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Chasing sunsets and waterfalls in Shenandoah

June 07, 2021 - I recently returned to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It's one of my favorite places and I try to visit often. Du...
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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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Autumn beauty at the Tidal Basin

November 16, 2020 - Sometimes when you hear or read about ugly things in the news, it's nice to go outside and watch a sunrise. It can be a...
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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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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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The summer night sky

August 24, 2020 - A couple of weeks ago, we made the short drive to West Virginia for a socially-distant vacation. It was great to get out...
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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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Socially distant spring beauty at the Tidal Basin

March 26, 2020 - The cherry blossoms are in bloom at the Tidal Basin here in Washington, D.C. We've all been self-quarantining at home, l...
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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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Big trees, big bridges, and big boats in California

February 04, 2020 - In January, I went out to California to visit some family. While I was out there, I had a chance to visit a few of the s...
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Snowless winter in rural Maryland

January 19, 2020 - So I didn't manage to shoot the Capitol Christmas Tree this year. Things got a little hectic just before the holidays, b...
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Fall foliage and the National Capitol Columns

December 06, 2019 - Fall came late this year and it seems to be leaving early. It has already started getting cold and cloudy. I'm not ready...
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Welcome autumn

November 17, 2019 - Autumn took a while to get here. We had had a lot of warm weather, which delayed the fall foliage. When it did arrive, i...
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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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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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One More Blossom Photo

April 14, 2019 - I was back at the Tidal Basin on the 4th with my family and took this photo. The water level in the Tidal Basin was unus...
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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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Kilgore Falls

February 26, 2019 - Last week, I decided to head out and visit someplace new. So, I went to Kilgore Falls in the Falling Branch area of Rock...
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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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Green October

November 15, 2018 - In mid-October, I made the trek over to Shenandoah very early in the morning. It was a beautiful morning. Well, all morn...
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Another visit to Lake Wesauking

August 31, 2018 - My family and I drove up north to visit some friends at their house on Lake Wesauking in Towanda, Pennsylvania. Our frie...
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Memorial Day

May 25, 2018 - Next Monday is Memorial Day. I took the image above and the image below at the Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as...
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Spring Is Here Again

April 15, 2018 - Spring is here again and like I do when spring arrives every year, I went out to shoot the cherry blossoms. I had severa...
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Frigid Falls

January 07, 2018 - We didn't get a lot of snow from the bomb cyclone here in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, but we sure did get s...
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Summer at Lake Wesauking

August 23, 2017 - My family and I went to Lake Wesauking, near Towanda and Wysox, Pennsylvania. We visited friends at their lake house and...
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Italy wrap-up

June 24, 2017 - Here's one last photo for you in my series from Italy: a scenic look at Rome from the Villa Borghese Gardens. Check out...
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More from Rome and Vatican City

May 24, 2017 - Here's the third installment of photos from my recent trip to Italy. This time, I'm featuring photos of the River Tiber,...
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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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Sunrise on H

October 04, 2016 - Fall began with the autumnal equinox on September 22. The day after, the sun rose directly up the H Street corridor in W...
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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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