Saturday, June 12, 2010

dew roseta

125mm f5.6 1/160s ISO250
I stepped outside with my morning cup of joe... and there she was calling.  I answered.

Friday, June 11, 2010


28mm f2.8 1/80s ISO100
fun with foto.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Washington Monument Facts

The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marblegranite, and sandstone, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 5⅛ inches (169.294 m).[n 1] There are taller monumental columns, but they are neither all stone nor true obelisks.[n 2] It is also the tallest structure in Washington D.C.. It was designed by Robert Mills, an architect of the 1840s. The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 but was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the architect's death. This hiatus in construction happened because of co-option by the Know Nothing party, a lack of funds, and the intervention of the American Civil War. A difference in shading of the marble, visible approximately 150 feet(46 m or 27%) up, shows where construction was halted for a number of years. 


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1200 Pennsylvania

65mm f5.0 1/60s ISO1200
The Ariel Rios Federal Building is located in the Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C., across 12th Street from the Old Post Office, which the new building was designed to replace. The New Post Office, as the Rios Building was originally known, housed the headquarters of the Post Office Department until that department was replaced by the United States Postal Service in 1971. The building, which now houses the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was renamed on February 5, 1985, in honor of Ariel Rios, an undercover special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who was killed in the line of duty on December 2, 1982.  

Currently, the Ariel Rios Building is badly in need of renovations. Many of the windows are original single paned with hollow frames, allowing air and heat to bleed out. Similarly, the original plumbing from the 1930s contains lead and signs in the bathrooms of EPA Headquarters warn that the water is for external use only.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


470mm f7.1 1/500s ISO800
I shot this from a 19 floor building roof onto a 3 story parking platform.  I suppose that is roughly 160 feet.  It's a bird's eye view that offered a different perspective to an everyday site.  Create your composition.  Write your draft.  Stroke your canvas.  Define your own art.

Monday, June 7, 2010


470mm f7.1 1/400s ISO125
"Four-Sided Pyramid" by Sol LeWitt
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

BPC: Weathered- "orneight"

125mm f8.0 1125s ISO100
Oxidized and pocked with 50+ years of exposure and environmental beat down.  Weathered and worn translated to well experienced. Been there done that.  This relic Ford emblem has been through decades of life.  Now sent to retirement in pasture...  it watches on.