23 June 2009


May the horse of good fortune run fast and increase the power of life, influence fortune, wealth, health and so forth. We'll miss you at the crag, Chris.

school's out for summer...

School's out forever...(ISO 400, f/13.0, 1/200s)

22 June 2009

stacking trapezoids

Not the intended use of Magic Mosaic, but the rest of it was boxed up. He was enjoying himself. (ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/40s)

21 June 2009

the last days

With testing done and grades turned in, there wasn't a whole lot left to do. Let's play games! (ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/60s)

20 June 2009

and the winner is...

I think this may be the best shot of last weekend's photosafari. I did nothing to this shot after uploading it to my computer. What a difference a year makes in shooting this brand of flower! (ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/60s)

19 June 2009

wait for it....

Figuring how to make do without a macro lens. Thoughts? (ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/80s)

18 June 2009

through these doors

On opposite sides of the gates read these two signs. One, "Enter God's gates with thanksgiving. Two, "Go into God's courts with praise." (ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/500s)

17 June 2009

helping hands

The mules worked hard towing the boats. Families traveled with both the boats and the mules, 184 miles one way each week for a paltry fifteen to twenty bucks. (ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/80s)

16 June 2009

step back in time

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal was the way for freight to be shipped into the District in the 19th Century from West Virginia & Maryland. Mules tugged the boats from lock to lock, necessitating the men of the family to control the water levels. (ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125s)

14 June 2009

people watching in georgetown

Georgetown never fails to produce some interesting people. Unsuspecting strangers make unwitting subjects. Focal black & white by Picasa. (ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/250s)

13 June 2009

come as you are

...as you were, as I want you to be. As a friend, as a friend...(ISO 100, f/18, 1/80s)

11 June 2009

69 prince george street

Nope, not Venice. Just a little bit of street flooding and reflection from the wet spring we've had. (ISO 100, f/18, 1/50s)

07 June 2009

naval academy chapel

A day trip to Annapolis found a five o'clock wedding and many beautiful possible pictures. (ISO 100, f/9, 1/200s)