RSSPhoto Feature Archives

The Photo Feature was launched on the main page on March 12, 2005 as part of a main page redesign, replacing the quote article.  Images run on the main page with a description as well as the date that they were photographed.  They are run at 350×467 resolution at that location if vertical, and at 600×450 if horizontal.

On this page, images are presented thumbnail-size.  Click the thumbnail image to see the full-size image, which is presented at full resolution, and is available for download.

Comments are closed.



An opened container of whole cloves sits on a counter in the kitchen of an abandoned house near Elkridge, Maryland.

Featured: April 22, 2016

Photographed: March 17, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Exploring an abandoned house…" in the Journal, and "Scott's House" in Photography.


The M/V Neuse, a River Class ferryboat, running the North Carolina Ferry System's Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service.

Featured: April 16, 2016

Photographed: June 28, 2014

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


Power plant building at Lorton Reformatory, a former District of Columbia prison in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Featured: April 9, 2016

Photographed: December 10, 2015


The "D-Hall Deli" station at the Fresh Food Company, one of several eateries at Gibbons Hall, the main dining hall on the campus of James Madison University.

Featured: April 1, 2016

Photographed: March 31, 2016

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


A 2007 Champion EZ-Trans cutaway van, formerly Ride On's bus 5214, parked on South Newkirk Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: March 25, 2016

Photographed: October 15, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "What happens to a retired Champion..." and "A shopping center full of what once was…" in the Journal.


Rusted Sears Craftsman LT1036 lawnmower in the front lawn of an abandoned house in Elkridge, Maryland.

Featured: March 18, 2016

Photographed: March 17, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Exploring an abandoned house…" in the Journal, and "Scott's House" in Photography.


A frozen drink, still in its cup, at the Convention Center light rail station in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: March 10, 2016

Photographed: February 11, 2016

Notes: First photo feature taken with Nikon D5300 camera.


A man and a woman stand together on High Rock, taking photos of the view with their phones.

Featured: February 26, 2016

Photographed: October 22, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "High Rock" in Photography.


A woman speaks at a demonstration in support of Private Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning outside Marine Corps Base Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia.

Featured: February 18, 2016

Photographed: March 20, 2011

Notes: This photo is part of the From the White House to Quantico set in Life and Times.


Activated ADT pull station in the bus terminal at Union Station in Washington DC.

Featured: February 12, 2016

Photographed: February 11, 2016

Notes: First photo feature taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 camera.


A 1000-Series railcar at the Largo Town Center Metro station, in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: February 4, 2016

Photographed: July 4, 2006


Light switch inside a building at Lorton Reformatory, a former District of Columbia prison in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Featured: January 23, 2016

Photographed: December 10, 2015


Fire alarm horn and strobe at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured: January 14, 2016

Photographed: October 17, 2003

Notes: For more photos from this day, see the Pittsburgh with LPCM photo set in College Life.


A basketball goal near the beach at Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: January 7, 2016

Photographed: February 9, 2013

Notes: This photo is part of the Sandy Point State Park set in Photography.


Walmart shopping cart abandoned on the side of Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia, near IKEA.

Featured: January 1, 2016

Photographed: March 31, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Fun in Philadelphia..." in the Journal.


Interior of PATCO I railcar 223, manufactured by Budd in 1968, in Lindenwold, New Jersey.

Featured: December 24, 2015

Photographed: March 31, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Fun in Philadelphia..." in the Journal.


Rusted water tower at Lorton Reformatory, a former prison for the District of Columbia, in Lorton, Virginia.

Featured: December 16, 2015

Photographed: December 10, 2015


Bus 6379, a New Flyer DE40LFA, at White Oak Shopping Center, northern terminus for the Metrobus K6 route.

Featured: December 10, 2015

Photographed: October 25, 2015


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

Featured: December 2, 2015

Photographed: October 2, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Back to Cumberland..." in the Journal.


Millipede on the Humpback Rock trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Featured: November 21, 2015

Photographed: May 28, 2012

Notes: This photo is part of the Humpback Rock set in Photography.


A can of Steel Reserve beer, wrapped in a paper bag underneath a bench in a bus shelter at the Takoma Metro station.

Featured: November 13, 2015

Photographed: May 31, 2015


Sign for former Ames department store at the Diamond Point Plaza shopping center, near Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: November 5, 2015

Photographed: October 15, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A shopping center full of what once was…" in the Journal.


