Here are selected photos from the 2008 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. They're taken at various points around the Basin, which is where you'll find the greatest number of cherry trees and conversely, the greatest concentration of people. The crowds were out in numbers that year! Be sure to go through all the photos … Continue reading DC Cherry Blossoms in 2008
One thing about winters is they don't like to leave. Just when you think they're packing to go back north, they settle back down for at least a few more days. And they're not shy about it, either. They'll let loose and bring on a bonafide winter storm. This particular one happened just about six … Continue reading A late winter snowstorm
Here are a few photos of spring, captured on 35mm film with an Exakta EXA Ia camera. They were taken in Grosvenor Park and Rock Creek Park, MD.
Exactly six years ago to the day, there was a freezing spell overnight. It rained over fallen snow, then it quickly froze, encapsulating plants in a sheath of ice. This sort of thing is dangerous for trees, because it makes their branches so heavy that it can split them apart. Back in college, in Vermont, … Continue reading A freezing spell
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 … Continue reading The Autumn of 2005
In the autumn of 2006, I bought a new camera, a Panasonic DMC-FZ20 with a Leica lens, and for the first time in a long time, I was really happy with my pictures. I could use the camera whichever way I liked. The in-camera JPG conversion worked wonderfully and the photos came out looking great. … Continue reading The Autumn of 2006
Try to guess where these photos were taken; some of the images might be readily recognizable to you if you're from the DC area. If you're wondering about the processing, they were captured on 35mm film with an Exakta EXA Ia camera, scanned in from the negatives and edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.
One stable element in our life through the past decade has been our 2003 MINI Cooper S. I placed the order for it in the closing months of 2002 and got it in March of 2003, exactly as I wanted it. Although our life has undergone major changes in those years, and even though the … Continue reading In the MINI
These hot summer temperatures are sure making me look at winter photos in a whole new light... So for the next couple of days, I'll feature winter scenes from one of the parks that we visited a lot while we lived in the DC area: Cabin John Regional Park. Enjoy!
We've been hit by a serious heat wave during the past few weeks, with very little rain and ridiculously high temperatures (not normal for Southern Transilvania, where summers used to be a balmy 25-27 degrees Celsius when I was a kid). So I started to think fondly of colder times and gladly contemplated freezing weather … Continue reading Thinking of colder times