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Four-sided clock on the campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Featured: January 13, 2014

Photographed: December 28, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this date, see "A little walk down memory lane with Mom…" in the Journal.


Bud of an Ingrid Bergman Hybrid Tea Rose at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

Featured: January 5, 2014

Photographed: July 27, 2013

Notes: This photo is part of the Chicago Botanic Garden Photography set.


Dome on the roof of the carousel house of the Casino, an indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Featured: December 29, 2013

Photographed: October 24, 2013

Notes: For more photos from my October visit to New Jersey, see "Road trip to New Jersey…" in the Journal.


Disguised cell phone tower near the Intercounty Connector in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Featured: December 22, 2013

Photographed: December 7, 2013


A well-used computer keyboard with dust between the keys.

Featured: December 15, 2013

Photographed: December 11, 2013

Notes: For those wondering, yes, this is my keyboard, and also, yes, I cleaned the keyboard after this photo was taken. I was quite surprised about how much dust was on my keyboard.


A PCC streetcar, built in 1971 for service in The Hague, Netherlands.  Now part of the collection of historic streetcars at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: December 8, 2013

Photographed: December 7, 2013


The Tribune Tower, viewed from North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: December 1, 2013

Photographed: July 29, 2013


Signs directing drivers to Interstate 68 and US 220 in Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: November 25, 2013

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see the "Cumberland, Maryland" set in Photography.


Graffiti on the wall of an abandoned motel room in Augusta County, Virginia near Rockfish Gap.

Featured: November 19, 2013

Photographed: May 28, 2012

Notes: For more photos from this day, see Day tripping it to Stuarts Draft… in the Journal.


The Washington Monument, surrounded in scaffolding as part of a project to repair damage sustained during the August 2011 earthquake, at night.

Featured: November 10, 2013

Photographed: November 9, 2013

Notes: In this photo, the Washington Monument is lit with the regular lighting that normally illuminates the structure at night. The scaffolding was backlit from July 8 through November 3, 2013. This photo was taken on the fifth night following the restoration of the regular lighting, but several days before the process of removing the scaffolding began.


A woman sits on Humpback Rock overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, near Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: November 1, 2013

Photographed: May 28, 2012

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


Headstones at Edge Hill Cemetery on a foggy day in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Featured: October 25, 2013

Photographed: October 15, 2013

Notes: For those wondering, yes - the brightness and contrast levels on this photo were adjusted to make this look like it was straight out of a horror movie. Happy Halloween!


Bottles of Coca-Cola for sale in an ice-filled cooler at Eastern Market in Washington DC.

Featured: October 19, 2013

Photographed: August 5, 2012


A woman watches as a dog retrieves a ball thrown into the waters of Lake Michigan, at Touhy Beach in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: October 13, 2013

Photographed: August 7, 2011

Notes: For more from this day, see "And at last, we finish Chicago…" in the Journal.


Frozen foods aisle at the Giant Food store in Burtonsville, Maryland.

Featured: October 6, 2013

Photographed: January 15, 2012


The Black-Eyed Susan, a paddlewheel riverboat at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: September 29, 2013

Photographed: May 25, 2012

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "So the Baltimore Inner Harbor was fun…" in the Journal.


Railroad signals in Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: September 22, 2013

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: This photo is part of the Cumberland, Maryland set in Photography.


The Key Bridge, facing south towards Rosslyn.

Featured: September 16, 2013

Photographed: August 18, 2013

Notes: This photo is from the kayaking trip that I took with my friends Melissa and Doreen on the Potomac River. This photo was taken from a kayak on the Potomac River. Therefore, this photo was taken with Duckie, rather than my Canon.


The Washington Monument, surrounded in scaffolding as part of a project to repair damage sustained during the August 2011 earthquake.

Featured: September 8, 2013

Photographed: September 5, 2013


Street signs in a Stuarts Draft, Virginia neighborhood.

Featured: September 1, 2013

Photographed: August 25, 2013

Notes: This is the same subject as the photo feature of August 11, 2013. After I discovered the error in the street sign during processing of the earlier feature, I reported it by phone to Augusta County. The county fixed the error by the time I visited the location again on August 23, replacing both old street signs with new signs that meet current standards, using mixed case letters and the Clearview font. Sharp-eyed readers may notice the date "8/13/13" written on the Springer Road sign. If that date corresponds to what I think it does, that means that the county made the new signs the day after I reported them. Thus "the power of Schumin Web" at work.


The Potomac River, viewed from the US 340 bridge near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Featured: August 25, 2013

Photographed: July 4, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Here’s a tip for you: don’t go hiking in flip-flops" in the Journal.


Sunshine Hollyhock at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

Featured: August 19, 2013

Photographed: July 27, 2013

Notes: This photo is part of the Chicago Botanic Garden set in Photography.


Street signs in a Stuarts Draft, Virginia neighborhood.

