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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


The main building of the DeJarnette Center for Human Development in Staunton, Virginia, following sixteen years of abandonment.

Featured: July 29, 2012

Photographed: May 28, 2012

Notes: For more photos of this complex, see DeJarnette Center in Photography. This image was sent through Create HDR, an online HDR photo processor, to achieve the look shown here.


The flags of the United States, the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago fly over Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: July 22, 2012

Photographed: August 4, 2011


A woman wearing a green zentai suit (with hood down) offers free hugs for liberals at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington DC.

Featured: July 15, 2012

Photographed: October 30, 2010

Notes: This photo is part of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear set in Photography. This image was sent through Create HDR, an online HDR photo processor, to achieve the look shown here.


A dog's paw print is embedded in a sidewalk along a street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 8, 2012

Photographed: May 12, 2012


Burruss Hall, a building on the campus of James Madison University.

Featured: July 1, 2012

Photographed: April 5, 2010

Notes: This photo is part of the James Madison University set in Photography.


Amtrak's westbound Cardinal departs the train station in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: June 24, 2012

Photographed: September 21, 2011

Notes: This was the last photo feature to run on the 2010 build of the site prior to the conversion to WordPress on July 1, 2012. As such, I selected this photo because of the departing-into-the-distance concept, which I found to be something of a metaphor for sending off the old version of the site and converting to a content management system.


Transgender symbol painted around a person's navel at SlutWalk DC.

Featured: June 18, 2012

Photographed: August 13, 2011

Notes: This photo is part of the SlutWalk DC set in Photography.


Pediment over the entrance to the Peery Building at the DeJarnette Center, an abandoned mental institution in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: June 11, 2012

Photographed: May 28, 2012


Flat tire on a vehicle in a parking garage in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: May 27, 2012

Photographed: May 26, 2012


Interstate shields at the park and ride lot at the eastern terminus of Interstate 70.

Featured: May 20, 2012

Photographed: March 10, 2012

Notes: For the corresponding Journal entry, see Two trade-in bids for the Sable, and some roadgeekery in between!


Rust on the underside of a railroad bridge over Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: May 14, 2012

Photographed: May 12, 2012


The John Hancock Center and neighboring buildings on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: May 6, 2012

Photographed: August 5, 2011


A woman makes a face as she emerges from the Chesapeake Bay during the 2011 Maryland Polar Bear Plunge.

Featured: April 30, 2012

Photographed: January 29, 2011

Notes: This photo is from the Plungefest 2011 set in Photography.


A woman receives a head massage while lying on the grass near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Featured: April 23, 2012

Photographed: October 2, 2010

Notes: This photo is part of The Schumin Web's coverage of the One Nation Working Together rally.


Abandoned Crocs shoe at Sandy Point beach near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: April 15, 2012

Photographed: January 29, 2011

Notes: This photo is from the Plungefest 2011 set in Photography.


Front of a 1959 Cadillac convertible at a car show in Sterling, Virginia.

Featured: April 8, 2012

Photographed: April 7, 2012


Interior of former Super Fresh grocery store at the Northgate Plaza shopping center in Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Featured: April 4, 2012

Photographed: April 4, 2012

Notes: This is the early stages of the renovation of the former Super Fresh building. The building was renovated to house a Kohl's store.


Mercury Sable station wagon parked in a public garage in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: March 25, 2012

Photographed: July 2, 2006

Notes: This is the Mercury Sable wagon that I owned from February 9, 2006 to March 12, 2012.


A woman holds a sign discussing society's view of rape at the SlutWalk march in Washington DC.

Featured: March 18, 2012

Photographed: August 13, 2011


"ONE WAY" sign at the Interstate 70 park and ride lot in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: March 11, 2012

Photographed: March 10, 2012

Notes: There is a Journal entry associated with the circumstances that led to this photo's being taken.


Plates travel throughout the dining area via conveyor at Wasabi Sushi, a restaurant at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia.

Featured: March 4, 2012

Photographed: March 3, 2012

Notes: This Photo Feature ties in with the Journal entry about my March 3 trip to Tysons Corner.


Corn for sale at a farmers' market in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: February 27, 2012

Photographed: August 7, 2011


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

Featured: February 19, 2012

Photographed: January 8, 2011


A portion of the skyline is reflected off the Cloud Gate sculpture, otherwise known as "The Bean", at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: February 7, 2012

Photographed: August 4, 2011


Street escalators for the 19th Street entrance to the Dupont Circle Metro station in Washington DC.

Featured: January 29, 2012

Photographed: May 9, 2009

Notes: This photo was selected for this particular week because the south entrance to Dupont Circle was slated to close on February 1, 2012 (while this photo was on the Main Page) for an eight month renovation, in order to replace replace all three escalators.


