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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


The Wayne Theatre, an historic theater in downtown Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: November 5, 2006

Photographed: April 27, 2006

Notes: For more information on the project to restore the Wayne Theatre, see the Wayne Theatre Project, at waynetheatre.org. The messages on the theater marquee state "The 40 Year Old Virgin Mary", as this photo was taken while downtown Waynesboro was dressed for the filming of Evan Almighty.


A CSX truck drives along the railroad tracks at Greenbelt station in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: November 2, 2006

Photographed: October 26, 2006


The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, a four-story shopping mall in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: October 30, 2006

Photographed: February 8, 2003


Tires adorn the flat roof of a building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured: October 27, 2006

Photographed: October 18, 2003

Notes: For more photos from the same event that this came from, see Pittsburgh with LPCM in College Life.


Potomac Hall, a dormitory on the campus of James Madison University.

Featured: October 24, 2006

Photographed: September 20, 2003

Notes: Information about my life and times during three years living in Potomac Hall can be found at College Life.


Headlights illuminate a sign marking the Buena Vista overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Featured: October 22, 2006

Photographed: October 9, 2006


One of Metro's newest rail cars, made by Alstom, at Branch Avenue station.

Featured: October 18, 2006

Photographed: October 11, 2006

Notes: More photos of the Alstom cars may be seen at The Schumin Web Transit Center, on the page about Alstom cars.


Multiple mountain ridges are visible from the 20-Minute Cliff overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Featured: October 16, 2006

Photographed: October 9, 2006


Water cascades over rocks at Yankee Horse Ridge, along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Featured: October 12, 2006

Photographed: October 9, 2006


A fire engine enters the University of Virginia grounds with lights flashing.

Featured: October 8, 2006

Photographed: February 23, 2005


A school bus sits parked in the parking lot of Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro, Virginia, while its passengers are playing at a nearby playground.

Featured: October 6, 2006

Photographed: April 27, 2006


The balconies of the Washington Circle Hotel in Washington DC tower over the street.

Featured: October 4, 2006

Photographed: March 28, 2006


People enter and exit the Washington Metro via the Q Street entrance to the Dupont Circle station.

Featured: September 30, 2006

Photographed: September 20, 2006


My Mercury Sable wagon returns to the road once again, good as new.

Featured: September 28, 2006

Photographed: April 18, 2006

Notes: This photo feature was a response to my getting the Sable back from the body shop today, with the new grille in place, and all the dents from an accident with a deer repaired. And yes, I realize that this photo is from before the accident, but I don't have any new photos yet.


A woman reads a book while leaning against a tree in Dupont Circle in Washington DC.

Featured: September 25, 2006

Photographed: September 20, 2006


Participants in a black bloc prepare to enter the lobby of the St. Gregory Hotel in Washington DC while protesting during the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Featured: September 21, 2006

Photographed: April 22, 2006

Notes: This photo is from the Night March Life and Times photo set.


The steeple of the National City Christian Church towers over Thomas Circle in Washington DC.

Featured: September 17, 2006

Photographed: August 17, 2006


A woman crosses her legs while sitting on the floor of the Washington Metro's Rosslyn station.

Featured: September 13, 2006

Photographed: September 12, 2006


A woman talks on a cell phone while smoking a cigarette outside Union Station in Washington DC.

Featured: September 10, 2006

Photographed: May 29, 2004

Notes: Unlike most photo features, this photo was taken with my cell phone camera, rather than Big Mavica.


The entrance to Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Virginia at night.

Featured: September 5, 2006

Photographed: August 30, 2006

Notes: After previously being chewed out by a mall security guard for photographing the same location in daylight on my April 8 trip, I carefully made sure that there were no security personnel anywhere to be found this time before snapping a few shots. I believe I was likely in the public right of way (making the security guard 100% in the wrong if that was the case) on April 8, but nonetheless, I decided not to pursue the matter any further with them, because mall security guards aren't worth arguing with.


Statue of General George Henry Thomas in the center of Thomas Circle in Washington DC.

Featured: August 27, 2006

Photographed: August 17, 2006


The water in the fountains at the United States Navy Memorial appears blue due to the presence of algae-fighting chemicals.

Featured: August 23, 2006

Photographed: August 17, 2006

Notes: For more information on the whole thing, see Princess Sparkle Pony's Photo Blog.


Snow still covers portions of the topmost deck of the North Garage at the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station a day after a January 19 snowfall blanketed the area.

Featured: August 19, 2006

Photographed: January 20, 2005

Notes: This is the final photo that I shot as part of the Counter-Inaugural photo set.


Signs hang from the fronts of buildings in the Corner District in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: August 16, 2006

Photographed: July 2, 2006


A motorcycle is parked along the side of University Avenue in the Corner District of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: August 13, 2006

Photographed: July 2, 2006

Notes: The blue lights on the motorcycle are highly illegal, as it turns out. In fact, when I came by, the Charlottesville Police were speaking with the owner of this motorcycle and a second motorcycle with similar lighting in red. I said, "I didn't think those lights were legal!" and the police officer said, "They're not. That's why we're here." So there you go.


A manhole cover carries the logo for the Washington Metro in its center.

Featured: August 9, 2006

Photographed: March 15, 2006


Bicycles sit in a rack under a light dusting of snow at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Featured: August 5, 2006

Photographed: February 6, 2003

Notes: The building shown here is Potomac Hall at James Madison University. This photo was chosen for an August date in an attempt to "think cool" during a heat wave that the area where I was living was experiencing at the time.


A picnic bench is illuminated by security lighting in Mill Mountain Park in Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: August 2, 2006

Photographed: March 14, 2003


A black bloc demonstrator waves a flag over 14th Street NW in Washington DC during an anti-war demonstration.

Featured: July 26, 2006

Photographed: April 12, 2003

Notes: This photo originally ran with the A Protest Against the War Photography set.


Participants in a Code Pink demonstration give the peace sign on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

Featured: July 21, 2006

Photographed: July 4, 2006


Various boxes and bags surround a trash can along University Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: July 18, 2006

Photographed: July 2, 2006


Sidewalk in front of 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington DC.

Featured: July 16, 2006

Photographed: March 28, 2006


The west front of the United States Capitol glows in the afternoon sun.

Featured: July 13, 2006

Photographed: February 15, 2006


Thirteen-tier Italian Renaissance-style fountain at Malcolm X Park in Washington DC.

Featured: July 10, 2006

Photographed: July 6, 2005

Notes: More photos from this particular day as well as a second trip to Malcolm X Park can be found in the Malcolm X Park Photography set. This is also the first photo feature to run with a horizontal image, made possible by a Main Page redesign capable of accommodating both a horizontal photo and a vertical photo. The previous Main Page only had the space to handle vertical photos.


Sign for Bodo's Bagels in the Corner District in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: July 6, 2006

Photographed: July 2, 2006


Foamhenge, a full-scale replica of Stonehenge, atop a hill in Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Featured: July 2, 2006

Photographed: July 1, 2006


A Washington Metro train departs Franconia-Springfield station at night.

Featured: July 1, 2006

Photographed: June 28, 2006


Pedestrians walk along the sidewalk on Connecticut Avenue in Washington DC near Dupont Circle.

Featured: June 27, 2006

Photographed: June 20, 2006