26 November 2009

neon cups of coffee

Nighttime on the neon hunt. A pizza shop in Clarendon, I believe.
(ISO 800, f/1.8, 1/2500s)

25 November 2009

beau's lawn

No caption needed. If you don't know who lives here, I'll give you a hint. He's kind of a big deal.
(ISO 200, f/2.5, 1/1600s)

24 November 2009

lunch in lafayette square

For such a gorgeous day, there weren't a whole lot of people out and about in Lafayette Square. The A. Litteri subs we got were best enjoyed with a warming filter from a worm's eye view. The White House gawkers were an entertaining bonus.
(ISO 400, f/11.0, 1/25s)

23 November 2009

popeye's harem

A. Litteri is an Italian market in D.C. that has been open since 1926. They keep eighty or so types of olive oil in stock. Popeye wouldn't need to fight with Bluto anymore.
(ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/25s)

17 November 2009

early morning sunlight

Goofing off with my camera, quietly in the morning. It rekindled my desire to take some photos of interesting bathrooms, starting with the retro-cool men's room at the Corcoran Gallery. Is that strange?
(ISO 800, f/3.2, 1/10s)

16 November 2009

halls of justice

Armed only with my 35mm, I had to be creative to photograph the front of the Supreme Court in the early evening. I couldn't fit the facade in any other way.
(ISO 400, f/11.0, 28.0s)

15 November 2009

capitol late night

Little did we know Congress was actually in session on this evening.
(ISO 400, f/16.0, 10.0s)

14 November 2009

purity in fall

It's not often that I find flowers worth photographing in the fall. These didn't seem all that worthy, but sometimes the shutter sees things differently.
(ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/400s)

13 November 2009

saturated paintjob

I can't even believe some of the so-called facts about this automaker from Wikipedia. They're mighty ridiculous.
(ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/80s)

12 November 2009

parade of trabants

East German automaker Trabant made cars with two-stroke engines and 10-year waiting lists. Zero-to-sixty in 21 seconds: scorching!
(ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/60s)

11 November 2009

a forgotten memorial

Obscured by trees and rarely visited, the World War One Memorial is often overlooked by tourists looking for the WWII, Vietnam, or Korean War memorials.
(ISO 800, f/4.0, 1/13s, eV -1.00)

07 November 2009

a field of fall

I deemed this field to be perfect for bocce ball. Unfortunately, the neighbors take their dogs out here. I'm not wild about playing bocce and trying to avoid lawn mines.
(ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/50s)

06 November 2009

a different perspective

I climbed out of the creekbed, screwed on the new prime, and added a warming filter before clicking the shutter. All I had to worry about was a car pulling into the parking spot.
(ISO 200, f/1.8, 1/800s)

05 November 2009

comforting my mother

It was a long day. I'm glad I was able to be there and that everything went as well as could be expected.
(ISO 100, f/2.2, 1/60s, eV -0.33)

04 November 2009

the florida version of an ivy-covered wall

I'm not sure if this is ivy or not. The shot was similar; I had to try it with the new lens. Good bokeh on this lens, yes?
(ISO 200, f/1.8, 1/400s, eV -0.33)

03 November 2009

welcome to tampa

It's been a few months since I've been to Florida. Laying on my stomach with a camera isn't what I used to do by the pool's edge. I forgot my board shorts anyhow.
(ISO 200, f/14.0, 1/30s, eV -0.33)

02 November 2009

reading a classic

I'm doing everything I can to avoid finishing my reread of A Tale of Two Cities. I'm a hundred pages in with little recollection of anything that's happened thus far. Playing with my new lens was much more exciting.
(ISO 200, f/1.8, 1/30s, eV -0.33)

01 November 2009

watching leaves die

Or so Kevin Nealon would tweet, "Ah, Autumn...there is nothing more beautiful than watching the slow death of leaves."
(ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/100s, eV -0.67)