29 November 2010

from the hip

I've wanted to line up a shot like this for quite a while now. Unfortunately, I don't get the chance with musically-inclined friends nor with musicians up on stage. I got lucky with a hip shot in between sets at Iota. Hooray for wide apertures!
(ISO 3200, f/2.0, 1/3s)

28 November 2010

food for the soul

Live music is one of the things I miss most about Gainesville. If nothing was going on, we went to a show. Hadn't heard of the band? Didn't matter. We were there. Few nights pan out that way around here.

Last night, we wound up at Iota Club in Clarendon. We were treated to some awesome roots country, courtesy of Ruthie & The Wranglers. I'll have to keep an eye out for their shows when they're nearby. I felt a bit out of place in my bowtie, but my Chucks tapped along just as well as my boots would've.
(ISO 3200, f/2.0, 1/25s)

26 November 2010

follow friday, vol. 1

In the nearly two years since I started posting on this blog, I've likely read thousands of articles and blog posts related to photography. The ones I've chosen to subscribe to are those that have distinct style. Those who help me by exhibiting great work and inspiring me to see the world's beauty in a different way. To do so, I'm bringing a Twitter concept to the verbose blog: Follow Friday. When I sporadically share these others, I encourage you to check out their work. If you're a fan of mine, it's likely you'll see something you like in theirs.

For the first edition, I wavered between blogs that I discovered early on or those that have encouraged me along the way. In the time it took to write that last sentence, I settled on the latter.

National Basilica, Washington, D.C. Photo by Luis Gomez
Luis Gomez is a D.C. photographer who shoots and posts daily. He sees the District with a creative eye. Since I found his blog, he rarely fails to comment on my posts here. I appreciate his words as much as seeing the world through his lens. Check out his work at One Photograph a Day.

23 November 2010

misty mountain morning

We woke up in the morning to frost covering the tent and the field we'd camped in. A hot breakfast cooked over the fire soon warmed us up, as did the sun as soon as it broke this ridgeline.
(ISO 100, f/22.0, 1/25s)

22 November 2010


Hiking with my tripod this weekend was a waste. The shots I took with it attached were throwaways. Terrible composition and execution. This one? Handheld. Go figure.
(ISO 100, f/10.0, 1/2s)

14 November 2010

equal justice under law

On prior trips to the Supreme Court, I was either camera-less or hindered by my focal length. Kit lens to the rescue!
(ISO 100, f/10.0, 1/250s)

13 November 2010

bottom's up

I'm not real sure what compelled me to take a picture of the inside of this bottle. Sometimes inspiration strikes us at the oddest times, no?
(ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/10s)

12 November 2010

standard time

Barely a month ago, this time of day would've been right about sunset. So much for sunlight keeping me sane!
(ISO 1600, f/8.0, 1/8s)

08 November 2010


A shot from my archives to honor the wonderful woman in the foreground. You are greatly missed already.
(ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/50s)

06 November 2010

channeling norman rockwell

As we loaded up the car to head back to D.C. that weekend, I couldn't help myself from snapping off a few photos of those who'd come to enjoy a picnic in the woods awash in autumnal shades. The scene of these two older women setting the table, gingham tablecloth and all, was too picturesque for me not to take a guerrilla shot at them.
(ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/80s)