Saturday, November 26, 2011

Giving Thanks For Sunrises

Since this is the week we give thanks, I thought my photo efforts should be devoted to one of the two favorite times of day that every photographer loves - the light that happens when the sun makes its first appearance of the day.  So on three consecutive days, I picked three different spots in Annapolis to capture as the sun as it came up.

The first couple of shots were taken in downtown Annapolis around the dockside area. The next couple were shot while standing on Compromise Bridge that runs between downtown Annapolis and Eastport. The last portion of shots were taken near the Maritime Museum in Eastport.

Why get up early (especially on days off) you may ask?  My father answered that question on a sunrise photo he gave me a long time ago. On the mat he wrote "Everyday begins with hope and wonder."


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Final Colors of Fall 2011

The pretty colors of fall are fading fast so I decided to go for a stroll around the yard and over at Quiet Waters Park to capture the final fireworks-like bursts of colors happening.  Will want to come back and look at these pics when there are words like "snow" and "ice" in the weather forecast.

Friday, November 4, 2011


The first weekend in October, I participated in the annual Scott Kelby PhotoWalk charity event. The next couple of weekends presented some good photo opportunities so I have now decided to try and challenge myself to shoot at least one good series of photos every week until the next Kelby PhotoWalk event takes place in October 2012.

So for those who want to keep count, the week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 marks #5 in the 52 part effort. 

For this series, I decided to go to an area that a lot of folks flock to every spring - The D.C. Tidal Basin area which is famous for cherry blossoms trees. Below are a couple of shots that demonstrate that there is color to be found in that area in the fall.

Also took a couple of pics of the new Martin Luther King Memorial which was dedicated last month. Its located next to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, just off the Mall in D.C.