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Archive for February, 2013

No Mail On Saturdays……

If you’ve been following the story, the US Postal Service is about to reduce it’s mail delivery on Saturdays in an attempt to save money.  I remember they previously eliminated a lot of Post Offices in small rural towns attempting to do the same thing.  Somehow this one in Calverton, Virginia, survived that round of closures.  You have to admit this one is pretty cool.Image


iPhone Friday: A little late…..

It’s been one of those weeks.  I worked from home yesterday and completely lost track of what day of the week it was.  It was simply a crazy week altogether.  I try to remember to take at least one photo per day, whether with my iPhone or one of my DSLRs.  Here’s a random iPhone photo taken this week as I walked back to my office on Mass Ave NW, in DC.  Obviously the intent was to capture the US Capitol, but the National Association of Realtors building in the foreground makes the picture to me.  Hope everyone had a great Friday….Image

The Cold Front Rolls In…..

20130215-DSC_1098_HDR.jpg by threewhln
20130215-DSC_1098_HDR.jpg, a photo by threewhln on Flickr.

A 55 degree, sky blue day gives way to a cold front….

iPhone Friday: Time

There just doesn’t seem to be enough……



Great Falls Park – HDR

It was a beautiful day in northern Virginia, albeit a bit cold.  There’s just something about winter and leafless trees that I do not find appealing.  I grew up in northeast Alabama, and while the trees lost their leaves in winter, the woods were filled with varying types of evergreens.  The pine and cedar trees at least kept a little green sprinkled throughout the landscape.  I’m certainly ready for spring.

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with little time to get out with my camera.  Here’s my latest effort in learning to use Nik Software’s HDR Pro 2.


And one that isn’t HDR.


iPhone Friday: Separate Worlds

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, events have convinced me that despite all our technology innovations designed to improve communications and pull society closer together, we are more distant than at any point in history.  Each in our own world, yet so close together.


And the less profound iPhone pics from the week……ImageImage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

I’m a little late on this one. This isn’t a photo I made. My daughter took this picture of my parents using her iPhone. Their 54th anniversary was January 17th, and was celebrated while my mom was recovering from an illness in the hospital.

Here is a video I created when they celebrated their 50th on January 17, 2009. http://youtu.be/ik4rmB8qgLc.