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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?


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