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Two students relax on the Quad at James Madison University.

Featured: December 5, 2010

Photographed: April 5, 2010


A man touches a name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.

Featured: November 21, 2010

Photographed: October 2, 2010

Notes: This photo is from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial set in Photography.


Potomac Hall, a dormitory building on the east side of the James Madison University campus.

Featured: November 8, 2010

Photographed: April 5, 2010

Notes: I lived in Potomac Hall for three years while a student at JMU. This is also the fourth time that a photo of Potomac Hall has been used as the Photo Feature.


Two demonstrators wearing Guy Fawkes masks troll the crowd with their "ANGRY SIGN" signs at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington DC.

Featured: November 1, 2010

Photographed: October 30, 2010


Hand covered in fake blood during a zombie walk in Boston, Massachusetts.

Featured: October 24, 2010

Photographed: May 29, 2010

Notes: This photo is from the Boston Megaraid set in Life and Times.


Amtrak station in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: October 18, 2010

Photographed: December 30, 2009


Reflection of the Washington Monument on the stone face of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.

Featured: October 3, 2010

Photographed: October 2, 2010

Notes: This photo is from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial set in Photography.


Anti-war protest proceeding down a road in Arlington, Virginia on the way to Crystal City.

Featured: September 26, 2010

Photographed: March 21, 2010

Notes: This photo is from the March on Crystal City photo set.


Giraffe at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: September 12, 2010

Photographed: July 21, 2010


Demonstrators shout and raise their fists during the March for America, advocating comprehensive immigration reform, in Washington DC.

Featured: September 6, 2010

Photographed: March 21, 2010

Notes: For more information about this demonstration, see Funk the Weekend in Life and Times. This was the immigration march, discussed in Parts 6-8.


Participants in an anti-war demonstration in Washington DC use their protest signs to provide shade before the march begins.

Featured: August 29, 2010

Photographed: March 20, 2010

Notes: For more information about this demonstration, see Funk the Weekend in Life and Times. This was the ANSWER march, discussed in Parts 4 and 5.


Fire alarm notification appliance at the Quincy Adams "T" station outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Featured: August 23, 2010

Photographed: May 30, 2010


Flower in a conservatory at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: August 17, 2010

Photographed: July 22, 2010


A house on Wrightwood Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, best known as the television home of Carl and Harriette Winslow on the sitcom Family Matters.

Featured: August 8, 2010

Photographed: July 21, 2010

Notes: Please note that the house to the left of the Family Matters house did not exist at the time that the exterior shots for Family Matters were made.


A 2600-Series rail car brings up the rear of a Purple Line train to Linden at Davis station on the Chicago "L", in Evanston, Illinois.

Featured: July 28, 2010

Photographed: July 19, 2010


On-campus student mailboxes, James Madison University.

Featured: July 11, 2010

Photographed: April 5, 2010

Notes: The mailbox featured here is my old campus mailbox, JMU Box 2732. This photo feature ran for an unusually long time due to my forgetting to change the feature before leaving for a vacation, and then due to circumstances beyond my control upon my return.


Clouds over the oceanfront at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Featured: July 5, 2010

Photographed: August 25, 2008


Downtown Toronto location of The Bay, former flagship store of the Robert Simpson Company.

Featured: June 26, 2010

Photographed: August 9, 1999

Notes: Today's Special fans will recognize this location as the place where Today's Special was filmed. I chose this as the photo feature after learning that G20 protesters in Toronto broke windows at the store. It was heartbreaking to see, quite honestly.


Brewer Fountain in Boston Common. The Massachusetts State House is visible in the distance.

Featured: June 19, 2010

Photographed: May 30, 2010


Abandoned Safeway grocery store in Wheaton, Maryland.

Featured: June 6, 2010

Photographed: December 27, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this set, see Abandoned Grocery Store in Photography.


A woman participates in a zombie march in Boston, Massachusetts.

Featured: June 1, 2010

Photographed: May 29, 2010


New Carrollton station, eastern terminus of the Washington Metro's Orange Line.

Featured: May 24, 2010

Photographed: May 1, 2010

Notes: The rail car at right in this photo is Alstom 6104.


The Plumb House, one of the oldest houses in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: May 16, 2010

Photographed: November 29, 2009


Station entrance pylon, New Carrollton station, Washington Metro.

Featured: May 3, 2010

Photographed: May 1, 2010


Two clown heads in a water gun carnival game have tape over their mouths to indicate that they are out of order.

Featured: April 26, 2010

Photographed: January 30, 2010

Notes: For more photos from this set, see Maryland Polar Bear Plunge 2010 in Photography.


A man hands out flowers during a Funk Borders Bloc at a pro-immigration march in Washington DC.

