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Photographers Not Working as Photographers

I don’t like fall. To me, it means shorter days and colder temps, both of which I hate. But it’s diminishing daylight that really gets to me.¬†As sunset creeps toward 5 PM, it’s like the whole world is coming to an end. The season has one redeeming feature: changing leaves. In the mid-Atlantic, the green…




Friday Photo: Finally, Spring

This was the winter without end, days and weeks worth of single-digit temperatures that made me want to curl up with a bottle of bourbon and stay inside forever. I’ve never had to wear so many layers. It was a real winter, the kind I thought that DC never got with its mild Mid-Atlantic climate….




Friday Photo: Longest Week Ever

This was the first full work week after the holidays, and an incredibly long one featuring epic cold and a Friday ice storm. My mood was captured by this photo of Red Line commuters braving freezing rain. I’ve never been so happy to see a week end.




Friday Photo: Flickr Embed Edition

The ability to easily embed photos on a web site is one of those things you just kinda expect these days. You expect to be provided a bit of code to copy and paste into a site. Yet, until recently, Flickr didn’t provide an easy embed tool. Not that using Flickr photos on a WordPress…




WABA Ambassador Pete Beers Gently Educates Drivers

You never know what you’ll see walking around on the streets of DC. On October 11, I was on my way to get coffee when I happened to catch this little drama. It was a rainy and miserable morning but there were still plenty of cyclists in the 15th Street Cycletrack. More than just a…




Friday Photo: Elizabeth Taylor Edition

Outdoor drinking in Shaw used to mean sitting on a curb with a 40. Now it’s Dacha Beer Garden, a lovely open-air spot on the corner of 7th and Q NW. Dacha features some great Oktoberfest beers, as well as the opportunity to drink out of a glass boot. Plus, they even offer free little…




Explored!

I’ve had two photos recently in Flickr Explore, which selects the most interesting photos from around this photosharing site. Both are mobile pics, taken with my iPhone 5, and edited with the Flickr app. The first appeared in Explore on April 8 and is a shot of the cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin in…




Friday Photo: Cycletrack Edition

This is the new L St bike lane – also called a cycletrack, according to WABA. I took the photo with an iPhone 4, right around sunset, before editing it in the great new Flickr mobile app. I’ve come to love the Narwhal filter – it creates such an interesting, distressed kind of look, as…




Friday Photo: Under Construction Edition

14th St is rapidly becoming lined with condos and apartments. Where once stood a KFC and other low-rent retail establishments, another new building rises. Shot with an iPhone 4 and edited in the Flickr mobile app. The photo also appeared in PoP in a post on, appropriately enough, hating DC.




Friday Photo: Santas Edition

This is from Santarchy last weekend on the National Mall. Could it be my last Instagram picture ever? The controversy over their terms of service made me rethink my attachment to this photosharing service. I like the Instagram community but they’re owned by semi-evil Facebook. And they shrink photos down to 612×612 pixels. Around the…