Eastern Market

For those of you who have never been to Washington D.C., and may soon come visit, I have a tip: coming to see all of the typical tourist sites is all well and good, but as well traveled person will tell you, get off that predetermined path and find the places where the locals go. Such is the case with Eastern Market in the…

You’ll Never Walk Alone

As I sit here at my computer for what seems like hours trying to write a post that reflects my feelings about the loss of such a truly remarkable human being that was Nelson Mandela, I think I will forego all of that and post this photo of his statue in front of the South African embassy instead, as a tribute to a man…

Cities in Dust

I took this photo of an angel that is part of a large fountain in front of Union Station in D.C. The thing that struck me as odd about the fountain was the fact that not only was it bone dry, but it was also filled with trash like old bicycles and just general garbage. The rest was in some serious disrepair. I certainly…

Where The Vultures Are

Here on the east coast winter has come early, and as a photographer, venturing outside with my camera has become more and more limiting. As a consequence, I have resorted to carrying my camera out while on errands such as getting gas, going to the store, etc. This way, if something along the way strikes my fancy, I can just hop out the car…

Frosty the Snowman and The Grinch walk into a bar….stop me if you’ve heard this one before

Yesterday of course was “Black Friday” and I for one refuse to partake in any of that madness. I did however, have a craving for a toasted salt bagel with cream cheese and a hot cup of coffee. This meant driving to downtown Frederick and going to our favorite bagel shop to get one. Afterwards Sheila and I were heading back to the car…

Come See The Antique Man

Last summer Sheila and I had a day to ourselves and we decided to hit some antique stores in Baltimore. There is a section on Howard street called “Antique Row” and we went there first. After about an hour we were at a lost of where to go next. Then I remembered of this place I discovered while milling about Fells Point on Fleet…

Torn

The thing I like about street art is the fact that it comes in many styles. The piece in the photo above is paper glued on a brick wall. I actually found it by accident while shooting other street art. What intrigues me about this piece is the fact that it doesn’t seem (to me at least) that this artwork has deteriorated on it’s…

Looking up at the Stafford Hotel

This building was known as the Stafford Hotel in the Mount Vernon section of Baltimore. It was built in 1894. It is now an apartment building. Canon 5D MarkII, EF 24-70 2.8 L, ISO 160, 1/250 @ f/8

Structures

This is a shot of the store front window of a local hair salon here in Frederick MD. Canon 5D markII, EF 85 1.2 L, ISO 640, 1/250 @ f/5.6

The Mayfair Theater

As most of you who follow me know, I am quite found of shooting old buildings and structures, but then who with a camera isn’t. The real gems though, are the ones that turn out to have a great and storied past, only to be left to rust or rot in place as if they never existed in the first place. One day while…

Adams Morgan

This photo highlights the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood on Washington D.C. Many years ago this used to be my stomping grounds as it were, but sadly today this area has become something of an ultra trendy locale for tourists and college kids. Nothing wrong with that mind you, but back in the day it was more of a haunt for the locals….

Neptune

I know that it seems that I have been on a black and white jaunt lately, and the truth is, I have.  As of late, color has not been on the menu for me. It just happens so bear with me while my fling with various shades of grey runs it’s course. I will try to post some color to break up the monotony,…

Mother and Child

I am a huge fan of street art and Baltimore has it in spades. Just wander around the right neighborhood where the buildings are in various stages of disrepair and all of a sudden you are surrounded by street art painted on brick canvases by artists known the world over. The piece in the photo above is one such masterpiece by an artist Known…

Looking Up At The American Visionary Art Museum

This hand sculpture is an installation that is attached to the outside of the American Visionary Art museum in the Federal hill section of Baltimore. I first noticed it when I shot the Inner Harbor in the last post. When I first saw it I was at a great distance and I thought I was seeing things. Of course I can’t just let things…

Inner Harbor

This is a view of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore from atop Federal Hill. Canon 5D markII, EF 24-70 2.8 L, ISO 160, 1/125 @ f/8