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Station entrance pylon, New Carrollton station, Washington Metro.

Featured: May 3, 2010

Photographed: May 1, 2010


Two clown heads in a water gun carnival game have tape over their mouths to indicate that they are out of order.

Featured: April 26, 2010

Photographed: January 30, 2010

Notes: For more photos from this set, see Maryland Polar Bear Plunge 2010 in Photography.


A man hands out flowers during a Funk Borders Bloc at a pro-immigration march in Washington DC.

Featured: April 11, 2010

Photographed: March 21, 2010


Shenandoah County "Certified Business Location" signage at the border with Rockingham County along northbound Interstate 81 in Virginia.

Featured: April 7, 2010

Photographed: April 6, 2010


A woman shouts during an anti-war protest in Washington DC.

Featured: March 28, 2010

Photographed: March 20, 2010


Railroad tracks on their approach to the Staunton train station in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: March 15, 2010

Photographed: December 30, 2009


Sign in Stuarts Draft, Virginia after high winds caused a panel to fail.

Featured: March 7, 2010

Photographed: January 2, 2009


John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery.

Featured: February 28, 2010

Photographed: October 25, 2009


Cars covered in more than a foot of snow during the "Snowpocalypse" blizzard of December 2009.

Featured: February 21, 2010

Photographed: December 20, 2009


Pocket track turnouts on the Washington Metro, near Stadium-Armory station and RFK Stadium in Northeast DC.

Featured: February 15, 2010

Photographed: October 26, 2005

Notes: This is a pocket track turnout similar to the Farragut North pocket track, where a derailment occurred on February 12, 2010. Unlike at Farragut North, however, a derailer is not present at the Stadium-Armory location.


Balcony railing covered in snow approximately 14 hours after the snow started falling during the North American blizzard of 2010.

Featured: February 6, 2010

Photographed: February 6, 2010

Notes: This is, as you may have gathered, the balcony railing at my apartment. More information on the storm: North American blizzard of 2010.


A woman shivers after running into the Chesapeake Bay during the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge event at Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: January 31, 2010

Photographed: January 30, 2010

Notes: For more photos from this set, see Maryland Polar Bear Plunge 2010 in Photography.


Interior of Amtrak Acela Express coach.

Featured: January 24, 2010

Photographed: May 9, 2009

Notes: This photo was taken while Matthew Tilley and I were touring the Acela Express during the National Train Day event at Union Station.


Five Guys restaurant in the old Shorty's Diner building on Route 250 in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: January 11, 2010

Photographed: December 30, 2009


Board-up on a Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland after closing for reconstruction.

Featured: January 3, 2010

Photographed: December 27, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this shoot, see Something tells me that they're closed in the Journal.


A woman holds a sign saying, "Out of the closets! Into the street!" at the National Equality March in Washington DC.

Featured: December 27, 2009

Photographed: October 11, 2009

Notes: More photos from this event can be found at the Journal entry about the National Equality March.


Sign proclaiming "The Place In Town To Take A Leak" outside an automotive service shop in Chews Landing, New Jersey.

Featured: December 21, 2009

Photographed: September 25, 2009


Large "OBAMA HATES BORF" message painted above other graffiti on the Vision Lighting building in Washington DC. This message replaced an earlier message saying "BUSH HATES BORF" in early 2009.

Featured: December 13, 2009

Photographed: December 12, 2009

Notes: The original "Bush Hates Borf" message was the Photo Feature on February 15, 2007.


The first snowfall of the season comes to the Washington DC region, seen here in a neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: December 6, 2009

Photographed: December 5, 2009


Participants in the Marine Corps Marathon race up the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: December 1, 2009

Photographed: October 25, 2009


A union picket blocks the street in front of the Hilton Crystal City, accused of unfair labor practices by labor union UNITE HERE.

Featured: November 22, 2009

Photographed: June 20, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this set, see UNITE HERE Picket.


Leaves on the Women's Memorial fountain outside Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: November 15, 2009

Photographed: October 25, 2009


Headstone of a soldier killed in action in the Iraq War, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Featured: November 8, 2009

Photographed: October 25, 2009

Notes: This particular headstone, that of Lance Corporal Jason C. Redifer, was not selected at random. I specifically chose to photograph Redifer's headstone due to some personal significance. Redifer was from Stuarts Draft, Virginia, went to school with my sister, and died in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded. The bridge that carries Route 608 over Interstate 64 in Fishersville is named in his honor.


