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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?


Water flows over rocks around Burnt Mills Dam in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: January 14, 2013

Photographed: January 5, 2013

Notes: Can you spot a feature that resembles a face in this photo?


A Washington Metro Yellow Line train arrives at King Street station in Alexandria, Virginia.

Featured: January 6, 2013

Photographed: January 8, 2011


Corner detail of the "Elvis" sarcophagus at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: January 2, 2013

Photographed: December 27, 2012


Christmas wreath at the gravesite of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington DC.

Featured: December 24, 2012

Photographed: December 29, 2010


A woman blows bubbles at an event in Rock Creek Park, in northern Washington DC.

Featured: December 9, 2012

Photographed: May 16, 2012

Notes: I achieved this color effect by layering a black-and-white version of the image over the original full-color image, and setting a partial transparency for the black-and-white image.


Tomatoes for sale at Eastern Market in Washington DC.

Featured: December 4, 2012

Photographed: August 5, 2012

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


Rock Creek, as it flows through Rock Creek Park in northern Washington DC.

Featured: November 26, 2012

Photographed: May 16, 2012


The Roanoke Star, glowing in red, white, and blue on a foggy evening atop Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: November 19, 2012

Photographed: January 2, 2003

Notes: This photo has had a "hot wax coating" filter added to the original image. The original photo is part of the Lights in the Foggy Night set in Photography.


A child operates a live hand puppet at the Million Puppet March in Washington DC.

Featured: November 11, 2012

Photographed: November 3, 2012


The United States flag flies over Arlington House, on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Featured: November 4, 2012

Photographed: November 10, 2001

Notes: This photo was part of the shoot that created the now-retired "The Schumin Web Salutes America II" Photography set.


A woman dresses as an undead version of Snow White during zombie night in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: October 28, 2012

Photographed: October 27, 2012

Notes: For those keeping track, this is the first Photo Feature to use a 1:1 aspect ratio rather than a 3:4 or 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, this Photo Feature is the first to be run through an Instagram filter.


Dandelion seeds on the stem, on the grounds of DeJarnette Center in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: October 21, 2012

Photographed: May 28, 2012


The Blue Ridge Mountains, seen from Raven's Roost along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Augusta County, Virginia.

Featured: October 14, 2012

Photographed: October 9, 2006


Three people sit at the edge of a pier at Touhy Beach, along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: October 7, 2012

Photographed: July 29, 2012


Natural Bridge, a natural arch formed by Cedar Creek in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Featured: September 30, 2012

Photographed: September 20, 2012


Large styrofoam blocks form part of the eastern section of Foamhenge, a replica of Britain's Stonehenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Featured: September 24, 2012

Photographed: September 20, 2012

Notes: For more photos of Foamhenge from a previous visit in 2006, see Foamhenge in Photography.


A line of graffiti turns an otherwise ordinary stop sign into an anti-war message in a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: September 18, 2012

Photographed: July 27, 2012


A pair of Crocs shoes sits on the beach at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: September 9, 2012

Photographed: June 17, 2012

Notes: I previously ran a similar photo of a blue Crocs shoe at Sandy Point in April 2012. While the previous photo was a single shoe lost at a polar bear plunge, this is a pair of Crocs shoes that I own.


Architectural details around the roof of Philadelphia City Hall.

Featured: September 3, 2012

Photographed: May 12, 2012


Rust and graffiti-covered tower along the railroad tracks between Gary, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois in the early morning light.

Featured: August 26, 2012

Photographed: July 26, 2012

Notes: This photo was taken from the westbound Capitol Limited as it was traveling between Gary, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. I am not entirely sure as to the location of this tower, but would love to know. Additionally, a faux-HDR effect has been applied to this photo.


Half and half percolates through a cup of iced coffee at the Glenwood Sunday Market in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: August 19, 2012

Photographed: July 29, 2012

Notes: The original caption incorrectly used the word "permeates". This was later changed to the more correct "percolates".


Strawberries for sale at Eastern Market in Washington DC.

Featured: August 13, 2012

Photographed: August 5, 2012

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


A child stares up at one of the 50-foot towers comprising Crown Fountain, an interactive art installation at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: August 5, 2012

Photographed: July 26, 2012