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Sunset on the D.C. skyline

May 27, 2021 - A couple of weeks ago, NASA had scheduled to launch a rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. I thought it...
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Sunrise and cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin

April 09, 2021 - This year, winter in Washington was long and dreary. We had lots of that hybrid rain and snow that we call “wintry mix.”...
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Christmas at the Capitol

December 11, 2020 - Every year, I try to shoot the Capitol Christmas Tree. Usually I shoot it just after sunset, when the tree lights are on...
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Pink and purple skies over the Capitol

September 14, 2020 - I took this photo of the Capitol after a recent rainstorm. The glass in the foreground is from one of the big skylights...
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Capitol dome tour

July 08, 2019 - I recently had the opportunity to go on a tour of the dome of the Capitol. It was a great experience. We climbed more th...
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Spring means cherry blossoms!

April 09, 2019 - It's spring and here in Washington, D.C., that means cherry blossoms! It also means lots of tourists and terrible traffi...
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Spring Equinox

March 30, 2019 - March 20 was the spring equinox. The equinox is the semiannual event in which the sun rises and sets along the equator....
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2018 Capitol Christmas Tree

December 18, 2018 - Happy holidays! Above is a photo of the 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree in front of the United States Capitol, here in Wa...
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Autumn finally arrived

December 09, 2018 - Autumn is finally here. The trees around Washington, D.C., appeared to reach their peak color around Thanksgiving. This...
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Happy holidays!

December 23, 2017 - Happy holidays everyone! I shot this yesterday. The 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree is an Engelmann Spruce from the Kootenai...
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Independence Day, 2017

July 08, 2017 - Happy Independence Day everyone!
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Happy holidays!

December 18, 2016 - Happy holidays, everyone! Here are my annual photos of the United States Capitol Christmas Tree. This year's tree is an...
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Another DC Summer Sunrise

September 18, 2016 - I had another occasion to go out and shoot a sunrise. I went back across the river to Arlington and timed it so that I c...
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My photo being used to promote PBS's A Capitol Fourth

June 09, 2016 - Not too long ago, I was approached by Capital Concerts to license one of my photos for promotion of PBS's A Capitol Four...
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Have a Merry Warm Christmas!

December 23, 2015 - We're having an unusually warm winter. It's currently 63 degrees out. The forecast for Christmas indicates a high of 72.
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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2014 - Happy holidays and a happy new year to everyone! This year for my annual holiday blog post, I took two photos. The firs...
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Happy Holidays!

December 14, 2013 - In the spirit of the holidays, I took two photos of the Capitol and the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree. The first is a phot...
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Harvest Moon

September 25, 2013 - The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon can occur anywhere from two weeks be...
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Red, White, and Blue

July 06, 2013 - Thursday was Independence Day and, as I usually do on the 4th of July, I made my way to the Capitol to shoot the firewor...
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Blue Hour at the Capitol

June 18, 2013 - In September, I took a photo of the Capitol during the blue hour (the period of twilight each morning and evening when t...
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Calder's Mountains and Clouds

March 24, 2013 - The primary feature of the gigantic atrium in the Hart Senate Office Building is a huge sculpture and mobile by Alexande...
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A cold winter's morning

February 09, 2013 - Last weekend was a big weekend for photography. Besides shooting the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum on Friday...
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Second Inauguration of President Obama

January 24, 2013 - On Monday, I attended the second inauguration of President Obama. It was an enjoyable event, but a very cold one. I was...
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Tomorrow is Inauguration Day

January 20, 2013 - Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, upon which President Obama will be sworn in for a second term as President of the United S...
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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2012 - Merry Christmas! The following are a few photos of the Capitol and the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. This year, the...
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Twilight in Washington

October 02, 2012 - Last weekend I decided to shoot an urban landscape. I've seen some nice shots of the Washington skyline from across the...
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A Capitol study

September 22, 2012 - In 2008, Congress opened the Capitol Visitor Center to serve as a visitor center for both the Capitol and the city. The...
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Fireworks at the Capitol

July 06, 2012 - Happy Independence Day, everyone! Every year, I look forward to seeing fireworks on July 4—especially now that I've figu...
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Washington skyline at night

March 01, 2012 - On President's Day, I went across the Potomac to take some photos of the Washington skyline at night. I think this one t...
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Converging Lines

February 19, 2012 - I took this photo Friday evening while standing in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. In the very cent...
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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011 - I took this photo of the Capitol Christmas Tree on the 22nd. It was pouring rain, which explains the color of the sky. T...
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Autumn twilight at the Capitol

November 11, 2011 - Autumn is in full swing here in Washington, D.C. The fall foliage has made its way down from the mountains and into the...
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Super Moon

March 20, 2011 - On Saturday, we experienced an unusually large moon known as a "super moon" or a super "perigee moon". A super moon is w...
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Exploring wide angles in the Capitol

January 26, 2011 - Last weekend I spent some time exploring the Capitol with my new ultra- wide-angle lens (Nikon 10-24mm). All of these we...
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Happy Holidays

December 20, 2010 - We’re having a white Christmas here in Washington, DC. It snowed last Thursday. While nothing like the major blizzard th...
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Dusk at the National Mall

October 01, 2010 - On the Sept 22, we were supposed to get a beautiful harvest moon rising over the Capitol and then across the National Ma...
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The Snowmageddon

February 06, 2010 - On Saturday, February 6, 2010, Washington, D.C., got hit with Snowmageddon, the second major storm of the 2009-2010 wint...
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The Capitol during the Snowpocalypse

December 08, 2009 - On December 19, 2009, a large storm dumped 14 inches of snow on Washington, DC. This storm was nicknamed the "Snowpocaly...
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