Swim meet at Olney Indoor Swim Center in Olney, Maryland.

Featured: January 15, 2012

Photographed: November 23, 2011

Notes: This is the pool that I regularly swim laps in most days during the week.


A group of people not wearing pants goes down an escalator at Metro Center station in Washington DC during Capitol Improv's annual "No Pants Metro Ride" event.

Featured: January 15, 2012

Photographed: January 8, 2012

Notes: For more photos from this event, see the corresponding Journal entry.


Mid-morning sun over the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Featured: January 8, 2012

Photographed: August 25, 2005

Notes: This photo is an unused shot from the Virginia Beach 2005 trip.


Fountain detail at Malcolm X Park in Washington DC.

Featured: January 1, 2012

Photographed: July 6, 2005

Notes: This photo is a retouch of the #44 photo in the Malcolm X Park Photography set.


Clock on the SunTrust Building at the intersection of 15th Street and New York Avenue NW in Washington DC.

Featured: December 26, 2011

Photographed: July 9, 2011


Grapes for sale at Eastern Market in Washington DC.

Featured: December 18, 2011

Photographed: December 18, 2011


A woman uses a Bank of America credit card to remove candle wax from stone following a candlelight vigil during the "Stop the Machine" occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington DC.

Featured: December 12, 2011

Photographed: October 7, 2011

Notes: For more information about the "Stop the Machine" occupation, see October2011.org. For the McPherson Square occupation, see OccupyDC.org.


A person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask holds up a "troll" sign in front of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, headquarters of the FBI.

Featured: December 4, 2011

Photographed: March 12, 2011

Notes: Though the Guy Fawkes mask has come onto the political scene, this is an Anonymous anti-Scientology demonstration.


"WELCOME" sign for the former Howard Johnson's restaurant on Afton Mountain near Waynesboro, Virginia, more than a decade after the restaurant closed.

Featured: November 27, 2011

Photographed: May 19, 2011


Demolition of the Safeway grocery store in Wheaton, Maryland.

Featured: November 20, 2011

Photographed: November 6, 2011

Notes: This subject is covered in more detail in a Journal entry dated November 7, and is the same subject as the Abandoned Grocery Store set in Photography. Demolition was very quick on this store, as it was completely down within a week of this photo.


Downtown Roanoke, Virginia as viewed from the top of Mill Mountain.

Featured: November 14, 2011

Photographed: March 14, 2003

Notes: I ran a photo similar to this in December 2005. I believe that this photo, unlike the other one, has better composition. It's also older, dating from the 2003 "Photo Essay Blitz" week, as the sign on the tall building at center says "First Union", while the other photo has a Wachovia sign on it.


"No bicycles on sidewalk" sign along Main Street in Durham, New Hampshire.

Featured: October 30, 2011

Photographed: July 14, 2011


A woman makes an "undead" face during the annual zombie walk in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: October 23, 2011

Photographed: October 22, 2011


Demonstrators camp out on the south side of Freedom Plaza in Washington DC during the ongoing "Stop the Machine" demonstration.

Featured: October 10, 2011

Photographed: October 7, 2011

Notes: The original caption for this photo incorrectly identified this location as being that of Occupy DC. Occupy DC was located a few blocks away in McPherson Square, while Stop the Machine was located in Freedom Plaza.


Dormant gardens in late winter on the grounds of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: October 2, 2011

Photographed: March 15, 2003

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


Broken window at the closed Afton Mountain Convenience Store, at Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: September 28, 2011

Photographed: May 19, 2011


Amtrak locomotive 406 on display for National Train Day in Washington DC, painted in Amtrak's 40th anniversary paint scheme.

Featured: September 18, 2011

Photographed: May 7, 2011

Notes: This image was sent through Create HDR, an online HDR photo processor, to achieve the look shown here.


Flowers placed in a pair of boots sit on the pavement during an anti-war protest outside Marine Corps Base Quantico in Triangle, Virginia.

Featured: September 11, 2011

Photographed: March 20, 2011


Wheelock 7002T fire alarm notification appliance on a wall at Zane Showker Hall, a building on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Featured: September 6, 2011

Photographed: March 23, 2003


"Bell System" emblem on a manhole cover in the sidewalk along Main Street in Durham, New Hampshire.

Featured: August 30, 2011

Photographed: July 14, 2011


Passengers wait for a northbound Red Line train at Fullerton station in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: August 23, 2011

Photographed: August 5, 2011

Notes: This photo is part of the group of photos that led to a confrontation with a CTA employee over photography. Apparently a camera is a weapon of mass destruction, you see.