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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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Autumnal Equinox on H Street 2020

October 01, 2020 - The autumnal equinox was on September 22 and it marked the beginning of fall for the Northern Hemisphere. It's a notable...
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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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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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More snow

February 01, 2019 - It's snowing again today, so I thought I might share some more photos from our last big snowstorm, which happened a coup...
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Chasing Autumn at Catoctin

November 30, 2018 - Congress was out of session in October to give members time to campaign for the November election. I took a few vacation...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Forum

May 14, 2017 - Just west of the Colosseum in Rome is the Forum, a rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of several important ancien...
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Autumn Color at the Potomac

November 13, 2016 - Here's another autumn sunrise. The fall foliage was just starting to turn when I took this photo and the clouds were ver...
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Sunrise, Fog, and Fall Foliage

October 26, 2016 - Last week, I drove out to Shenandoah to shoot a sunrise. The foliage was just starting to hit peak color and fog was cov...
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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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Good Morning, Washington!

August 23, 2016 - Good morning, Washington!
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Tidal Basin in full bloom

April 05, 2016 - In my last blog post, I featured a photo taken just before the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin had reached peak bloom. A...
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The cherry blossoms are coming!

March 27, 2016 - The cherry blossoms are coming! Actually, that was true when I took this photo on Tuesday, but it has taken me several d...
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Autumn Morning in Shenandoah

November 29, 2015 - Today is a dreary, rainy day in Washington. The leaves are mostly off the trees now. Winter feels like it's just around...
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Dawn on the H Street Corridor

September 30, 2015 - Last week I published some photos of a sunset at the Lincoln Memorial just a few days before the Autumnal Equinox. I had...
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More cherry blossoms

June 07, 2015 - A while back, I posted a photo from my cherry blossom shoot this year. It has taken me a while, but I finally completed...
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It's getting warmer

April 04, 2015 - Spring arrived, but it certainly didn't feel like it. It snowed here on the first day of spring. Fortunately, the weathe...
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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 sunrise

November 06, 2014 - On a recent cold and windy morning, I visited the Buck Hollow overlook in Shenandoah National Park to watch and shoot th...
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Cherry Blossoms 2014

April 16, 2014 - For me, living in Washington, DC, the start of spring is marked by the bloom of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin.
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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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November skies

November 10, 2013 - Recently, I set out to shoot the fall foliage around the Tidal Basin. However, the skies were so dramatic that I ended u...
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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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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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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2012 - Happy Thanksgiving! I took this photo of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial last weekend at the Tidal Basin here in Washingt...
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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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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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Chincoteague

September 03, 2012 - My wife and I recently visited Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island in Virginia. The biggest attra...
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Towanda and Wysox

August 24, 2012 - I recently visited a friend and his family in Towanda, Pennsylvania. They have a beautiful house on Lake Wesauking. I wa...
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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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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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Sunrise near South River Falls

May 13, 2012 - A week ago, I set out for South River Falls in Shenandoah National Park to shoot the sunrise and the falls. I think the...
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Fog and Blossoms

March 31, 2012 - On Thursday, I made my annual trip to the Tidal Basin to shoot the cherry blossoms. I arrived very early in the morning...
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Vernal Falls

October 10, 2011 - Vernal Falls, Mist Trail, Yosemite, California. This is the last blog entry from my trip to Yosemite. It's fitting that...
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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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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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Sunrise over Yosemite Valley

August 28, 2011 - I recently returned from a short vacation in California with my wife where we visited Yosemite. We had a great time and...
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Morning in Shenandoah National Park

May 26, 2011 - Last weekend, I really wanted to shoot waterfalls. Some of the best waterfalls in the mid-Atlantic region are located in...
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Sunrise at a snowy Great Falls

February 09, 2011 - For some time now, I've been wanting to get some good shots of Great Falls in a wintry setting. So, when it snowed here...
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Sunrise on Old Rag Mountain

October 17, 2010 - Last week I got up at 2:00 am and drove to Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. This was my 3rd trip to Old Rag...
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Photo Trekking 1: St. Mary's Watershed

March 20, 2010 - [This is my 1st installment in a 6-part series for a photo trekking class I took with Barbara Southworth through the Smi...
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