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.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Washington National Cathedral

Some images of the Washington National Cathedral that I took during an Aug. 19 visit.

Washington National Cathedral: Details

The Washington National Cathedral is huge. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and the second largest in the U.S. It is 30 stories high and about two football fields long. If you live in Washington, you can see it from miles away -- day or night. Above are some details of the cathderal that I shot during an Aug. 19 visit.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Air Jaws"

I was going through some old camera flash cards the other night when I came across this image of pre-historic shark jaws. I took it during a December 2007 trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York with my trusty Canon A610 PowerShot.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Arlington Memorial Bridge (And Some Geese)

Here are some pictures of the Arlington Memorial Bridge that I took on Aug. 12. The bridge, completed in 1932, connects the Lincoln Memorial with Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River.
This is a shot that I've wanted to do for some time. I scouted locations, noted the light and carefully considered which lens to use. The geese were not planned, of course. They were a late, but welcome, addition to the shoot.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Life On the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

Back in September, I took an 18-mile hike along the C & O Canal with my camera in tow. Below are some of my favorite images from the trek: