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Interior of a frozen food case at Bottom Dollar Food in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: March 14, 2019

Photographed: December 30, 2011


Humorous message on the sign for the Animal Hospital of Stuarts Draft, in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.

Featured: March 2, 2019

Photographed: November 23, 2017


Wheelock AS horn/strobe at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia.

Featured: February 18, 2019

Photographed: February 7, 2018


Kia Soul covered with snow following a winter storm.

Featured: February 7, 2019

Photographed: March 5, 2015

Notes: This photo was selected in honor of the one-year anniversary of my Kia Soul's untimely demise in a fire.


Vintage sign for Giant Food in Laurel, Maryland.

Featured: January 31, 2019

Photographed: December 12, 2013


East Village Avenue in Montgomery Village, Maryland, the night after a snowstorm.

Featured: January 25, 2019

Photographed: January 14, 2019


"Milk glass" exit sign at Privacy World Apartments in Glenmont, Maryland.

Featured: January 18, 2019

Photographed: September 20, 2014


Sign and marquee for the Old Greenbelt Theatre in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Featured: January 10, 2019

Photographed: January 8, 2019


Alarm switch at White's Ferry in Poolesville, Maryland.

Featured: December 23, 2018

Photographed: July 18, 2018


Handwritten message reading "I'm Hungry For You" on the Community Chalkboard in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: December 8, 2018

Photographed: September 3, 2014


Lamp on a dresser.

Featured: November 28, 2018

Photographed: July 13, 2014

Notes: This is the shell lamp that originated with my 2014 trip to the Outer Banks, shortly after I completed it. I thought about this lamp today as I bought a filler for a fourth lamp of the same design to place in the living room on a recently-completed end table.


Cranberry sauce from a can.

Featured: November 20, 2018

Photographed: November 26, 2015

Notes: This photo is from the "Cranberry sauce. From a can." Journal entry. Happy Thanksgiving!


A sea gull flies past a building in Ocean City, Maryland.

Featured: November 9, 2018

Photographed: October 17, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "No tire problems this time around…" in the Journal.


Vintage wooden railroad crossbuck on Cedar Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Featured: November 2, 2018

Photographed: October 14, 2018


Fire alarm pull station at an office building in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Featured: October 26, 2018

Photographed: October 8, 2018

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A visit to Morgantown…" in the Journal.


Sign assembly at an intersection in Marathon, New York.

Featured: October 17, 2018

Photographed: October 13, 2018


Weenie Beenie, a local fast food restaurant in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: October 9, 2018

Photographed: October 1, 2018


Foam treatment at a car wash in Winchester, Virginia.

Featured: September 29, 2018

Photographed: July 18, 2018


Flame from a gas stove.

Featured: September 18, 2018

Photographed: April 4, 2014


A sea gull flies over Hatteras Inlet in Hyde County, North Carolina.

Featured: September 8, 2018

Photographed: May 31, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this outing, see "Outer Banks 2017" in Life and Times.


Traffic signal on 7th Street SW in Washington DC, at the intersection with a large pedestrian path on the National Mall.

Featured: September 1, 2018

Photographed: May 2, 2018


Coins in a jar filled with water at a store in Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: August 25, 2018

Photographed: June 1, 2017

Notes: This photo is part of the "Outer Banks 2017" photo set in Life and Times.


Mountaintop sign for WTBO, a radio station in Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: August 12, 2018

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: This was the product of my playing with a few filters in the process of preparing this photo for display.


A woman smiles on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Featured: August 1, 2018

Photographed: May 2, 2018


The Gen. Jubal A. Early carries six cars across the Potomac River, operating the White's Ferry service between Dickerson, Maryland and Leesburg, Virginia.

Featured: July 21, 2018

Photographed: July 18, 2018


Gentex fire alarm horn at the Goodwill store in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Featured: July 13, 2018

Photographed: January 25, 2018


Headstone for the Reb family plot at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Centralia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 7, 2018

Photographed: May 17, 2018

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A walk down an abandoned road…" in the Journal.


