DAY 19 (Miscounted): “I Have No Idea,” 2008
Every time I look at this photo, it scares me. It would have been weird and maybe even funny if it was just the two guys doing whatever they’re doing, but the fact that the guy is staring directly at me makes it spooky. Here’s the crazy part. I wasn’t even taking a picture of them. I was checking the exposure on my camera. This was a test shot that I happened to keep. I usually delete them right away. When I eventually saw it, I freaked me out. It still freaks me out. I’ve never been able to look at it. I don’t know that it means that I’m posting it.
DAY 16: “Reflections in Glass and Steel,” 2012
DAY 15: “Crayon Study in Black and White,” 2012
This was a fun project.
DAY 14: “Leaving the Airport,” 2011
I was leaving the arrival area at the airport when I looked behind me and snapped this photo. There are times when I see images, and my camera is packed away. I constantly find myself standing and staring at an image trying to decide if it’s worth unpacking my camera. I almost always do, and I feel like it’s been worth it every time.
DAY 13: “Reflections and Light,” 2012
I lucked out with this photo. I was in the right place at the right time and was able to capture layer upon layer of light and reflections (more light.) This is an example of a photo I would have taken and left on one of my drives. It’s an exciting photo to me, but part of why I’m doing this project is to see if others see what I see or if I’m being a photo geek.
DAY 12: “Flags at Half Mast,” 2012
I don’t remember why, but the day we went to see the display of the AIDS Quilt on the National Mall, flags everywhere were flying at half mast.
DAY 11: “Another Shot Taken on the Day I Missed the Space Shuttle,” 2012
I took this photo of the Tidal Basin with my Moto Razor.
DAY 10: “Another Shot Taken on the Day I Missed the Space Shuttle,” 2012
These men managed to find their way up to the top of the National Gallery’s West Wing to get a good view of Discovery flying over DC. They saw the shuttle. I saw them.
DAY 9: “World Health Organization-HDR,” 2012
DAY 8: “New Favorite Dandellion Photo,” 2010
I shot this image inside the house using my 100mm macro lens. I used bracketing to get the full range of light and dark.
DAY 6: “Chains in Georgetown,” 2011
This chain was used to lock up a bicycle in Georgetown.
DAY 7 “Day in Georgetown,” 2011
DAY 6: “Butterfly at National Aquatic Gardens,” 2010
I’d always wanted to take pictures of butterflies, and there were tons of them at the Aquatic gardens. I absolutely love my 100mm macro lens. It’s definitely my favorite, and I’m sure I’ve taken more photos with it than any other lens. However, I don’t use my other lenses way more often.
DAY 5: “Lotus at National Aquatic Gardens,” 2010
I just noticed that the clouds and trees reflected in the water sort of form a ying-ylang symbol. I took this photo with my Canon PowerShot S80, which is 6 or 7 years old. It still stakes great photos.
DAY 4: “Nighttime View of National Airport from Gravelly Point,” 2009