Sunset as viewed from High Rock, on South Mountain in Pen Mar, Maryland near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

Featured: October 29, 2015

Photographed: October 22, 2015

Notes: For more photos from High Rock, see "I feel like I was shooting the photos for those motivational posters…" in the Journal.


Brick in the parking lot at the mostly vacant Diamond Point Plaza shopping center outside Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: October 21, 2015

Photographed: October 15, 2015


Headstone for the grave of a person named Butt, at Harper Cemetery in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Featured: October 14, 2015

Photographed: May 4, 2014


MARC locomotive 24 leads a consist while operating westbound Brunswick Line service, at Point of Rocks, Maryland.

Featured: September 30, 2015

Photographed: August 4, 2015


House at 10 St. Luke's Place in New York City's Greenwich Village, used for establishing shots of the Huxtable residence in the 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show.

Featured: September 24, 2015

Photographed: June 9, 2015

Notes: For those interested, despite that The Cosby Show was set in Brooklyn, the house used for establishing shots of the home is located in Manhattan.


Bus 80, a 2004 Orion V operated by DASH, at the King Street-Old Town Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia.

Featured: September 16, 2015

Photographed: August 21, 2015


House at the intersection of 16th and Buchanan Street NW in Washington DC's 16th Street Heights neighborhood.

Featured: September 4, 2015

Photographed: April 12, 2015


Afternoon sky over Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: August 28, 2015

Photographed: July 15, 2015


A Hitachi hydraulic excavator works from the top of a pile of dirt at the construction site for the new Wheaton High School in Wheaton, Maryland.

Featured: August 20, 2015

Photographed: May 7, 2015


Sign for the Quarry overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Botetourt County, Virginia.

Featured: August 7, 2015

Photographed: September 1, 2014


Sign for bacon at Whole Foods Market in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: July 29, 2015

Photographed: August 7, 2014


A woman leans on a tree branch while watching a squirrel in New York City's Central Park.

Featured: July 22, 2015

Photographed: June 9, 2015

Notes: The person depicted in this photograph is my friend Doreen, with whom I traveled to New York City on June 9, 2015.


A sign printed with "REALLY" is mounted beneath a standard stop sign on the campus of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Featured: July 15, 2015

Photographed: July 8, 2015


Mouthwash cup with napkin on a stand in a dental office in Washington DC.

Featured: July 1, 2015

Photographed: July 1, 2015


The Transamerica Tower, in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: June 24, 2015

Photographed: September 14. 2014

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "No longer a Baltimore transit virgin…" in the Journal.


Cherry blossoms on a tree in Washington DC's Petworth neighborhood.

Featured: June 18, 2015

Photographed: April 11, 2015


Clouds reflect off of the glass facade of One World Trade Center, in the Financial District of New York City.

Featured: June 10, 2015

Photographed: June 9, 2015


Maryland flag flying over the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Featured: June 4, 2015

Photographed: September 14, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "No longer a Baltimore transit virgin…" in the Journal.


Sign denoting the border between the District of Columbia and Silver Spring, Maryland at the 16th Street traffic circle.

Featured: May 27, 2015

Photographed: May 26, 2015


"Big Kmart" sign on the roof of the North Plaza Shopping Center near Baltimore, Maryland, in the early evening.

Featured: May 21, 2015

Photographed: May 20, 2015


Dandelion on a lawn in Washington DC's Petworth neighborhood.

Featured: May 6, 2015

Photographed: May 2, 2015


Heart drawn in the foam on the top of a mug of hot chocolate at Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: April 29, 2015

Photographed: April 21, 2015


Railroad signal and crossbuck in Cumberland, Maryland, using "button copy" on the crossbuck text for reflectivity.

Featured: April 21, 2015

Photographed: October 2, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Back to Cumberland..." in the Journal.


General Electric Vigilant-branded version of the Edwards 270-series fire alarm pull station, at the Aspen Hill Library in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Featured: April 15, 2015

Photographed: December 17, 2013


The SS United States, docked at Pier 84 in Philadelphia.

Featured: April 6, 2015

Photographed: March 31, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Fun in Philadelphia..." in the Journal.


Bus 2137, a 2000 Orion V, at the Metrobus terminal at 14th Street and Colorado Avenue NW in Washington DC.

Featured: March 30, 2015

Photographed: March 28, 2015


Wheelock MT fire alarm horn/strobe on the exterior of a jewelry store on Main Street in Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: March 23, 2015

Photographed: April 4, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "I went out in search of places with harbors…" in the Journal.


Fleetwood, a former church in Brandy Station, Virginia, near Culpeper.

Featured: March 15, 2015

Photographed: August 29, 2014