The Autumn of 2005

As we near the autumn of 2012, our thoughts turn inward. We think of colder times ahead and we just want to curl up with a book and a nice cup of tea -- or look at memories from bygone years, like photos from the autumn of 2005, taken seven years ago. Most of them [...]

The Spring of 2004

Two thousand four was the year I started to get serious about photography. I was still shooting with whatever cameras I had available instead of seeking out the best equipment I could get, but I'd started to examine my composition, my framing, the shapes I tried to capture, and photography started to appeal more and [...]

A mockingbird calls for mates

During the summer of 2008, we had a fairly constant companion in a small tree right outside our building. It was a male mockingbird, who spent most of the month of June calling out for mates. He was loud, insistent, and didn't scare easily. He sat in that tree day in, day out, exposing himself [...]

Autumn scenes from Maryland and DC

I took these photos in Rock Creek Park, DC, and in Grosvenor Park, MD. I selected them based on their ability to evoke the quiet hours of autumn afternoons, with the soft golden rays of the sun lighting up the burnished hues of the autumn leaves. You might notice something else if you click on [...]

Summer scenes from Grosvenor Park

For the past several years, we've lived in a beautiful community in North Bethesda, MD, called Grosvenor Park. The community was built inside a forest that stretches from Bethesda to Rockville. This is a video recorded in that forest, on the shore of a brook that makes its way through the community, in the summer [...]

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 [...]