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A woman's sandal lays abandoned on the beach at Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: February 1, 2015

Photographed: February 9, 2013

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


Cans of tomato soup stacked on a shelf at a grocery store in Wheaton, Maryland.

Featured: January 25, 2015

Photographed: January 24, 2015


The Baltimore World Trade Center, a pentagonal office building located adjacent to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: January 19, 2015

Photographed: April 23, 2014


Message carved into the sidewalk near the intersection of Iowa Avenue and Buchanan Street NW in Washington DC.

Featured: January 4, 2015

Photographed: January 1, 2015


Entrances to the carousel house at the Casino, a former indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Featured: December 30, 2014

Photographed: October 24, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Road trip to New Jersey…" in the Journal.


House in the final stages of being moved to a site on Oramar Drive in Buxton, North Carolina.

Featured: December 21, 2014

Photographed: June 29, 2014


Christmas lights arranged to form the shape of a donkey, part of the annual ZooLights display at the National Zoo in Washington DC.

Featured: December 15, 2014

Photographed: December 11, 2014


"Love lock" on the railroad bridge over the Potomac River in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Featured: December 7, 2014

Photographed: September 25, 2014


Best Western hotel south of Fredericksburg, Virginia, abandoned before completion.

Featured: November 30, 2014

Photographed: November 29, 2014

Notes: According to two articles that I found about this building, the structure was built in 2009, and abandoned at 70% completion when financing ran out. The unfinished hotel was foreclosed on in 2011, and sold in 2012.


"Let there be light" written on a switch plate in a room at the abandoned Skyline Parkway Motor Court on Afton Mountain in Virginia.

Featured: November 23, 2014

Photographed: May 28, 2012


Graffiti piece showing a hand giving the peace sign on a bridge pier in College Park, Maryland.

Featured: November 16, 2014

Photographed: April 26, 2014


A lifeguard stand on the beach at sunset in Buxton, North Carolina.

Featured: November 2, 2014

Photographed: June 27, 2014


Amtrak train #29, the westbound Capitol Limited, departing Martinsburg, West Virginia in early evening.

Featured: October 20, 2014

Photographed: September 25, 2014


Track for the Maryland Midland Railway through downtown Westminster, Maryland at sunrise, facing northeast.

Featured: October 12, 2014

Photographed: June 22, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this outing, see "I completely nerded out on Sunday, and it was awesome…" in the Journal.


Former Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad #734, a 2-8-0 steam locomotive now in service for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: October 5, 2014

Photographed: October 2, 2014


Vintage sign at the McDonald's restaurant on White Horse Pike in Magnolia, New Jersey.

Featured: September 28, 2014

Photographed: September 26, 2014


Railroad signal and crossbuck for traffic on Railroad Avenue approaching the intersection of Main Street, Liberty Street and Railroad Avenue in Westminster, Maryland.  The Maryland Midland Railway crosses this intersection diagonally.

Featured: September 21, 2014

Photographed: June 22, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "I completely nerded out on Sunday, and it was awesome…" in the Journal.


Sunset over Baltimore, Maryland, viewed from Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Featured: September 15, 2014

Photographed: September 14, 2014


An allegedly profound statement written on the Community Chalkboard wall on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: September 8, 2014

Photographed: September 3, 2014


A park ranger takes a photograph for a family on the balcony of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, North Carolina.

Featured: August 31, 2014

Photographed: June 28, 2014


Camera device inside a speed camera unit on westbound Olney Laytonsville Road, near Georgia Avenue in Olney, Maryland.

Featured: August 26, 2014

Photographed: April 6, 2014


Cirrus clouds in the late afternoon sky over Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: August 19, 2014

Photographed: July 25, 2014


Boardwalk-facing facade of the Casino, a former indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Featured: August 10, 2014

Photographed: October 24, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Road trip to New Jersey…" in the Journal.


A dog plays in the water as the sun sets over the Pamlico Sound at the Haulover, on Hatteras Island just south of Avon, North Carolina.

Featured: August 3, 2014

Photographed: June 28, 2014


The Intercounty Connector, a toll road in Montgomery and Prince George's County, Maryland, viewed near Olney at sunset.

Featured: July 27, 2014

Photographed: July 4, 2014


CSX railroad bridge along the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: July 20, 2014

Photographed: March 30, 2013

Notes: This photo is from the Richmond 2013 set in Photography.


