The Day is Done

This past Tuesday night, I was at National Airport waiting to pick up my daughter. Instead of snoozing in my car, I decided to venture out into the darkest darkness and attempt some of the most challenging night photography you can attempt. At night, the only lights that you have at Gravelly Point are coming …

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Cold and Bold

Of all the photos I shot this past weekend, the photo above has to be my favorite. I caught them pulling in to the sorting area after driving one of the many pickup routes for the Food For Neighbors Red Bag Event. They were all smiles and decked out in their warm FFN attire. It …

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Gravelly Point

I stopped at Gravelly Point yesterday and happened to have my camera bag with me. I was dropping off my daughter at National Airport and had an opportunity to stop and take a few photos. When I moved to the DC area in 1986, I lived in Arlington, VA for the first several years. I …

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The Blame Game

In 2007, my oldest daughter was assigned a school project that involved us going downtown to the Freer Gallery to view ancient Chinese art. My wife was ill that day, so my two daughters and I jumped on the train and headed to the gallery, which is located just off the National Mall. After spending …

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First Assignment

This was the picture that locked in my interest in photography. I think I was in Junior High School at the time and had just started using my grandfathers old camera, a manual Mamiya-Sekor SLR, with threaded manual lenses and a roll of Tri-X black and white film. This camera was not anywhere close to …

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Road Trip

When I was in high school, My Uncle Bobby made an unannounced visit to my house and told me to get in the car. We were going to go visit Uncle Jesse and Aunt Mae. I grabbed my camera, some film (Tri-X) and off we went over the mountain. Another adventure in Appalachia was about …

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The Motherland

In the early 1990’s, I had the opportunity to take a few trips to Ukraine not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was an interesting time to go to Eastern Europe. Flights were very limited (two western flights per day) and the country was in chaos as a result of their recent …

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Best of Times

Just the other day, my daughters told me that one of their favorite memories was paddle boarding on the marsh at Hilton Head Island back in 2014. Being out by themselves, accompanied only by the dolphins and birds, got them as close to nature as you can on the island. Mornings like these are what …

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

My wife and I actively support the Herndon Village Network here in Herndon, VA. I can’t recall how long we have been working with them, but it has been several years. They are an amazing group of people that provide a much needed, and often overlooked, service to the community. HVN drivers provide essential services, …

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A Remedy for Love

Last Saturday, I had the honor of working with (and taking photographs for) one of my favorite local charities, Food for Neighbors. My wife and I have been supporting them for the past several years and have enjoyed watching the organization grow, expand to new schools and increase the number of students receiving weekend food. …

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