31 May 2010

to honor those fallen

He quoted my lesson verbatim, "Memorial Day honors soldiers who have died in wars." It must've been a powerful connection for him to remember that lesson from months earlier.

To all the men and women of our Armed Services who have made the ultimate sacrifice for life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness, you have my eternal gratitude.

(ISO 100, f/11.0, 1/1000s, eV -1.00)

28 May 2010


I get easily distracted by bright flowers. We were walking to the Pentagon Memorial to check it out. I'm still sorting through those shots.
(ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/2500s, eV -1.00)

27 May 2010

textured textile trifecta

I couldn't decide which one I liked best. Since they're so similar, I offer a group of three. Don't think I've done a triple since New Year's or so. I did it a lot more earlier in this blog's lifespan.
(ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/1800s-1/2500s, eV -1.00)

26 May 2010

sunny day needs

The vendors selling sunglasses should have been doing brisk business on a day like Saturday. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, perfect for walking around Eastern Market.
(ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/2500s, eV -1.00)

25 May 2010

shadows across the floor

Sometimes shadows across the floor just catch my eye. This isn't the first time on my belly to get a shot.
(ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/60s, eV -1.00)

21 May 2010

the replacement

When my uncle sold the family tavern in 1999, the Moose became the watering hole of choice for many of the displaced patrons. Lately, I haven't set foot in a pub, bar, or speakeasy in town. There's reasons, sure, but it'd still be nice to do something after my grandma goes to bed at sunset.
(ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/13s)

20 May 2010

cambria prison blues

When I was just a baby, my mama told me, "Son, always be a good boy. Don't ever play with guns."

But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die...

(ISO 800, f/2.0, 1.1s)

16 May 2010

hidden polar bear

My class took a field trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History late last month to review for the upcoming Standards of Learning assessments. The kids had a blast running around the museum, checking off boxes on their scavenger hunts. I had a blast capturing their fun from afar with my Nikon.
(ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/25s)

15 May 2010

green leaves and blue skies

The skies threatened to soak us for the whole day, but we were treated to dry rocks, strong winds, and cool temps for an abbreviated trip to Cooper's Rock State Forest near Morgantown, West Virginia. Heal up, my friend, and we will make the return trip.
(ISO 100, f/2.2, 1/1250s)

14 May 2010

base ten exposure values

It's far too rare that I take a trip into the District lately. I often see these mirrors and think they'd make an interesting shot. I think I'll be on the hunt for more of these on my next foray across the Potomac.
(ISO 100, f/10.0, 1/100s)

13 May 2010

more from the bouquet

Another homegrown petal shot. I think I'm getting the hang of these macro filters: small aperture, long exposure.
(ISO 200, f/14.0, 3.6s, 4x macro filter @ 55mm)

12 May 2010

a single rose

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. No one appreciated the flowers more than my better half!
(ISO 200, f/18.0, 30.0s, 4x macro filter)

11 May 2010

shameless self-promotion

A few weeks ago, I rec'd a comment from a guy who runs a blog about blogs. I'm not sure how or why he found my photos, but he wanted to know more about them. He had some questions, and I answered them. Real exciting, I know.

The "interview" is posted at BlogInterviewer. Check me out.

I'll resume regularly scheduled broadcasting as soon as I finish mounting and matting the black and white prints I got on metallic paper from Mpix.com for the guest bedroom. They look amazing.

09 May 2010

happy mum's day

My mom's great. According to my dad, she's given me many of my better qualities. Patience. Love. Compassion. Despite the miles between us, I hope that she feels my hug from afar. LYF, LYFA.