A woman wears face paint that reads "FUNK WAR" at the Funk the War 9 demonstration.

Featured: June 29, 2018

Photographed: March 19, 2010

Notes: For more photos from this event, see "Funk the Weekend" in Life and Times.


Scooter parked on a sidewalk along Independence Avenue SW, awaiting rental as part of a dockless bike sharing system.

Featured: June 23, 2018

Photographed: May 2, 2018


A sea gull wanders the beach in Ocean City, Maryland.

Featured: June 9, 2018

Photographed: October 17, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "No tire problems this time around…" in the Journal.


The Roanoke Star, lit in white.

Featured: June 3, 2018

Photographed: May 31, 2018


Vintage railroad crossbuck near the intersection of Fort Ritchie and Skunk Hollow Roads in Sabillasville, Maryland.

Featured: May 27, 2018

Photographed: May 24, 2018


Discarded can of spray paint on the Graffiti Highway, an abandoned section of Route 61 in Centralia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: May 18, 2018

Photographed: May 17, 2018

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A walk down an abandoned road…" in the Journal.


A SEPTA Broad Street Line train dwells at Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia.

Featured: May 11, 2018

Photographed: April 16, 2018


Parking citation on a car on 7th Street SW in Washington, DC.

Featured: May 4, 2018

Photographed: May 2, 2018


Apple blossoms on a tree at the train station in Laurel, Maryland.

Featured: April 25, 2018

Photographed: April 14, 2018


A bottle of iced tea on a railing at the south end of the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.

Featured: April 15, 2018

Photographed: October 17, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "No tire problems this time around…" in the Journal.


A Honda HR-V in Montgomery Village, Maryland is covered in snow following a late-season winter storm.

Featured: March 30, 2018

Photographed: March 21, 2018


Flowers grow up through the bumper of a retired fire truck in Middletown, Maryland.

Featured: March 16, 2018

Photographed: October 14, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Buses, fire trucks, ambulances, trains, and… moo cows?" in the Journal.


Interior of a closing Kmart store in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Featured: March 8, 2018

Photographed: January 25, 2018


2012 Kia Soul, parked outside of a store in Wheaton, Maryland.

Featured: February 24, 2018

Photographed: January 16, 2014

Notes: This photo feature is run in memory of my 2012 Kia Soul, which was destroyed in a fire on February 7, 2018.


Washington Metro railcar 4020, in use as a simulator for first responder training following its retirement from passenger service, at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

Featured: February 16, 2018

Photographed: October 14, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Buses, fire trucks, ambulances, trains, and… moo cows?" in the Journal.


Interior of a former RadioShack store in College Park, Maryland.

Featured: February 1, 2018

Photographed: December 7, 2017


Disused kiosk for the former Tourmobile bus service, on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Featured: January 26, 2018

Photographed: July 22, 2014


Fire alarm notification appliance with broken strobe at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, New Jersey.

Featured: January 19, 2018

Photographed: May 23, 2017


Metrobus 4205, a 1997 Orion V, at Prince George's Plaza station in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Featured: January 11, 2018

Photographed: November 21, 2015


Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters building, on East Erie Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: January 2, 2018

Photographed: July 29, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this trip, see "Chicago 2013..." in the Journal.


An empty apartment in Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Featured: December 25, 2017

Photographed: November 16, 2017

Notes: This marks the last week that I have my old apartment in Aspen Hill. I turn in the keys on December 31, 2017.


Rusted lock attached to a fishing pier in Ocean City, Maryland.

Featured: December 18, 2017

Photographed: October 17, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "No tire problems this time around…" in the Journal.


The M/V Hatterras, a River-class ferry on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route.

Featured: December 10, 2017

Photographed: May 31, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Outer Banks 2017" in Life and Times.