Kuroshio Sea

Video from Kuroshio Sea, the 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world, by Jon Rawlinson. Set it to play full screen and enjoy it. It's quite peaceful. Seeing the silhouettes of the people set against the backlit aquarium will give you the proper scale for all the fish in there. Great stuff. http://vimeo.com/5606758 Kuroshio Sea [...]

Flowers, upclose and personal

Over the course of a few days, I recorded macro footage of flowers, then picked the best sequences, edited them and set them to a nice, soothing soundtrack. The end result is this -- a short video that should get you nice and relaxed. It goes along nicely with my video of garden insects, also [...]

You can do better

A couple of weekends ago, I was walking on the quay near the Casino in the city of Constanta. There was this girl sitting on one of the benches with a guy, supposedly her boyfriend. Her curly hair reminded me of my wife, so I watched them for a bit, to see how they fit [...]

Afternoon view

I wanted to try something new and to post a photo directly from my photo catalog. I like the way this looks, more so than posting directly from my Flickr account. The tree is a Japanese maple, and it lives in our community, in North Bethesda, MD, USA. We were walking one afternoon, and I [...]

National Arboretum

This past May, Ligia and I visited the National Arboretum here in DC. We try to go there at least once a year. The grounds are huge, and they have both outdoors and indoors facilities. Admission is free, and the grounds are open from 8 AM to 5 PM daily, every day of the year [...]

Photos from Baltimore's Inner Harbor

My wife and I recently joined up with my parents for a weekend stay in Baltimore. I took a lot of photos of the beautiful inner harbor. Here are 56 of them. Yes, that's fifty-six. I think that's the most photos I've ever posted in a single post. I'll single out several of them below, [...]

Photos from Beach Drive

Beach Drive is a picturesque road that winds its way through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC and the surrounding suburbs. Although called by different names along its various portions, it starts at the base of the Lincoln Monument as Rock Creek Parkway, NW, and ends somewhere in Rockville, MD, possibly at the end of [...]

Reagan National Airport

As you read this, Ligia and I are supposed to be in Florida. Instead, I'm back at work. We were supposed to fly out yesterday. Everything was set. We were really looking forward to it. We got to the airport, checked in, went to the gate, and noticed that our flight was listed as leaving [...]

Grosvenor metro station

There's a neat tunnel that goes under 355 (one of the main roads in our area) and surfaces right at the Grosvenor-Strathmore metro station, under a beautiful canopy of curved glass, framed with steel ribs and anchored with pillars. If you've ever seen one of the old classic cars (early 1910s and 1920s) that had [...]