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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.


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

Featured: August 7, 2011

Photographed: August 7, 2011


Parking meters along H Street NW in Washington DC.

Featured: July 31, 2011

Photographed: July 9, 2011


An Amtrak conductor stands in the doorway of an Amfleet coach as the Downeaster prepares to leave the station in Durham, New Hampshire.

Featured: July 25, 2011

Photographed: July 12, 2011

Notes: This photo is from my business trip to New Hampshire. For more information on the trip, see this Journal entry.


The Hell's Gate Bridge, a railroad bridge in New York City.

Featured: July 17, 2011

Photographed: July 15, 2011

Notes: This photo was taken from a southbound Acela Express train. The photo was taken from an approach to the Hell's Gate Bridge, before the train ultimately crossed the bridge.


Street signs at the intersection of 5th and H Streets NW, in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington DC.

Featured: July 11, 2011

Photographed: July 9, 2011


Drop Tower: Scream Zone ride at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia.

Featured: July 4, 2011

Photographed: May 20, 2011


Shield for Interstate 70 eastbound on US Route 30 in Breezewood, Pennsylvania.

Featured: June 19, 2011

Photographed: May 2, 2006


Ride On bus stop marker for Route 51 in a neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: June 13, 2011

Photographed: June 7, 2011

Notes: As you may have gathered, this is my regular morning bus stop. This is also the first photo feature taken with my Canon Powershot A800 camera.


Sign of the times: A woman talks on a cell phone while holding a sign at an anti-war protest in Washington DC.

Featured: June 6, 2011

Photographed: March 19, 2011


Cars travel over the top of the lift hill and begin their descent on the Intimidator 305 roller coaster at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia.

Featured: May 22, 2011

Photographed: May 20, 2011


Street signs at the intersection of Fuller Road, Joplin Road, and Route 1 in southern Prince William County, Virginia.

Featured: May 11, 2011

Photographed: March 20, 2011


Station entrance pylon for Grosvenor-Strathmore station on the Washington Metro, in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Featured: May 7, 2011

Photographed: May 7, 2011


"Posted No Trespassing" sign in the window of an abandoned motel room on Afton Mountain, near Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: May 3, 2011

Photographed: May 19, 2011


Bags of frozen vegetables in a shopping cart at a Giant Food store in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Featured: May 3, 2011

Photographed: May 3, 2011

Notes: The original caption stated that this Giant store was in Rockville, Maryland. The caption shown has been modified to correctly list the store as being in North Bethesda, Maryland.


Space Shuttle Enterprise on public display at the Smithsonian Institution's Udvar-Hazy Center.

Featured: April 25, 2011

Photographed: April 22, 2011

Notes: This photo is from my April 2011 trip to the Udvar-Hazy Center, discussed in this Journal entry.


Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg speaks in Lafayette Park in Washington DC during an anti-war protest.

Featured: April 11, 2011

Photographed: March 19, 2011


A woman smiles for the camera while wearing a pink wig and silver eyelashes.

Featured: April 3, 2011

Photographed: April 2, 2011


A woman offers free vegan sandwiches from a wicker tray during an anti-war protest in Washington DC.

Featured: March 21, 2011

Photographed: March 19, 2011

Notes: For those wondering how the sandwich was, in the interest of keeping my hands clean at an event where there was no easy restroom access for hand washing, I didn't have one. But they certainly did look delicious, didn't they?


Street sign for the 1700 block of K Street NW in Washington DC, at the intersection with Connecticut Avenue NW.

Featured: February 20, 2011

Photographed: February 12, 2011

Notes: Ever wondered why some DC street signs have the District of Columbia flag on them and others don't? Turns out that they designate evacuation routes out of the city. Their function was replaced by the newer "EVACUATION ROUTE" signage also seen in the photo.


A bird designed to resemble an Arctic Tern is carried over the crowd at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, to draw attention to the need for protection of the Arctic Refuge.

Featured: February 13, 2011

Photographed: October 30, 2010

Notes: This photo is from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear set in Photography.


Snow covers a vacant lot in a neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland, after the first major snowstorm to hit the Washington DC region in 2011.

Featured: February 6, 2011

Photographed: January 27, 2011

Notes: This photo is related to the Journal entry about my commute from hell the previous evening. This was taken the morning after the storm itself had passed. This photo was taken from my apartment balcony. Due to the storm, the power was out in my apartment.


Two women look at photos that a person took of them during the 2011 Maryland Polar Bear Plunge.

Featured: January 30, 2011

Photographed: January 29, 2011


Anastasia Shestakova sings at the "Keep Winter Cold" polar bear plunge event, sponsored by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, at the National Harbor in Maryland.

Featured: January 23, 2011

Photographed: January 22, 2011


A group stands in the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point as part of the 2010 Maryland Polar Bear Plunge event.

Featured: January 18, 2011

Photographed: January 30, 2010

Notes: This image is part of the Maryland Polar Bear Plunge 2010 set in Photography.


Capital Bikeshare rack outside Eastern Market station in Washington DC.

Featured: January 10, 2011

Photographed: December 19, 2010


An Orange Line train arrives at Minnesota Avenue station in Northeast Washington DC.

Featured: December 27, 2010

Photographed: May 1, 2010


Ice on a balcony railing in Silver Spring, Maryland following two back-to-back snowstorms in February 2010.

Featured: December 20, 2010

Photographed: February 11, 2010

Notes: For those wondering, this is the balcony on my apartment. This photo goes with this Journal entry.