Posts filed under “photolog”

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 […]

DC Cherry Blossoms 2014

I might have gone a bit overboard using this fisheye lens with the cherry blossoms over the weekend. The blooms were lovely and it was a nice, warm day — though the DC crowds were thicker than I’ve ever seen them, both at the Tidal Basin and at the Washington Monument grove. Also notable was […]

Fisheye

I recently purchased a used SEL16f28 wide angle lens and VCLECF1 fisheye converter for the Sony NEX3 from Eric Cheng, and gave the combo a try around church and DC last Sunday. I’ve found the lens combo is also good for macro shots, as evidenced by these pictures of cherry blossoms and cats. (The cats […]

Caturday!

Seriously, these cats.

Great Falls

Some photos from Great Falls Park (the Virginia side) where we stopped for a quick hike while it was nice out last Sunday. (We had previously visited Great Falls in 2006, seeing it from Olmsted Island on the Maryland side.) We also hiked a bit up the Patowmack Canal Trail, but it was rather muddy […]

Frosty

Cold snaps and polar vortices have been dropping temperatures down to single digits (ºF) lately, forming these lovely sheens of frost on the car windshield; it almost seems a shame to have to scrape them off. (And at least once the frost was on the inside.)