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A very old sign adorns the area in front of a restaurant in Breezewood, Pennsylvania.

Featured: September 3, 2007

Photographed: May 2, 2006


Apples sit for sale in a basket at the Roanoke City Market.

Featured: August 28, 2007

Photographed: March 14, 2003


A woman stares at the sea as waves break around her feet.

Featured: July 14, 2007

Photographed: August 11, 2004

Notes: This photo was taken with the Virginia Beach 2004 photo set. This was the photo feature displayed when the Web site went down due to a server failure on July 18, 2007. The photo feature was temporarily suspended during the subsequent site redesign in order to display site restoration information in the space. This feature enjoyed a second run following the photo feature's reinstatement on August 25.


Activist David Barrows, in costume, poses in front of a line of flares while holding a sign saying, "Do you smell the Bill of Rights burning?"

Featured: July 7, 2007

Photographed: January 23, 2007

Notes: For more photos from this event, see the Journal entry on the 2007 State of the Union Address.


A woman holds up her hands, marked with blue Xs.

Featured: June 25, 2007

Photographed: November 20, 2002

Notes: This photo was taken at an LPCM event during my days at JMU.


The sun shines from behind a cloud over Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Featured: June 22, 2007

Photographed: August 11, 2004

Notes: This image is from the Virginia Beach Vacation photo set in Life and Times.


Demonstrators gather outside the Hotel Washington at the end of a march, as part of the Million Worker March.

Featured: June 17, 2007

Photographed: October 17, 2004

Notes: For more photos from this day, see Million Worker March in Life and Times.


"Borf" graffiti, part of the Consolation of Ruin art show in Washington DC.

Featured: June 2, 2007

Photographed: May 26, 2007


Activist David Barrows, in costume, poses with a sign saying "Splurge on my Surge" at a demonstration during the 2007 State of the Union Address.

Featured: May 28, 2007

Photographed: January 23, 2007


Construction signs warn passersby against continuing beyond their location in Mill Mountain Park in Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: May 19, 2007

Photographed: April 22, 2007


A chain-link fence surrounds the site of the Watha T. Daniel branch library in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC. The facility has been closed since 2004.

Featured: May 11, 2007

Photographed: May 8, 2007


Flowers grow on a tree in springtime on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Featured: May 2, 2007

Photographed: April 2, 2003

Notes: This photo is part of the Springtime Blossoms set in Photography.


Various writings and drawings on the Community Chalkboard on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: April 28, 2007

Photographed: March 7, 2007


A woman waits as a train arrives at the Fort Totten Metro station in Washington DC.

Featured: April 25, 2007

Photographed: April 24, 2007


The Rotunda, at the head of the University of Virginia's academical village.

Featured: April 21, 2007

Photographed: April 21, 2007

Notes: For more information on the "academical village", see UVa's site.


A radical cheerleading group does a cheer in front of the headquarters of the AFL-CIO in Washington DC.

Featured: April 17, 2007

Photographed: October 17, 2004

Notes: For more photos from this particular day, see the Million Worker March photo set in Life and Times.


Foamhenge, a full-scale replica of Stonehenge made completely out of styrofoam, on a hill in Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Featured: April 7, 2007

Photographed: July 1, 2006

Notes: For more photos of Foamhenge, see Foamhenge in Photography.


Fountain on the north lawn of the White House in Washington DC.

Featured: March 28, 2007

Photographed: July 18, 2006


A cell phone sits open on top of a table in a coffee shop.

Featured: March 24, 2007

Photographed: March 22, 2007


A group of people, forming part of the black bloc at the March 17 anti-war protest, poses for a photo.

Featured: March 20, 2007

Photographed: March 17, 2007

Notes: I was not the person whose camera the group was posing for. The photographer that this group was posing for was out of frame to the left.


Washington Tower, a signature building of the Pentagon City neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: March 15, 2007

Photographed: August 3, 2005

Notes: For more photos like this, see Shades of Gray in Photography.


A woman writes a message on the Community Chalkboard on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: March 10, 2007

Photographed: March 7, 2007

Notes: The person writing in the photo is my friend Katie, whom I've known since 2004.


A man and a woman enjoy lunch together at the edge of Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington DC.

Featured: March 4, 2007

Photographed: March 1, 2007


A snowman stands on the street on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: February 22, 2007

Photographed: February 14, 2007


Writing on the Community Chalkboard, a monument to free speech on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: February 20, 2007

Photographed: February 14, 2007

Notes: For more information on the Community Chalkboard, see the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.


The phrase "BUSH HATES BORF" is painted on a wall above other graffiti on a building in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington DC.

