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The remains of the USS Atlantus, a shipwreck in the waters off of Cape May, New Jersey.

Featured: April 19, 2024

Photographed: April 5, 2024


Partial solar eclipse over Greenbelt, Maryland.

Featured: April 12, 2024

Photographed: April 8, 2024


Yellow blaze marking on a tree for the Gathright Dam overlook trail, in Bath County, Virginia.

Featured: April 5, 2024

Photographed: March 21, 2024


The Francis Scott Key Bridge, which carried traffic on Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: March 29, 2024

Photographed: June 16, 2022

Notes: I admit that it pained me somewhat to rework this caption, largely taken from an earlier photo feature from the same photo shoot, into the past tense. But such is what happens when a container ship drifts into the bridge and causes it to collapse. My condolences to the families of the victims of this disaster.


Fire at the Aggregate Industries quarry off of Piney Meetinghouse Road near Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: March 22, 2024

Photographed: March 14, 2024

Notes: For more photos of the fire, see "Fire at the quarry…" in the Journal.


Lights over the football field at Paint Branch High School, a public high school in Fairland, Maryland.

Featured: March 15, 2024

Photographed: March 1, 2024


Vintage fire alarm pull station at 4405 East-West Highway, an office building in Bethesda, Maryland.

Featured: March 9, 2024

Photographed: August 18, 2023


Overhead view of a Honda HR-V at Willett Street Industries in Passaic, New Jersey.

Featured: March 1, 2024

Photographed: April 14, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this trip, see "A weekend in New York…" in the Journal.


Railroad crossbuck near the intersection of Boulevard de la Cité and Boulevard Maloney in Gatineau, Quebec.

Featured: February 23, 2024

Photographed: May 18, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this visit, see "Ottawa" in the Journal.


A water tower stands over the town of Purcellville, Virginia.

Featured: February 16, 2024

Photographed: February 15, 2024


Cupola on top of Wilson Hall, on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Featured: February 9, 2024

Photographed: September 13, 2023


Ross Dress for Less in Oxon Hill, Maryland, housed in a building that was originally designed to hold an Old Navy store.

Featured: February 2, 2024

Photographed: January 22, 2024


The PPL Building in Allentown, Pennsylvania, viewed from overhead.

Featured: January 26, 2024

Photographed: January 17, 2024

Notes: For more photos from this trip, see "Nothing like making a weekend trip to New York and getting sick while there…" in the Journal.


A race car driver takes paying customers on a thrill ride in a Dodge Charger at the Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Featured: January 19, 2024

Photographed: July 15, 2023


Sunset over Swatara Township, Pennsylvania.

Featured: January 12, 2024

Photographed: January 5, 2024


Packages of men's underwear in locked cases at the Walmart Supercenter in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Featured: January 5, 2024

Photographed: April 27, 2023


Port bow nameplate on the SS United States, an ocean liner moored at Pier 82 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: December 30, 2023

Photographed: December 29, 2023


Bonfire at a home in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Featured: December 22, 2023

Photographed: December 8, 2023

Notes: Before anyone remarks that you're not supposed to burn cardboard in a fire pit, I know. I had nothing to do with the making or maintenance of this fire. I just photographed.


Interior of the former JCPenney store at the Fashion Square shopping mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: December 15, 2023

Photographed: December 13, 2023


Street pylon in front of Potomac Yard, a Washington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia that opened in May 2023.

Featured: December 8, 2023

Photographed: December 7, 2023


Demonstrators hold up signs in the street during Funk the War 3, a demonstration held in downtown Washington, DC in protest of the Iraq War, organized by Students for a Democratic Society.

Featured: December 1, 2023

Photographed: March 19, 2008

Notes: For more photos from this event, see "Funk the War 3" in Life and Times. This photo feature was chosen to match the December 2023 splash photo, where I am posing for a photo with this same photo at the Kent State Visitor Center.


The Fabia Schulte, a Singaporean-flagged bulk carrier, moored in Philadelphia.

Featured: November 24, 2023

Photographed: May 11, 2023


Sign denoting the presence of a speed hump in an alley west of North Oakley Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: November 17, 2023

Photographed: November 4, 2023


Interstate 81 crosses over the Woodrow Wilson Parkway (SR 262) near Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: November 10, 2023

Photographed: September 15, 2023


The Centennial Flame, a monument on Parliament Hill in Ottawa that commemmorated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

Featured: November 3, 2023

Photographed: May 19, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this trip, see "I went to Ottawa..." in the Journal.


