A particularly gloomy night

A night in recent memory featured an almost-full moon and gloomy skies. I took photos. It looked like something out of a scary movie. I used the digital zoom on my camera in order to get closer to the moon, and this means some of the photos aren't as clear as they should be. Still, [...]

Document your community through photos

Trevor Carpenter is running the "2008 Challenge", a project which is meant to encourage people to document their community through photos and to share them online. All it takes is to publish one photo per week (52 in total) to your site or to a photo sharing site. Check out Trevor's post for the details. [...]

Dawn over the Atlantic Ocean

This will be my 1,000th post, so perhaps it's fitting that it be this: photos of the dawn, breaking high above the clouds, somewhere near the coast of France. It symbolizes a new beginning, a milestone -- although I have to confess it came by surprise. I hadn't monitored the number of posts for a [...]

Right here with you

I took this photo during our recent camping trip to the Blue Ridge mountains, somewhere near Natural Bridge, VA. Although the sky was overcast during our first night, it cleared up afterwards, and we couldn't believe how many stars were visible during our second night. It was so beautiful and peaceful, that I couldn't help [...]

Night falls gently on the old river

This was taken from the roof of the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. I'd just finished a meeting and asked a favor from John, the hospitality manager: could he please let me go up for a few minutes to take photos? He kindly agreed, and he, along with a security guard, escorted me [...]

Impressions from Walt Disney World – Part 2

Our recent trip to WDW was also an attempt to document the place and our experiences through serious photography, and it was a worthwhile learning experience. Some questions that I asked myself as I set out to do this were: Am I prepared, equipment-wise? How do I manage to capture worthwhile photos given that I [...]

Camping in the Shenandoah National Park

This past weekend, close friends of ours and Ligia and I went camping in the Shenandoah National Park. It was a surreal experience. We left a little later than we'd planned, and caught the rush hour traffic heading west on Route 66. We rued our day as we slowly crawled through miles of clogged up [...]