Featured: April 11, 2010

Photographed: March 21, 2010


Shenandoah County "Certified Business Location" signage at the border with Rockingham County along northbound Interstate 81 in Virginia.

Featured: April 7, 2010

Photographed: April 6, 2010


A woman shouts during an anti-war protest in Washington DC.

Featured: March 28, 2010

Photographed: March 20, 2010


Railroad tracks on their approach to the Staunton train station in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: March 15, 2010

Photographed: December 30, 2009


Sign in Stuarts Draft, Virginia after high winds caused a panel to fail.

Featured: March 7, 2010

Photographed: January 2, 2009


John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery.

Featured: February 28, 2010

Photographed: October 25, 2009


Cars covered in more than a foot of snow during the "Snowpocalypse" blizzard of December 2009.

Featured: February 21, 2010

Photographed: December 20, 2009


Pocket track turnouts on the Washington Metro, near Stadium-Armory station and RFK Stadium in Northeast DC.

Featured: February 15, 2010

Photographed: October 26, 2005

Notes: This is a pocket track turnout similar to the Farragut North pocket track, where a derailment occurred on February 12, 2010. Unlike at Farragut North, however, a derailer is not present at the Stadium-Armory location.


Balcony railing covered in snow approximately 14 hours after the snow started falling during the North American blizzard of 2010.

Featured: February 6, 2010

Photographed: February 6, 2010

Notes: This is, as you may have gathered, the balcony railing at my apartment. More information on the storm: North American blizzard of 2010.


A woman shivers after running into the Chesapeake Bay during the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge event at Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: January 31, 2010

Photographed: January 30, 2010

Notes: For more photos from this set, see Maryland Polar Bear Plunge 2010 in Photography.


Interior of Amtrak Acela Express coach.

Featured: January 24, 2010

Photographed: May 9, 2009

Notes: This photo was taken while Matthew Tilley and I were touring the Acela Express during the National Train Day event at Union Station.


Five Guys restaurant in the old Shorty's Diner building on Route 250 in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: January 11, 2010

Photographed: December 30, 2009


Board-up on a Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland after closing for reconstruction.

Featured: January 3, 2010

Photographed: December 27, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this shoot, see Something tells me that they're closed in the Journal.


A woman holds a sign saying, "Out of the closets! Into the street!" at the National Equality March in Washington DC.

Featured: December 27, 2009

Photographed: October 11, 2009

Notes: More photos from this event can be found at the Journal entry about the National Equality March.


Sign proclaiming "The Place In Town To Take A Leak" outside an automotive service shop in Chews Landing, New Jersey.

Featured: December 21, 2009

Photographed: September 25, 2009


Large "OBAMA HATES BORF" message painted above other graffiti on the Vision Lighting building in Washington DC. This message replaced an earlier message saying "BUSH HATES BORF" in early 2009.

Featured: December 13, 2009

Photographed: December 12, 2009

Notes: The original "Bush Hates Borf" message was the Photo Feature on February 15, 2007.


The first snowfall of the season comes to the Washington DC region, seen here in a neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: December 6, 2009

Photographed: December 5, 2009


Participants in the Marine Corps Marathon race up the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: December 1, 2009

Photographed: October 25, 2009


A union picket blocks the street in front of the Hilton Crystal City, accused of unfair labor practices by labor union UNITE HERE.

Featured: November 22, 2009

Photographed: June 20, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this set, see UNITE HERE Picket.


Leaves on the Women's Memorial fountain outside Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: November 15, 2009

Photographed: October 25, 2009


Headstone of a soldier killed in action in the Iraq War, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Featured: November 8, 2009

Photographed: October 25, 2009

Notes: This particular headstone, that of Lance Corporal Jason C. Redifer, was not selected at random. I specifically chose to photograph Redifer's headstone due to some personal significance. Redifer was from Stuarts Draft, Virginia, went to school with my sister, and died in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded. The bridge that carries Route 608 over Interstate 64 in Fishersville is named in his honor.


3000-Series Washington Metro rail car on the D Route bridge in Northeast Washington DC.

Featured: November 1, 2009

Photographed: October 26, 2005


Sand castle at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Featured: October 25, 2009

Photographed: August 27, 2008


The Roanoke Star, atop Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia, prior to being lit for the evening.

Featured: October 17, 2009

Photographed: January 7, 2003

Notes: This photo is heavily retouched. It was taken in early afternoon in daylight, and then processed to give it the orange evening-like appearance. Kinda cool looking, though, no?


A participant in a pink-and-black bloc surveys her surroundings at the National Equality March in Washington DC.

Featured: October 12, 2009

Photographed: October 11, 2009

Notes: For more photos from this event, see the Journal entry about the National Equality March.