Skyline of Arlington, Virginia's Rosslyn neighborhood as viewed from the footbridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Featured: July 13, 2014

Photographed: May 25, 2014


The Bodie Island Lighthouse, near Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Featured: July 6, 2014

Photographed: June 29, 2014


The sun begins to rise over a rail line that runs diagonally through the center of downtown Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: June 23, 2014

Photographed: June 22, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this outing, see "I completely nerded out on Sunday, and it was awesome…" in the Journal.


Pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks in Berwyn Heights, Maryland.

Featured: June 16, 2014

Photographed: April 26, 2014

Notes: This bridge carries pedestrian traffic over the CSX Capital Subdivision tracks, as well as the Washington Metro's E Route, which is normally used for Green Line service. Part of this day's photo shoot turned into the Journal entry titled, "Listen to the 7000-Series accelerate".


Honeysuckle grows through a signpost and around two street signs in Rockingham County, Virginia.

Featured: June 10, 2014

Photographed: June 7, 2014


A Washington Metro Green Line train crosses a bridge over the Paint Branch Trail, part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, in College Park, Maryland.

Featured: June 1, 2014

Photographed: April 26, 2014

Notes: Though this train is traveling in the normal direction of travel, trains were single-tracking through this area at the time that this photo was taken due to 7000-Series railcar testing on the northbound track.


Sign for Germantown, Maryland along Great Seneca Highway.

Featured: May 26, 2014

Photographed: April 9, 2014


Two teenaged boys sit at the edge of the stub of the old Aqueduct Bridge in Washington DC's Georgetown neighborhood.

Featured: May 18, 2014

Photographed: March 22, 2014


Barb on a barbed wire fence along Brighton Dam Road in Howard County, Maryland.

Featured: May 11, 2014

Photographed: April 6, 2014

Notes: This photo was taken with a borrowed Nikon Coolpix P510 camera. For more photos from this outing, see "Infrastructure pix with a borrowed camera…" in the Journal.


The Baltimore World Trade Center, viewed from across the Inner Harbor.

Featured: April 28, 2014

Photographed: April 23, 2014


Transmission tower near Germantown, Maryland, forming part of the power grid serving Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: April 20, 2014

Photographed: April 9, 2014


Road flare burning in a right turn lane on Maine Avenue SW, to prevent traffic from turning onto a closed street during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.

Featured: April 13, 2014

Photographed: April 13, 2014


Abandoned bridge pier in the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Featured: April 6, 2014

Photographed: April 5, 2014

Notes: The lighting on this bridge pier is originating from CSX railroad maintenance equipment, which was shining large lights on the railroad bridge over the Potomac River during overnight track work.


A load of towels goes through a spin cycle on a Maytag Bravo XL washing machine.

Featured: March 31, 2014

Photographed: January 11, 2014

Notes: I also took a video of the rinse and spin cycles of this load.


Rooster at the Irish farm at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: March 24, 2014

Photographed: January 13, 2014


Nighttime view of the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the memorial in his honor in West Potomac Park in Washington DC.

Featured: March 16, 2014

Photographed: March 28, 2013


Three women take a photograph of themselves in the water during a polar bear plunge at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: March 9, 2014

Photographed: March 8, 2014


Graffiti on a door of the Hine Junior High school building in Washington DC, discussing an impending demolition of the school and redevelopment of the property.

Featured: March 3, 2014

Photographed: March 1, 2014


A woman takes a photograph of herself on a mirrored wall at White Flint Mall in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Featured: February 23, 2014

Photographed: February 23, 2014

Notes: The person in the picture is my friend Melissa.


Sign reading, "Will whoever is praying for snow please stop," at Calverton Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: February 17, 2014

Photographed: February 17, 2014


Brighton Dam, near Brookeville, Maryland, which impounds the Patuxent River to form Triadelphia Reservoir.

Featured: February 9, 2014

Photographed: January 18, 2014

Notes: This photo was taken from a public park located on the Montgomery County side of the river. The land in the distance is in Howard County.


Vintage sign outside an Arby's restaurant on Williamson Road NW in Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: February 4, 2014

Photographed: January 14, 2014


BBQ Chicken Salad at Panera Bread in Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Featured: January 26, 2014

Photographed: January 25, 2014

Notes: Was informed by the cashier at this store that the BBQ Chicken Salad will be discontinued in February 2014 as part of a menu revamp. This makes me sad, as this is my favorite item on the entire menu.


The Roanoke Star in late afternoon, already lit up for the evening.

Featured: January 19, 2014

Photographed: January 14, 2014

Notes: The Roanoke Star is lit in white in this picture. As of September 10, 2011, the Roanoke Star has been lit in its traditional all-white color scheme, with the red-white-blue scheme reserved for patriotic holidays and September 11.