Views from Alcatraz Prison

4 12 2010

Alcatraz prison was far smaller than I imagined it to be.  And not nearly as remote as the stories of failed escape attempts would lead you to believe. While touring the former prison, I was able to capture two shots of views from inside the prison. The first is through a window looking out at activity on the water. The second photo (HDR) was taken in the yard; a view not likely to be seen by a prison inmate.

View from Inside Alcatraz

A view from inside Alcatraz looking through a dirty window frame.

 

This is a view from the Alcatraz yard into the bay.

 





New Gallery – Annapolis, MD

12 01 2010

I have lived in the Washington, DC area for more than five years. Last weekend, I began to finally photograph Annapolis. I walked around the historic sections of the city on a cold windy day that provided some good sky conditions for some of my photographs. The resulting photos make up the beginning of a gallery that I hope to expand over the coming months. Feel free to check out my Annapolis, MD gallery by clicking any of the photos below.

The historic Annapolis skyline taken from City Dock.

I found a cold windy winter day to be a good day to try to photograph the city. There were very few people  around. It was nice not having to trip over others to find a spot to take a photo. As I expand the gallery, I hope to take some more shots around sunrise (ha) or sunset. And hopefully some at night as well.

The Maryland State House in Annapolis, MD.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church located in the historic circle of Annapolis.

While I was walking around Annapolis, I also took some time to visit the campus of the United States Naval Academy. While photos from the Academy can be seen in the gallery (by clicking any of the images above), I also posted some of my favorites in a previous post.





Best of 2009 – Part 1

10 01 2010

Here are a few of my best photographs from 2009. It was a relatively slow photography year, but I think I got some good shots. More to come…

Sandy Point State Park Dock at Sunset

The National Mall in Washington, DC during an October sunset.

An abstract look at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum in the afternoon sun.





The DC Snowstorm

1 01 2010

Two weeks ago, Washington DC got dumped on.  And this dumping had nothing to do with the politics of the left or the politics of the right. It was an equal opportunity event. Washington, DC and the surrounding coast received a December record snowfall leaving at least 18 inches of snow in most areas. The snow definitely slowed down travel.

After the roads cleared, but before the snowcover fully melted, I made it to one of my favorite locations to shoot in DC. I visited the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum. Because of the hours of the arboretum, it’s difficult to capture the columns with any sunsets or sunrises, but I was able to visit during the late afternoon. I captured two new shots of the columns dressed in their winter snow.

For additional photos of the Capitol Columns, please visit my gallery.





Announcement – New Website

31 12 2009

During the past few weeks, I have worked on creating a new home for my photography on the web. The site is now presentable, though maybe not finished.

I invite you to visit my photography galleries by clicking the image above. My work focuses on landscapes, nature, and cityscapes. I strive to create photographs with strong color/contrast and a unique perspective.