part III

Capitalist Tools shortstop Dan Lips throws to first base during a May 17 game against IFES, a non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, continued its undefeated streak this season by beating IFES 32-13.

Tools Streak Continues -- Part IV

Christie Phillips of the Capitalist Tools safely reaches third base during a May 17 game against IFES, a non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies. Phillips eventually made it home, contributing to the Tools' 32-13 romp over IFES. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, remain undefeated this season.

Tools Streak Continues -- Part V

A player for the IFES softball team swings at a pitch from Chris Paolucci during a May 17 game against the Capitalist Tools. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, defeated the non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies 32-13. The Tools remain undefeated this season.

Tools Streak Continues -- Part VI

Capitalist Tools third baseman Alex Adrianson chases after an overthrown ball during a May 17 game against IFES, a non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, continued their undefeated streak this season with a 32-13 win over IFES.

Tools Streak Continues -- Part VII

Chris Paolucci of the Capitalist Tools pitches during a May 17 game against IFES, a non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, continued their undefeated streak this season by beating IFES 32-13.

Tools Streak Continues -- Part VIII

Russ Hall of the Capitalist Tools watches his hit during a May 17 game against IFES, a non-profit dedicated to building democratic societies. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, continued their undefeated season by beating IFES 32-13.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Capitol Reflection

A seagull swims in the reflecting pool by North Capitol Street in Washington, D.C., on May 16.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Flowers lie on the White House lawn after a Mother's Day rally by Iraq war protestors that included the group Code Pink.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part I

Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist (center) concludes his group's May 12 Capitol Hill rally by singing the national anthem with supporters. Gilchrist led a 13-city tour across the country to bring more attention and action on border and immigration issues.

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part II

Supporters of the Minuteman Project listen to speakers at the group's May 12 Capitol Hill rally. About two dozen people attended the event, part of a 13-city tour designed to bring more attention and action to border and immigration issues.

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part III

Raymond Herrera of the Minuteman Project speaks during the group's May 12 rally on Capitol Hill.

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part IV

Raymond Herrera of the Minuteman Project speaks to the media after addressing the group's May 12 rally on Capitol Hill. Herrera, a carpenter and Vietnam veteran, conducted interviews both in English and Spanish about the country's need increase border security and immigration control.

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part V

Steve Eichler of the Minuteman Project speaks at a May 12 Capitol Hill rally. Washington, D.C., was the last stop in a 13-city tour that the group hoped would bring attention and action to border and immigration issues.

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part VI

A member of the Minuteman Project waves a U.S. flag before the group's May 12 Capitol Hill rally. The rally in Washington, D.C., marked the end of a 13-city national tour that supporters hoped would bring more attention and action to border and immigration issues.

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part VII

Counterprotestors demonstrate against the May 12 Minuteman Project rally on Capitol Hill. They chanted many slogans during the group's rally, including "No Minuteman. No KKK. No Fascist USA!" Minuteman Project members responded in kind with slogans that included "Go to Hell!"

Minuteman Project Rallies in DC -- Part VIII

Members of the Minuteman Project (right) and counterprotestors square off before media cameras after the Minuteman group's May 12 Capitol Hill rally.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Tools Win Again -- Part I

Capitalist Tools third baseman Adam Salmon scrambles for a ground ball during a May 10 game against the Notorious DOC -- the Commerce Department's softball team. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat the DOC 19-10.

Tools Win Again -- Part II

Capitalist Tools second baseman Dan Mitchell starts his base run during a May 10 game against the Notorious DOC -- the Commerce Department's softball team. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat the DOC 19-10.

Tools Win Again -- Part III

Brian Phillips of the Capitalist Tools makes a hit during a May 10 game against the Notorious DOC -- the Commerce Department's softball team. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat the DOC 19-10.

Tools Win Again -- Part IV

Capitalist Tools outfielder Brian Darling rounds first base in his home run hit against the Notorious DOC -- the Commerce Department's softball team -- during a May 10 game. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, defeated the DOC 19-10.

Tools Win Again -- Part V

Capitalist Tools catcher Rachel Oliphant takes a turn a bat during a May 10 game against the Notorious DOC -- the Commerce Department's softball team. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, beat the DOC 19-10.

Tools Win Again -- Part VI

Dan Holler of the Capitalist Tools earns a rare strike during a May 10 game against the Notorious DOC -- the Commerce Department's softball team. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, defeated the DOC 19-10.

Tools Win Again -- Part VII

Capitalist Tools pitcher/coach Brian McNicoll safely walks onto first base in a May 10 game against the Notorious DOC -- the Commerce Department's softball team. The Tools, The Heritage Foundation's softball team, defeated the DOC 19-10.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Jefferson By Night -- Part I

Tourists visit the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 9.

Jefferson By Night -- Part II

Washington, D.C.'s Tidal Basin reflects the Jefferson Memorial and nearby trees on May 9.

Jefferson By Night -- Part III

Tourists visit the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 9.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Portrait of Lincoln -- Part I

This is an alternate photo from my April 27 Lincoln Memorial shoot.