Friday, March 27, 2009

Capitol Columns

I went over to the National Arboretum on Wednesday and shot this. Very pleased with the result, need another frame = )

D200, 12-24mm Nikkor, Bracketed five exposures, Photomatix Pro to merge and tonemapped, Some Vivezia to even the sky, and a High pass sharpen in CS3.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Arrachera con salsa molcajeta y nopales escabeche

Grilled skirt steak in a sauce of grilled tomatoes, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro and green chile, garnished with pickled cactus paddle

From the menu at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Lengua guisada
Braised beef tongue with radishes and a sauce of roasted pasilla chili, tomatoes, onion and garlic


Cochinita pibil con cebolla en escabeche
Yucatan-style pit barbecued pork with pickled red onion and Mexican sour orange

From the menu at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cóctel de camarón y jaiba

Shrimp & crab ceviche served in a cocktail glass with tomato sauce, avocado, red onions and tortilla chips - From the menu of Oyamel Cocina Mexicana.

From the lunch with Andrew Smith of Visual Realia.

more to follow.....

Friday, March 20, 2009

Orchid II

Michael's 8th Birthday today!! Have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Out of Focus II

Busy week, Michael Jr's 8th birthday is tomorrow.

I saw on Strobist a review for the new Joe McNally book, I received my copy yesterday. It looks to be as excellent as his last was.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Out of Focus

Sometimes the shades of color is all that matters.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


D200 - 50 1.8 - A - ISO 200 - Manual Focus

I did not bring my macro or close up filter this time, we kind of decided on the USBG on the way down. You can always count on the Fifty.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Friday with Visual Realia's Andrew Smith

I got a email from Andy asking if I was free to hang out on Friday last week. So we meet at my house and drove into DC, parked near the Botanical Gardens, shot some shots of flowers, walked to Chinatown, ate a FANTASTIC lunch at Oyamel and walked back across the national mall. I have some abstract flowers and food shots to share this week. See you tomorrow...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lloyd A. Malech

A portrait I took last week in his Bethesda office for his new website. Its is used in the Bio.

D300 - 24-70 2.8 - M - 125th - F5.6 - Sb8oo @ 1/4 power in a white umbrella - Elinchrome Skyport Universal for trigger

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rosslyn Skyline

Yes, I will share Michael Jr's Lomography when I get them developed and scanned.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flashlight as a light source

When we were heading out to the photowalk, we realized that we had not charged the point and shoot Nikon that Michael uses. Since we were heading to Georgetown to grab a burger and shake before the walk, I remembered that Urban Outfitters carried a line of Lomo cameras for sale. We got him a Lomo Fisheye Traveler Camera and 3 rolls of 35mm film.

For this shot, I used a Mini Maglite with a 1.6 sec exposure.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lincoln Washington skyline - 2 shot Pano

D300, 24-70 2.8, F8 at 1 sec. Merged in Photoshop and BW and Highpass. Dfine for noise reduction.

Had a great time Saturday night at the Photowalk hosted by Shawn Duffy. I took Michael JR and we meet up with some friends, Dan, Patty & Bill. We could have not dreamed of a better night for the walk weather wise, since we had a snow day on Monday last week and had shorts on Saturday.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Path

I am going to the Photowalk tomorrow night being hosted by Shawn Duffy here in DC. It looks to be a spring weekend weather wise so it should make for a good time.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lenten Specials at Old Anglers Inn

I shot these last week for a March special at Old Angler's Inn. I shot these with a D300, 24-70 2,8 & used a Starlite as a light source.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Fawn at The National Cathedral Garden Shop

A curious find near the Herb Cottage Gift Shop when I was walking around last week. 5 Exposure HDR.

In researching the Fawn I found out that Darth Vader is there also. Take your big lens is your going to capture him. See HERE. I have to take Michael.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Salmón con coliflor y granada


Must go shovel driveway!!

See Jaleo Menu for food details.

THANK YOU for all of the great comments about the HDR shot on Friday. I will have more to post this week.