10 Nov

Washington DC

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Capitol Tour

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The US Capitol is a must see for anyone visiting DC. 

US Capital

The public tour runs like a well oiled machine, possibly the only thing within these walls that runs so well.

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10 Nov

Washington DC

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Lincoln

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Lincoln's legacy is a huge part of the Washington DC narrative. He is everywhere. This is window screen at the Lincoln Museum accross the street from Ford's Theater.

Lincoln Museum

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10 Nov

Washington DC

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Architecture

The view of the Capitol Building is impressive from every angle.

Washington DC architecture

I love how pedestrain friendly the streets and sidewalks are. The best way to see the city is by foot, but beware of the Summer heat and humidity.  Water and headcoverings are a must. 

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30 Oct

Dia De Los Muertos

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San Luis Rey Mission, Oceanside CA

Dia De Los Muertos - Day Of The Dead is a Mexican Holiday where family and friends gather to remember those who have died. The San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, CA holds an annual carnival to celebrate the day. This was my first time attending.

I love the vibrancy of Mexican culture. The colors, iconic images, celebration of life and reverance for deceased loved ones are on full display at the carnival. It is a visual feast and lots of fun to photograph.

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CAR ALTARS

The elaborately decorated antique cars make for some great photo ops.

Thunderbird

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11 Sep

9/11 Memorial

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NYC Travel Pics

Reflections in Photos

This past July I visited NYC for the first time. We went to the 9/11 Memorial on the first morning of my first day in the city. As you can imagine, I spent a lot of time looking up that morning. This was taken while standing on the corner of Greenwhich St. and Liberty St., waiting to get in the 9/11 Memorial entry line.

I captured a lot of good images at the memorial, and I'm happy about that. But, I am also keenly aware that my camera shielded me from really feeling the emotions of my surroundings. This is a truth about photographers. While we see things others may not, we often miss being in that moment and all the feelings that go along with it.

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9/11 memorial flag pole

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07 Aug

Rose Garden

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
– Ansel Adams

Sometimes I just want to make a pretty picture for the sake of it being pretty. Does that make it a fuzzy concept? This is the question I explore with the Rose Garden series.

Rose Garden

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18 Apr

Las Palmas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Details

My camera helps me see details and abstractions in the scenes I might otherwise forget. I love photographing these kinds of images, and they always end up being some of my favorites, regardless of where they were captured. 

These detail images were all taken at Las Palmas or along the beach near by.

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12 Apr

Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Local Beach Critters

Playa Blanca is a relatively deserted beach, except for the myriad of non human life. Dolphins swim and play along the shoreline and whales are commonly spotted a little further out. We saw both, but unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to capture any pictures.

So I took lots of bird pictures instead.

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11 Apr

Las Palmas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Heaven on Earth, Part 1

The first time we stayed at Las Palmas, two years ago, I literally teared up when I stepped onto the property. It is exactly how I imagine heaven. The second visit was just as heavenly. Las Palmas Beach Suites

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02 Apr

Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Local Scene

Last February we took our second trip to the Hotel Las Palmas on Playa Blanca, just south of Zihuatenjo. http://www.hotellaspalmasmexico.com/location-map.html

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