3000-Series Washington Metro rail car on the D Route bridge in Northeast Washington DC.

Featured: November 1, 2009

Photographed: October 26, 2005


Sand castle at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Featured: October 25, 2009

Photographed: August 27, 2008


The Roanoke Star, atop Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia, prior to being lit for the evening.

Featured: October 17, 2009

Photographed: January 7, 2003

Notes: This photo is heavily retouched. It was taken in early afternoon in daylight, and then processed to give it the orange evening-like appearance. Kinda cool looking, though, no?


A participant in a pink-and-black bloc surveys her surroundings at the National Equality March in Washington DC.

Featured: October 12, 2009

Photographed: October 11, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this event, see the Journal entry about the National Equality March.


A woman shouts during the Funk the War 8 anti-war demonstration in Washington DC.

Featured: October 7, 2009

Photographed: October 7, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this event, see the Journal entry about Funk the War 8.


Protest sign attached to an American flag at the Taxpayer March on Washington.

Featured: October 3, 2009

Photographed: September 12, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this set, see Taxpayer March on Washington.


Fish market in the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: September 26, 2009

Photographed: September 25, 2009


The North Portico of the White House, in Washington DC.

Featured: September 20, 2009

Photographed: May 30, 2009


A man sells political buttons relating to historical and current events at the Taxpayer March on Washington.

Featured: September 13, 2009

Photographed: September 12, 2009

Notes: It is rare that I actually refer to this event by its formal name, "Taxpayer March on Washington". I more commonly refer to this event as the "teabagger march". For more photos from this set, see Taxpayer March on Washington.


Washington Metro work car at Branch Avenue Yard, in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: September 5, 2009

Photographed: May 9, 2009

Notes: This was taken during Metro's 2009 Rail Rodeo.


Dark clouds cast a shadow over the sands of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Featured: August 22, 2009

Photographed: August 27, 2008


Cliffs along the Shenandoah River in Page County, Virginia.

Featured: August 9, 2009

Photographed: July 25, 2009

Notes: This photo is part of the photo shoot that became the Tubing the Shenandoah River photo set in Life and Times. This photo was not used in the set.


Headstone in a 19th-century cemetery in a forest near Haymarket, Virginia.

Featured: August 2, 2009

Photographed: August 22, 2008


Rainstorm on the Shenandoah River in Page County, Virginia.

Featured: July 25, 2009

Photographed: July 25, 2009

Notes: This photo is part of the Tubing the Shenandoah River photo set in Life and Times.


A worker applies paint to the exterior of a balcony on the Turnberry Tower building in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: July 21, 2009

Photographed: October 4, 2008


Pink Zipper slide at the closed Shenandoah Acres resort in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.

Featured: July 16, 2009

Photographed: May 3, 2009


Front of Washington Metro rail car.

Featured: July 9, 2009

Photographed: May 9, 2009


Anti-Scientology banner held during an Anonymous protest outside the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington DC.

Featured: July 3, 2009

Photographed: June 13, 2009


Washington DC and Barack Obama-themed souvenirs for sale on a street vendor's cart near the Ellipse in Washington DC.

Featured: June 25, 2009

Photographed: May 30, 2009


A group of people sits in the street with arms locked as part of a civil disobedience action during a UNITE HERE picket outside the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: June 21, 2009

Photographed: June 20, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this set, see UNITE HERE Picket.


Clouds float past the roof of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington DC.

Featured: June 15, 2009

Photographed: May 30, 2009


"Ethical people don't assault" is written in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington DC following an alleged attack by Scientologists on an Anonymous protester.

Featured: June 8, 2009

Photographed: June 6, 2009


Two men play a chess game in Dupont Circle, in Washington DC.

Featured: May 29, 2009

Photographed: August 3, 2005

Notes: This photo is part of the Shades of Gray Photography set.


A masked woman strikes a contemplative pose at the end of an anti-war march in Crystal City, Virginia.

Featured: May 23, 2009

Photographed: March 21, 2009

Notes: This photo is part of the March on Crystal City photo set.


A Mennonite choir sings hymns in Dupont Circle in Washington DC.

Featured: May 13, 2009

Photographed: May 9, 2009


Reflection of the Roanoke Star off of the rain-soaked boards of the M. Carl Andrews Overlook in Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: May 7, 2009

Photographed: May 3, 2009


A tulip in Dupont Circle, in Washington DC.

Featured: April 29, 2009

Photographed: April 26, 2009