Featured: February 15, 2007

Photographed: February 12, 2007

Notes: For more information on Borf, see Borf on Wikipedia.


A woman takes a moment to catch a few winks during a late night ride on the Metro in Washington DC.

Featured: February 13, 2007

Photographed: February 12, 2007


Lights from a nearby building illuminate the sand, while the lights of the Virginia Beach fishing pier glow green in the distance.

Featured: February 9, 2007

Photographed: August 22, 2005

Notes: More photos like this can be found in the Virginia Beach 2005 photo set in Life and Times.


Security lighting illuminates the lower branches of two trees at McIntire Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: February 6, 2007

Photographed: December 25, 2003

Notes: The security lighting appeared orange in the original photo, and has been recolored blue.


A red light shines from a traffic signal on M Street NW in Washington DC, near Georgetown.

Featured: February 2, 2007

Photographed: December 18, 2006


A group of activists marches up to the United States Capitol during an anti-war protest in Washington DC.

Featured: January 28, 2007

Photographed: January 27, 2007

Notes: For more photos from this event, see J27 Anti-War Demonstration.


A sofa sits directly in front of a door on the front porch of a house on Old South High Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Featured: January 24, 2007

Photographed: November 20, 2002

Notes: This photo is part of the Third Walk photo set in College Life.


The Shops at Georgetown Park, an upscale shopping mall in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC.

Featured: January 17, 2007

Photographed: December 18, 2006

Notes: Viewers of the movie First Kid may be familiar with this area as the location of the climactic scene.


A cigarette lays discarded on the brick sidewalk of Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.

Featured: January 14, 2007

Photographed: December 25, 2006


A woman speaks in front of a row of cameras at an anti-Bush rally in Upper Senate Park in Washington DC.

Featured: January 8, 2007

Photographed: January 4, 2007

Notes: This photo illustrates my biggest complaint about this rally, sponsored by World Can't Wait. Unlike most demonstrations, where participants get the best seats, in this rally, the media got the front row seats, right in front of the stage. Therefore, it was difficult for others to see the speakers at the podium.


"Disarm" is stenciled in paint on the sidewalk of the Key Bridge over the Potomac River, between the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia and Georgetown in Washington DC.

Featured: January 3, 2007

Photographed: December 18, 2006


A woman reaches out to select a purse from a street vendor's cart on North Moore Street in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: January 1, 2007

Photographed: December 27, 2006

Notes: My sister makes another appearance on the photo feature, going purse shopping as part of our December 27, 2006 DC trip.


The marquee for the Paramount Theater on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: December 28, 2006

Photographed: December 25, 2006

Notes: For more information about the Paramount Theater, visit theparamount.net.


Fire hydrant on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: December 26, 2006

Photographed: December 25, 2006


A multi-colored apartment building adds color to a block of M Street NW in Washington DC, near Georgetown.

Featured: December 23, 2006

Photographed: December 18, 2006


The Whitehurst Freeway, an elevated highway over K Street NW, along the Georgetown waterfront in Washington DC.

Featured: December 21, 2006

Photographed: December 18, 2006


Gold-domed PNC Bank building, formerly the home of Riggs Bank, in Washington DC's Georgetown neighborhood. 2006

Featured: December 19, 2006

Photographed: December 18, 2006


Empty press room in the old News Virginian building in downtown Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: December 13, 2006

Photographed: April 27, 2006

Notes: The News Virginian moved up the street to a new facility in 2005. The newspaper is now printed at The Daily Progress's facility in Charlottesville.


Pine needles grow from a branch of a tree along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Featured: December 9, 2006

Photographed: October 9, 2006


A woman speaks into her cell phone on the steps in front of the Washington Convention Center, where tryouts for American Idol were underway.

Featured: December 3, 2006

Photographed: August 18, 2004


A Washington Metro train waits for passengers at the Pentagon City station in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: November 26, 2006

Photographed: November 21, 2006


Trains take their mid-day siesta between the morning and evening rush hours at Metro's New Carrollton Yard in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: November 22, 2006

Photographed: June 6, 2006

Notes: More photos of this yard can be found on the page for New Carrollton Yard at The Schumin Web Transit Center.


The First Union Tower, in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: November 20, 2006

Photographed: March 14, 2003

Notes: Not long after this photograph was taken, when First Union's merger with Wachovia became effective in Virginia, this building was renamed the Wachovia Tower, and the First Union logo at the top of the building was replaced with Wachovia's logo.


A couple takes in the view of Roanoke, Virginia from a picnic table in Mill Mountain Park.

Featured: November 13, 2006

Photographed: March 14, 2003


Skyline of Richmond, Virginia, as seen from a bridge over the James River.

Featured: November 11, 2006

Photographed: March 10, 2003