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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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Autumn in the Mid-Atlantic

October 18, 2020 - Autumn is arguably the nicest season in the Mid-Atlantic region. The weather can be very pleasant, with the sun shining...
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Summer in Shenandoah

July 20, 2020 - My family and I recently stayed near Luray, which is a small Virginia town just outside of one of the main entrances to...
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Going wide at Rock Creek Park

June 21, 2020 - So, I got a new ultra-wide angle lens, the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR. I've been very excited to play with it. 8mm is...
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Snowless winter in Blackwater Canyon, West Virginia

March 03, 2020 - We've been having a snowless winter here in Washington, D.C., so we decided to make a short trip to the mountains of Wes...
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Farewell to Summer

October 05, 2019 - Summer officially ended with the autumnal equinox on September 22, but the heat continued to linger here in Washington....
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Summer sunset over the Susquehanna River

July 29, 2019 - Not far from Towanda, Pennsylvania, where I took the photos of the fireworks that I featured in my last blog post, I cam...
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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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Dawn on the Potomac

March 26, 2018 - In March, I love to shoot the monuments in Washington, D.C. The vernal equinox is in March, so the sun rises directly in...
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Hawksbill Summit

July 18, 2017 - I recently had another opportunity to get out of town and do a bit of shooting. I knew right away that I wanted to visit...
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A splash of color at the Arboretum

November 06, 2016 - I was at the National Arboretum recently and found these purple flowers growing near the old Capitol columns. It was a s...
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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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A Waterfall and Wildlife

August 17, 2016 - Last week, I had a chance to visit Great Falls. I had a great time. The sunrise was beautiful and I got to see some wild...
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It has been cold

March 13, 2015 - It has been dreadfully cold here in Washington. About week ago, I had the opportunity to rise early and traipse out into...
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Farewell to Fall

November 16, 2014 - It's getting cold here. Winter is still a month away, but with the colder temperatures and the trees mostly bare, it doe...
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Autumn at Great Falls

October 26, 2014 - Autumn has descended from the mountains and is approaching Washington. Last Thursday, I visited Great Falls, just outsid...
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Sunset at Harpers Ferry

August 19, 2014 - I recently visited Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. Harpers Ferry is an historic town and national park. It resides at th...
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The smells of summer

June 30, 2014 - I was at Huntley Meadows last weekend when it hit me that it smelled like summer because it smelled like DEET.
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Snow at the Arboretum

February 20, 2014 - We've had yet another snowstorm here in Washington. While others may dread the snow and all of the inconveniences snow e...
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Snow at Great Falls

January 11, 2014 - About a week ago it snowed here in Washington, DC. This was very exciting for me. It had been several years since we had...
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Autumn at Rock Creek

October 24, 2013 - We're just starting to get some fall color here in Washington, D.C. Until recently, it had been dry and warm. Now it's r...
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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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Morning in the Aquatic Garden

September 02, 2013 - Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is one of those places I find myself visiting frequently. Usually, when I visit the gardens,...
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Dawn at the Tidal Basin

April 30, 2013 - Dawn is a magical time for me as a photographer. While the sun hasn't yet risen above the horizon, it shines just enough...
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Seeking serenity among cherry blossoms

April 24, 2013 - A couple of weeks ago, I went to photograph the cherry blossoms. It was bittersweet because of my father's recent death.
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Spring sunrise at the Jefferson

April 05, 2013 - Yesterday, I got up very early to shoot the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. The revised estimate of the National Par...
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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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Columns and Cumulus Clouds

February 03, 2013 - I'm a big fan of cumulus clouds. Unfortunately, it seems we only get great skies here in Washington when I'm stuck in th...
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Winter twilight at Great Falls

January 09, 2013 - I started of the new year with a visit to one of my favorite locales, Great Falls in Virginia. It's a huge waterfall on...
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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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Some urban landscapes at twilight

November 04, 2012 - This weekend, I spent some time roaming around shooting urban landscapes. I particularly like how this photo of rush hou...
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Some urban landscapes

October 22, 2012 - Last weekend, I went out on the National Mall with the intention of shooting some urban landscapes. I've always liked th...
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Bear Rocks Preserve

October 19, 2012 - While I was in West Virginia shooting waterfalls and sunsets in Blackwater Falls State Park, I heard about Bear Rocks Pr...
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Autumn sunset at Lindy Point

October 18, 2012 - When planning my recent visit to Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia, my first goal was to get a great shot of...
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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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Blue Ridge Mountains

September 14, 2012 - If you've ever wondered why they're called the "Blue Ridge Mountains," here's a good answer: I took this photo a few we...
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Sunset at Huntley Meadows

August 06, 2012 - I was in a good mood on Thursday and decided it might be fun to go out and shoot a sunset at Huntley Meadows. It's not t...
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A midsummer sunrise

July 15, 2012 - I've heard a lot of great things about Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. I've seen some really great wildlife photos...
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The beaver lodge

July 12, 2012 - On a hot summer's day at the beginning of July, I went out to Cedarville State Forest to shoot some photos of the swamp.
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Just missed the storm

July 02, 2012 - Friday night, I was out shooting the DC skyline from across the Potomac when my wife called to tell me that a major stor...
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Dawn at Great Falls

May 28, 2012 - On Sunday, I visited Great Falls to photograph the sunrise. It was a beautiful warm day and I got some great photos. Gre...
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H Street Night Traffic

January 15, 2012 - We still have no snow here in Washington, DC. Because winter landscapes without snow can be a bit dull, I decided to try...
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Autumn color in Shenandoah

October 27, 2011 - Living in Washington, DC, I feel fortunate for many things, one of which is that I get to live near Shenandoah National...
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Tuolumne Meadows

October 02, 2011 - High up at 8,600 feet in the Sierra Nevadas, Tuolumne Meadows is one of the more beautiful locations in Yosemite. The me...
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Half Dome with Purple Skies

September 22, 2011 - I took this photo of Half Dome just after sunset at Glacier Point. It's a beautiful place to watch the sun set. The sun...
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Stretching out at 7,800 feet

September 20, 2011 - After visiting Glacier Point in Yosemite, my wife and I decided to hike to Taft Point. It's a less frequently visited lo...
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Yosemite Falls

September 18, 2011 - I took these photos of Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls in August. Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls are usually nothing more...
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North Dome and Half Dome at Sunrise

September 12, 2011 - I took this photo of Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point. In the photo, North Dome is on the left and Half Dome (once com...
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Morning in Yosemite Valley

September 05, 2011 - In continuation of my series on Yosemite, here are a few photos from Yosemite Valley. I took the following photo in the...
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Sunburst over Yosemite Valley

August 30, 2011 - Here's another sunrise shot of Yosemite Valley taken from Tunnel View. I took this photo just as the sun crested over th...
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