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Bagel dyed to match the colors of the Maryland state flag in honor of Maryland Day, which commemorates the date that the first European settlers landed in what is now Maryland.

Featured: May 13, 2022

Photographed: March 29, 2022


Empty floor inside an office building in downtown Washington, DC.

Featured: May 6, 2022

Photographed: May 5, 2022


Room 0212 at Zane Showker Hall, a building on the campus of James Madison University.

Featured: April 29, 2022

Photographed: March 10, 2022

Notes: Prior to the renovation of Zane Showker Hall in the early 2020s, this room was numbered G5.


Railroad crossing sign in an industrial area of Hopewell, Virginia.

Featured: April 22, 2022

Photographed: April 15, 2022


Street light at the intersection of Jennings Chapel Road and Maryland Route 97 in Howard County, Maryland.  The purple color of the light is caused by a manufacturing defect in the coating on the bulbs.

Featured: April 15, 2022

Photographed: April 8, 2022


Aerial view of Lakeforest Mall, an enclosed shopping center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: April 8, 2022

Photographed: March 4, 2022


Steam emits from a smokestack at the WestRock paper mill in Covington, Virginia.

Featured: April 1, 2022

Photographed: March 11, 2022


Sign for Graffiti Bar, a drinking establishment in the back of Sampan, an Asian restaurant on South 13th Street in Philadelphia's Midtown Village neighborhood.

Featured: March 25, 2022

Photographed: October 4, 2021


The petals of a rose in a prepackaged bouquet at a grocery store in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: March 18, 2022

Photographed: March 17, 2022


Beets for sale at a farmers' market in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: March 11, 2022

Photographed: December 11, 2021


Trinity United Methodist Church, at 215 South Sycamore Street in Petersburg, Virginia.

Featured: March 5, 2022

Photographed: October 15, 2021


Stem of a Granny Smith apple at a Giant Food store in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: February 26, 2022

Photographed: February 25, 2022

Notes: This is the first photo feature to use content captured with my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra phone.


A dollop of topical anesthetic on the end of a cotton swab at a dental practice in Washington, DC.

Featured: February 18, 2022

Photographed: February 17, 2022

Notes: For those wondering, I was having a scaling procedure done on some of my upper teeth, and novocaine is typically given prior to treatment.


Reassurance marker for US 301 northbound on South Crater Road in Petersburg, Virginia.

Featured: February 12, 2022

Photographed: October 15, 2021


Woomy the octopus holds a can of spray deodorant while sitting on a bed at Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: February 4, 2022

Photographed: September 9, 2021


Statue of Benjamin Franklin atop the cupola of the Franklin County courthouse in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: January 29, 2022

Photographed: January 27, 2022


View of Atlantic City, New Jersey from offshore, facing west.

Featured: January 21, 2022

Photographed: January 14, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "A weekend trip to Atlantic City…" in the Journal.


Action figure of Leonardo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, at Benny Stivale's, a pizza restaurant in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: January 14, 2022

Photographed: March 9, 2021


Wheelock AS fire alarm horn/strobe in the lobby of a bank in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: January 5, 2022

Photographed: December 13, 2021


American flag flying in front of the Rosewood Fire Department in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Featured: December 31, 2021

Photographed: October 16, 2021


Intersection of Baltimore Street, Frederick Street, Carlisle Street, and Broadway in downtown Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Featured: December 25, 2021

Photographed: December 23, 2021

Notes: Streets are listed in the description starting from the left, going clockwise.


Ballston-MU station, on the Orange and Silver Lines of the Washington Metro system.  View from station mezzanine.

Featured: December 17, 2021

Photographed: July 8, 2021


Sign on the cash register at a Taco Bell in Waynesboro, Virginia, directing patrons to the kiosks to place their orders.

Featured: December 10, 2021

Photographed: December 9, 2021


Crossbuck at a railroad grade crossing on South Maple Avenue in Brunswick, Maryland.