Former Sheetz gas station and convenience store in Breezewood, Pennsylvania.  This facility was abandoned after Sheetz relocated to a new facility to the west of this property.

Featured: October 27, 2023

Photographed: May 31, 2023

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


Aisles 24 and 26 in the self-service furniture area at the IKEA store in College Park, Maryland.

Featured: October 20, 2023

Photographed: October 19, 2023


Former CARTA bus 3426, a New Flyer D35HF, parked in a shopping center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Featured: October 13, 2023

Photographed: October 6, 2023

Notes: For more information about this adventure, see "I can’t believe that we went to South Carolina…" in the Journal.


A person looks at their phone while riding in an elevator in New York City.

Featured: October 6, 2023

Photographed: April 12, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A weekend in New York…" in the Journal. And yes, the person in the photo is Elyse.


An exit sign hangs from a metal beam at the partially-demolished Reynolds Wrap Distribution Center building in Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: September 29, 2023

Photographed: March 31, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Making a weekend trip out of a delivery…" in the Journal.


Shopping cart for Steve & Barry's University Sportswear amongst other remaining debris following demolition work at the former Staunton Mall site in Augusta County, Virginia.

Featured: September 15, 2023

Photographed: September 14, 2023


Water tower at Willett Street Industries, a small industrial park in Passaic, New Jersey.

Featured: September 9, 2023

Photographed: April 14, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A weekend in New York…" in the Journal.


A very faded stop sign is tagged with graffiti along Cabot Boulevard in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Featured: September 2, 2023

Photographed: January 6, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A solo adventure up north…" in the Journal.


Fire alarm pull station in the main lobby at 9400 Livingston Road in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Featured: August 25, 2023

Photographed: July 12, 2023


Railroad bridge carrying CSX tracks over the Rappahannock River between the city of Fredericksburg and Stafford County in Virginia.

Featured: August 18, 2023

Photographed: August 17, 2023


Gallon-sized jugs of Turkey Hill-branded milk at the Grocery Outlet store in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Featured: August 11, 2023

Photographed: February 3, 2023


Aura, a mixed-use skyscraper at the intersection of Yonge and Gerrard Streets in downtown Toronto.

Featured: August 4, 2023

Photographed: July 27, 2023


A Bombardier CRJ-200LR jet operated by Air Wisconsin for American Eagle departs Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: July 28, 2023

Photographed: November 15, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Trying my hand at planespotting…" in the Journal.


Wheelock MT fire alarm horn/strobe at the Best Buy store in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: July 21, 2023

Photographed: December 8, 2022


Escalator at the northeast end of Tanglewood Mall, an enclosed shopping center in Roanoke County, Virginia.

Featured: July 14, 2023

Photographed: December 15, 2022


The crown of the Chrysler Building, a skyscraper in New York City, in late afternoon.

Featured: July 7, 2023

Photographed: April 13, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A weekend in New York…" in the Journal.


Smoke from Canadian wildfires forms a haze over the skyline of Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: June 30, 2023

Photographed: June 29, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Smoke Over Baltimore" in Photography.


Animal face drawn with marker on a concrete wall at the Huntington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Featured: June 23, 2023

Photographed: May 7, 2023


501 South 5th Street, an office building in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: June 16, 2023

Photographed: March 31, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Making a weekend trip out of a delivery…" in the Journal.


Street sign at the western intersection of Forbes Avenue and Market Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured: June 9, 2023

Photographed: June 1, 2023

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


Former AT&T Long Lines microwave relay tower in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania.

Featured: June 2, 2023

Photographed: May 5, 2023


The flag of Canada flies in front of the West Block, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.

Featured: May 26, 2023

Photographed: May 19, 2023

Notes: For more photos from this trip, see "I went to Ottawa..." in the Journal.


The uppermost levels of a tower at the Argos USA cement manufacturing facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Featured: May 19, 2023

Photographed: May 12, 2023


Railcar 1072 leads a four-car train at Lindenwold, a PATCO station in Camden County, New Jersey.

Featured: May 13, 2023

Photographed: May 11, 2023


Sign reading, "It needs to be fixed," placed on a shopping cart retriever machine at the Target store in Germantown, Maryland.

Featured: May 5, 2023

Photographed: February 23, 2023