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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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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Fog Lifting

I took this photograph in June 2017 at around 6:00 am in the morning. I felt fortunate to be there when the ducks were waking up with the morning fog lifting off the still water. “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

A Car is Born

I took the photograph above at a local car show several years ago. I really don’t have an intriguing story to tell about it. There is just something about the photo that appeals to me. There is also something about the photograph below that appeals to me. I’m a sucker for a car show. Old …

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Meadowlark Gardens Vienna Virginia

After having played in these gardens dozens of time over the years, I think my daughters know every inch of these bridges at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, VA. As I sit silently in the pre-dawn darkness of the garden, I can almost hear them laughing and giggling between each other like it was 20 years …

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Simple Gifts

If I had to pick one song that comes to mind while I’m walking in a forest or garden, it would be the Shaker tune “Simple Gifts”. The tune, written in the late 1800’s to celebrate the Shaker principles of simplicity and humility, has been used by other composers over the years. Many churches use …

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