Is there something more representative of autumn than fallen leaves, being blown about by bracing, sprightly breezes? How about branches under the sway of powerful winds, beckoning chilly autumn rainstorms? I captured these scenes on video in the autumn of 2007, in Grosvenor Park, MD, but only now got around to editing and publishing it. … Continue reading Leaves in the wind
This is a bit after Thanksgiving, but it's pertinent. It was just last summer (in 2006) that I got frustrated with my photography, and decreed that I must improve. Even though I'd been taking photos since 1994, and I had a feel for what looked good, I had no idea what I was doing with … Continue reading Thankful
This is Part 1 of a two-part post on Cheile Bicazului. You can read Part Two here. During our recent trip to Romania, we passed through Cheile Bicazului, a stunning, narrow pass carved through the Carpathian mountains. We started out on the Transylvania side, where the weather was beautiful and sunny, though we could see … Continue reading Passing through Cheile Bicazului
I'm a sucker for light breezes blowing through any sort of swaying plants. They make for very interesting compositions. They're a bit challenging to capture because the subject keeps moving, but if you get it right, the result is really nice. Taken at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
Ligia and I spent this past weekend in Manhattan, and got home around 1 am last night, completely exhausted. Was it fun? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes. Are we still tired? Yes. The trip out on Friday morning wasn't bad at all. The traffic was decent all the way through, including the Lincoln Tunnel. … Continue reading A weekend in Manhattan
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 … Continue reading Camping in the Shenandoah National Park
I live in a high-rise condo building, and during one of our building's board meetings, the discussion arrived at the topic of reducing electricity costs. Immediately I thought about the possibility of placing wind-driven turbines on the top of our building. There is always a good breeze up there, and the electricity produced by the … Continue reading Offset electricity costs through wind turbines