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How do you communicate science to a general audience? That was the subject of a recent presentation I gave to the Federal Communicators Network. Based upon my experience as a science communicator for NOAA and The Nature Conservancy, I suggest … Continue reading
I love walking in DC. On Monday after work, I stopped off at Macy’s and then walked home, taking a little detour to go by the White House. It was darker than this photo appears and the absence of light … Continue reading
A photographer friend of mine told me once that if you’re not dirty at the end of the day, then you’re doing it wrong. The secret with portraits is to get low, as this stylish young photog illustrates. It’s such … Continue reading
In this iPhone photo, morning commuters ride the escalator down into the Dupont Circle Metro. I used Slow Shutter for the long exposure and then modified it in Instagram. This photo is available as a canvas print from Instacanvas.
The storm blew up out of nowhere. One moment, the night was calm. The next, it looked like a hurricane. Waiting until lightning illuminated the scene, I took this iPhone photo out my window. After being Instagrammed, it’s got an … Continue reading
The biggest challenge in being a Web Content Manager is not learning HTML or dealing with the complexities of social media. It is a more prosaic one – how do you get people to write content for your web site? … Continue reading
A scene from Tour de Fat, a celebration of bikes and beer sponsored by New Belgium. Taken with a Canon Rebel T2i – extra funkiness added with Snapseed, an iPad app.
With a steady hand and a static subject, the iPhone isn’t bad at night shots, especially if you use the black and white filter in Instagram.
Join me on May 12 at 3 PM for an online chat about my novel Murder in Ocean Hall. My mystery about the murder of the world’s most famous ocean explorer is the first book club selection of the Independent … Continue reading
While the Supreme Court heard the Obamacare case, protests against the law were held outside. The media and demonstrators were careful not to get on the steps of the Court, which were under the protection of the Supreme Court Police.