Posts filed under “photolog”

Stained Glass Sunlight

Since I’m in the First Baptist DC choir, the day of Christmas Candlelight Carols are an all-day event for me, from morning rehearsals and worship service to more rehearsals in the afternoon, to the Candlelight Carol service itself. During a break in rehearsals I noticed the sun shining through the famous stained glass windows and […]

Milky Way over Chincoteague

While out in Chincoteague last weekend I was eager to take advantage of the clear, dark night sky to get my first photos of the Milky Way with the NEX3 and VCLECF1 lens. Our galaxy did not disappoint. I did get some light glare off the McDonald’s parking lot lights and the Assateague Lighthouse, but […]

Lunar Eclipse of October 2014

I got up early enough to catch this morning’s lunar eclipse from the roof, but sadly did not make it to the Capitol in time for my original plan, to catch an eclipsed moonset with the DC skyline. Still, it was a lovely total lunar eclipse to start off the morning. I also tried collecting […]


I still run a webcam to keep an eye on the house while we’re out, and this week I found Martha making a special appearance in the archive. Both cats do like hanging around on tops of shelves lately. When they’re not looking out the window for birds. Or joining us at the dining table.

Luce Center #throughglass

Some scenes from the Luce Foundation Center, one of my favorite parts of the Reynolds Center: multiple levels of display cases crammed full of art from the permanent collection, as well as the Lunder Conservation Center. Shot with Google Glass.

Corcoran Farewell

With the Corcoran Gallery transitioning to NGA and GWU owernship, admission is now free till the museum closes indefinitely in October, so we dropped by last weekend. This would probably be our final visit to the Corcoran as a private institution. Farewell, Corcoran Gallery. More photos here.

Folklife 2014

This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival had just two rather than the usual three cultural themes: China and Kenya. The Festival ran into some trouble with NPS over new park landscaping concerns, but everything seems to have been ironed out for at least the next five years.

Burke Lake Park

We spent Saturday morning hiking around the 4.7 mile Burke Lake Park Trail, an easy fitness trail around Burke Lake in Fairfax. Park Trail Map PDF, and full Burke Lake Park album.

Harpers Ferry and Maryland Heights Trail

We hadn’t been to Harpers Ferry since our honeymoon, so we made a day trip of it to hike the Maryland Heights Trail. Never an easy climb, but we made it up to the overlook.

Orlando Airport Chapel

Nestled between the Orlando International Airport Gates 1-57 tram tubes, just behind security and a round planter, sits the airport chapel, a small round room with four couches, a table strewn with bibles and rosary rings, and a stained glass panel called “Tree of Life.” Full photo album of Orlando International Airport Chapel here, part […]