Featured: December 3, 2021

Photographed: September 30, 2021


Interstate 95 at its crossing of the Patuxent River, at the border between Prince George's and Howard Counties in Maryland.

Featured: November 26, 2021

Photographed:


Patrizia Luca, a women's clothing store at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, housed in a former Microsoft Store space.

Featured: November 19, 2021

Photographed: June 16, 2021


The James River Bridge, which carries traffic from US Route 17, US Route 258, and State Route 32 between Isle of Wight County, Virginia and Newport News, Virginia.

Featured: November 12, 2021

Photographed: October 19,2021


Woomy the octopus sits on a bed in room 532 at Hotel 24 South in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: November 5, 2021

Photographed: May 10, 2021


Fire-Lite BG-10 pull station at the former Sears store in Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: October 29, 2021

Photographed: April 5, 2021


Vintage Arby's "Big Hat" sign in Colonial Heights, Virginia.

Featured: October 22, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2021


Rally's store on Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia.

Featured: October 15, 2021

Photographed: April 4, 2020

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "Hampton Roads, Virginia" in Photography, and "A trip out to Hampton Roads…" in the Journal.


Former Union Pacific locomotive 2104, now owned by now owned by Precision Locomotive Leasing (PNLX), at the Shenandoah Valley Railroad facility in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: October 8, 2021

Photographed: March 10, 2021


Office building at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Featured: October 1, 2021

Photographed: September 24, 2021

Notes: Elyse and I jokingly refer to this building as "The Microsoft Building", because it looks like the kind of building that Microsoft would have offices in. However, Microsoft was not a tenant in this building as of the time that this photo was taken, and to my knowledge, has never leased space here.


Steam vent pipe near the intersection of Pacific and South Ohio Avenues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Featured: September 24, 2021

Photographed: January 29, 2021


Exterior sign on the former JCPenney store in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: September 17, 2021

Photographed: December 10, 2020

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Staunton Mall" in Life and Times.


Neon sign advertising grinder subs in the window of Louie's Pizza in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Featured: September 8, 2021

Photographed: August 31, 2021


"Kelsey" carved into a tree at the former St. Mary's College campus in Ilchester, Maryland.

Featured: August 31, 2021

Photographed: August 25, 2021

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "Going to show that you never know what is going to produce the winning shots…" in the Journal.


Discarded face mask in the parking lot of Frederick Crossing, a shopping center in Frederick, Maryland.

Featured: August 24, 2021

Photographed: August 18, 2021


Entrance to the Omni Charlottesville Hotel, on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: August 18, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2020


Sign directing drivers towards Atlantic City, New Jersey at a service area on the Atlantic City Expressway.

Featured: August 11, 2021

Photographed: January 29, 2021


Water tower in a neighborhood in Culpeper, Virginia.

Featured: August 5, 2021

Photographed: July 6, 2021


Cars move around a traffic circle in Lincoln Square, in the center of downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 28, 2021

Photographed: July 20, 2021


The Clock Tower, over the intersection of East Beverley Street and North Central Avenue in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: July 20, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2020


Vienna, a station on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro system.

Featured: July 13, 2021

Photographed: July 2, 2021


A pair of shoes hangs from a wire over Queens Chapel Road in the Langdon neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Featured: July 6, 2021

Photographed: June 29, 2021


Norfolk Southern rail bridge over the Potomac River, near Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Featured: June 29, 2021

Photographed: May 18, 2021


A metal ring sits on a bench at East Falls Church station in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: June 22, 2021

Photographed: June 19, 2021


"The cake is a LIE," referencing the video game Portal, written on the Community Chalkboard in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: June 15, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2020


AT&T Long Lines tower near Dumfries, Virginia.

Featured: June 8, 2021

Photographed: June 1, 2021


A plate of scrambled eggs with cheese.

Featured: May 31, 2021

Photographed: November 22, 2020