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Project365: Light.

6 years, 3 months ago blogging, photography, projects 0

Another themed collection of Project365 photos. I really liked the last set, so I thought I’d try it again. What’s funny is that I don’t really think about themes like this when shooting. I just see them as I’m posting and editing. I guess my sub-conscious is always looking for a theme.

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Backlog: Excuses

6 years, 3 months ago blogging, photography, projects 0

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This is why I’m so far behind on posting my project365 photos.* And all the other photos I’ve taken lately. I have very bad habits about memory cards. I seem to think of them like film – if I clear them, I’m worried the photos will disappear forever. (Yes, I back them up on both my computer and our RAID system. I still get nervous.)

* There really are a number of reasons, but this is definitely one of the more frequent offenders.

Backlog: Everything.

6 years, 4 months ago blogging, food, photography, projects 1

I am so far behind on all the awesome things I want to blog. But priorities are with finishing my Master’s project report (and thus my degree), my internship at NPR, and trying to secure as many things as possible with the wedding. Okay, that last one is a little frivalous. But only a little.

In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from my Project 365. The theme is obvious.

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The Washington Revels: Maritime Voices

6 years, 4 months ago blogging, photography, the arts 0

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Just a preview from my last-minute shoot with The Washington Revels on Saturday. Stage photography has always been a favorite niche of mine, somehow a cross between sports and studio work. The lighting was not ideal – direct down lights – and the men were all wearing hats, but I think I managed to get some really nice frames.

This one made me laugh out loud, so I deemed it “Picture of the Day.”

Catching up on 365.

6 years, 4 months ago blogging, food, photography 0

Just a few of the newest bunch that I like.

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I think I’m on a dark kick.

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Letting the light show the details instead of the dark.

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Funny, I remember saying that ten years ago when I first started in photography.

Crosspost: Pachyderms On Parade

6 years, 5 months ago blogging, photography, the arts 0

Originally posted on the Intern Edition blog for NPR.

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Every year, right around the end of March, rumblings of the elephant walk start to surface.

Yes, that’s right. The Elephant Walk.

In advance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opening at the Verizon Center this week, the streets of DC turn into a pre-circus parade of elephants, clowns and other entertaining animals. It’s really a clever way to generate interest in the event while masking it’s true intent – moving the massive pachyderms from the circus train’s station in Southeast, up past the Capitol for a photo op, and on to the final venue in Chinatown.

Since I’ve lived in the city, I’ve tried to get to the elephant walk to see the spectacle. And every year, I’ve missed it. This year was a close call – those elephants walk fast! I followed @DCElephantWalk on Twitter to keep updated with their location, and still I barely made it to the Verizon center to see the parade. Thankfully, the clowns were out and about afterward to meet with the crowd.

Some love the elephant walk. Others decry it as animal cruelty. I opt to put aside my adult brain and indulge my inner 10-year old.

I love elephants. And I love a good photo op.

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Man overboard.

6 years, 5 months ago blogging, food, photography 0

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Seen at 9:00am (ish) on my way to work. I think it was outside of Hooters.

Not a sprinkle was out of place, not a smudge in the frosting.

I do not know its fate. I hope that someone hungry found it, cleaned it off, and didn’t go hungry for an entire day. I know it sounds gross to us, but it was fresh, and there are quite a few homeless people who hang around the Gallery Place area for whom this may have been like finding pure gold. I wish I could do more (or anything, really) to help them.

I wish I could do more to help so many.

But all I can do is take pictures.

Happily ever after.

6 years, 5 months ago blogging, mi amigos, photography, travels 0

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My best friend Diane got married in Chicago two weekends ago. It was awesome.

I still haven’t gone through the rest of the photos from that trip. That’s not so awesome.

I’ll get to it, Diane.
Sometime soon.
I hope.

Instagram: A short story.

6 years, 5 months ago blogging, food, photography 1


Before.


After.


Baked.


Enjoyed.


Gone.

Lights out, briefly.

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Every day, I ride the metro. And every day, I sit with my camera in my hands thinking, “Another day on the metro. Nothing interesting happening here.” But still I sit there, camera in hand.

Just in case the lights turn out for thirty seconds.