Featured: August 11, 2013

Photographed: March 25, 2013

Notes: That particular street sign has been in place since the late 1990s. Never noticed until working on this photo for the feature that the sign contains an error. While "Springer Road" is correct, "Forest Springs Drive" is the correct wording for the other street - not "Road".


Roadside sign for Mars Cheese Castle, a specialty grocery store and restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Featured: August 4, 2013

Photographed: July 28, 2013


Riverfront Plaza towers in Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: July 28, 2013

Photographed: March 30, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Richmond was fun…" in the Journal. This is also the 500th photo to be run on the Main Page since the feature was introduced in March 2005.


Town Clock Church in Cumberland, Maryland, built in 1848 for use by a German Lutheran congregation.

Featured: July 21, 2013

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this visit to Cumberland, see "Seeing Cumberland from the ground…" in the Journal.


A woman wears a "Ban Fracking Now" sticker on her bandanna mask during the Forward on Climate rally in Washington DC.

Featured: July 14, 2013

Photographed: February 17, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this event, see "Protest Fashionista..." in the Journal. Photo chosen for this particular week on the occasion of its being my last week working for Food & Water Watch, the organization which produced this sticker.


Railroad tracks leading over the Potomac River and into Maryland, as seen from the Amtrak station in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Featured: July 7, 2013

Photographed: July 4, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this particular outing, see "Here’s a tip for you: don’t go hiking in flip-flops" in the Journal.


The Jefferson Memorial, viewed at night from across the Tidal Basin.

Featured: July 1, 2013

Photographed: March 28, 2013

Notes: This photo was originally shot in color, and converted to black and white.


Street signs at the intersection of Baltimore and Centre Streets in downtown Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: June 23, 2013

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this visit to Cumberland, see "Seeing Cumberland from the ground…" in the Journal.


Dark clouds over the Shenandoah River near Luray, Virginia.

Featured: June 10, 2013

Photographed: June 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see Nothing like a relaxing day on the river… in the Journal.


Snapper, a former school bus now used to ferry customers of a Luray, Virginia river outfitter to and from launch and landing sites.

Featured: June 2, 2013

Photographed: June 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see Nothing like a relaxing day on the river… in the Journal.


A cloud momentarily hides the sun in the sky over Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: May 21, 2013

Photographed: March 30, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Richmond was fun…" in the Journal.


Rock jetty on the east side of Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: May 12, 2013

Photographed: February 9, 2013

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


A man engages in the sport of stand up paddleboarding on Lake Michigan, off of Touhy Beach in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: May 5, 2013

Photographed: July 29, 2012


Shopping cart abandoned on its side in a pedestrian tunnel in Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: April 28, 2013

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this visit to Cumberland, see "Seeing Cumberland from the ground…" in the Journal.


District of Columbia War Memorial, in West Potomac Park, seen at night.

Featured: April 21, 2013

Photographed: March 28, 2013


A sea gull stands on a dock post in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: April 14, 2013

Photographed: April 5, 2013


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

Featured: April 8, 2013

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this visit to Cumberland, see "Seeing Cumberland from the ground…" in the Journal.


Skyline of Richmond, Virginia as viewed from nearby Belle Isle.

Featured: March 31, 2013

Photographed: March 30, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Richmond was fun…" in the Journal.


Tomatoes for sale at Eastern Market in Washington DC.

Featured: March 24, 2013

Photographed: August 5, 2012

Notes: For more photos from this day, see Fruit Stands in Photography.


Basketball court on the beach at Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: March 17, 2013

Photographed: February 9, 2013

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


Chain-link fencing surrounds the grounds of the Washington Monument as work to repair damage sustained during the August 2011 earthquake begins.

Featured: March 10, 2013

Photographed: February 17, 2013


Discarded energy drink can on the beach at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: March 3, 2013

Photographed: February 9, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this shoot, see Sandy Point State Park in Photography.


The Washington Monument, viewed from the southeast, near the National Sylvan Theater.

Featured: February 25, 2013

Photographed: August 11, 2012

Notes: This photo was taken during SlutWalk DC 2012.


A woman appears with "OCCUPY NATURE" written on her face at the Forward On Climate rally in Washington DC.

Featured: February 18, 2013

Photographed: February 17, 2013


Kia Soul in a parking lot at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: February 10, 2013

Photographed: February 9, 2013

Notes: As you may have guessed, this is my car.


Water flows past a branch with leaves before going over the edge of Burnt Mills Dam in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: February 3, 2013

Photographed: January 19, 2013


Two women share a hug at the end of a polar bear plunge event at National Harbor in Maryland.

Featured: January 27, 2013

Photographed: January 26, 2013

Notes: This Photo Feature goes with the Journal entry from January 26, 2013 entitled, "It definitely gets easier once you’ve done it before…".


Basketball goal at Stead Park, in Washington DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood.

Featured: January 20, 2013

Photographed: January 18, 2013

Notes: This photo was taken while I was experimenting with the use of a polarizing filter on my camera. Not bad for a first try, don't you think?