31 October 2009

from the creekbed

Pretty, ain't it? You'd never know that this drainage creek is clogged with empty beer cans and malt liquor bottles. Well, except that I just told you.
(ISO 200, f/20.0, 1/40s)

29 October 2009

flickr advised

Del verano en mi barrio nuevo. Una caminata de la manana con la luz perfecta. Te gusta?
(ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/320s)

23 October 2009

gazing up at the roof

I've tried and tried to get a decent shot inside a Metro station. This is the latest in what may have been several dozen photos deleted previously.
(ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/5s, eV -1.00)

18 October 2009


Last summer, I sold my pickup truck. Every time I see an old one around town, I daydream about the day when I can get a new (old) pickup truck. I often drive past this one outside of Stalcup Farms in Vienna. It sets my mind a-wandering.
(ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/80s)

17 October 2009

a rusty old bike

I'm sure this was purposely placed in this manner. I'm probably not the only person to snap a shot of it. I tried many different angles; few were great.
(ISO 200, f/5.0, 1/100s)

16 October 2009

maiz de colores

I've never quite understood why maize is such an integral decoration in the fall. I'm pretty sure it's barely edible. I much prefer the squash family or summer corn. Yet another photo that'd make a pretty good puzzle.
(ISO 400, f/5.0, 1/30s)

15 October 2009

pumpkin time

Back in high school, I unloaded a few trucks full of pumpkins. By trucks, I mean eighteen wheelers stacked floor to ceiling, from stem to stern. We got $900 per trailer. Somehow, I learned things in photography class the next day despite my fatigue.
(ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/200s)

13 October 2009

channeling uncle deck

A locally famous photographer named Deck Lane is in my family tree. My folks have one of his shots at home that will become mine someday. Once I found out it was taken by a family member, I liked it even more. Like him, I'm largely self-taught, but digital makes it far less expensive to do so nowadays.
(ISO 100, f/11, 1/125s, eV -0.33)

12 October 2009

11 October 2009

10 October 2009

nutella, the breakfast of champions

Beautiful lighting filtering through the trees. A climber's breakfast; how very French of you, J.C.!
(ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/40s)

09 October 2009

the unforgiven

I took almost 300 photos over the weekend. Shooting in low light with the flash used to yield washed out messes. Something clicked with experimentation this weekend. Here, Tim works on The Unforgiven, a V7 crimpfest.
(ISO 200, f/6.3, eV -1.0, 1/40s or 1/60s)

05 October 2009

ivy covered brick, round two

This one looked best on the Nikon's LCD; unfortunately, not so on the computer screen. I adjusted the shadows slightly to bring out the texture of the brick and applied a slight tint to it. I quite like it.
(ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125s)

04 October 2009

ivy covered brick, round one

I took several pictures of an ivy-covered wall near the Falls Church Farmers' Market. This one was deemed the best by virtue of its balance.
(ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/100s)

03 October 2009

an overcast weather vane

"Think the Christian Science Reading Room people would mind if I climbed on their wall to take a picture of their weather vane?" I asked.

"Yes," she replied. Thank goodness for a zoom lens. This wasn't converted to black and white, by the way. These are actual colors. If you look closely, you can see a little bit of rust on the roof.
(ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/640s)

02 October 2009

fall is here at last

The trees are likely confused by our up and down weather of the summer. It's been glorious. This oak tree is ahead of the game. At least, I think it's an oak...
(ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/50s, EV -1.0)

01 October 2009

d.c. sunset

My photographer's eye snagged this shot as we hurried off to the Metro station after a Gator win. No post processing needed except for a little crop. Lucky me for having the right settings on hand! If you look carefully in the silhouette, you can make out the Washington Monument peeking out from behind the trees.
(ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/1250s)