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Two Founders

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The Washington and Jefferson Memorials
The Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

Washington, DC, is filled with many dozens — if not hundreds — of monuments and architectural wonders that you could spend years fully exploring… or so it is with me.  I observe a new detail every time that I go down there for a business meeting or personal visit, and this instance was no different. Continue Reading →

Cue the Music… Here Come the Cherry Blossoms!

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Blooms on the indicator tree
Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

I’ve heard since at least last week that the cherry blossoms in DC are on a tear and are already popping.  Uh… sorta yes and a lotta no. Continue Reading →

Arcs of Pure Gold

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Union StationWashington, DC (December 2015)Sony RX1R II + Zeiss Sonnar 2.0/35mm

Union Station
Washington, DC (December 2015)
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss Sonnar 2.0/35mm

Trains stations of the 19th and 20th centuries were — and still are — magnificent architectural wonders.  This is Union Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece located in Washington, DC, just a short walk from the US Capitol Building… and Union Station was just one of many historical structures that nearly didn’t make it through the early-1980’s. Continue Reading →

Partially Opaque

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555 12th Street, N.W.Washington, DC (December 2016)Sony RX100 III + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

555 12th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC (December 2016)
Sony RX100 III + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Architecture has always been a big draw for me.

I hesitate to call it “my passion” because that phrase always sounds so fake whenever I hear it… but the truth is that  I’ve always loved seeing buildings and exploring the structures of them, enjoyed examining their construction and materials, and figuring out how they’re designed.  It probably helps that I was heavy into mechanical and architectural drafting back when I was in high school, and built high-end architectural models professionally for several years. Continue Reading →

Looking Good

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The Capitol getting preppedWashington, DC (December 2016)Sony RX100 III + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

The Capitol getting prepped
Washington, DC (December 2016)
Sony RX100 III + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

I visited DC last week, to attend a business meeting near the White House.  As usual, I arrived very early so I could get some quality photo time in before the meeting began, so I wandered around The Mall and checked out how things were progressing for the upcoming inauguration. Continue Reading →

Whoosh

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Dupont Circle -- Washington, DC (August 2014)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak T-Max 100 + Commercial monochrome processing

Dupont Circle Metro station
Washington, DC (August 2014)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak T-Max 100 + Commercial monochrome processing

The Old and the New

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Historical Greyhound bus terminal -- Washington, DC (December 2015)Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Historical Greyhound bus terminal — Washington, DC (December 2015)
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Clouds of Them

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

240 Years Young

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Washington Monument and friend -- Washington, DC (April 2015)Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

Washington Monument and friend — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

Silver Spire

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The Washington Monument at dawn -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 85/1.2L

The Washington Monument at dawn — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 85/1.2L