Art or Pictures

Recently I came across an old article that talked about the difference between simply taking a picture versus creating art. As a budding digital photographer it is so easy for us to take hundreds of images without thinking twice about it. In fact, for many years I would do exactly that. Go on walkabout and…

The Old Bridge

The old bridge, strong for over a hundred years. The tales it could tell. Of the babbling brook that flows beneath or of the footsteps that walked above. This bridge, of man-sized stones tightly bound. Even Mother Nature with her attempts, blizzards, earthquakes, heavy rains. The bridge remains Presidents and dignitaries have enjoyed the cool…

Seeing Deeper

This morning was spent in the beautiful Washington National Cathedral’s special event Seeing Deeper. This yearly event is geared for photography in mind, and the staff painstakingly moves all of the chairs to the side to clear the nave for beautiful captures. Docent Andy Bittner shared with me that maintaining the cathedral costs $20,000 on…

A Spring Stroll Through the Gardens

Nestled near Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C. is the beautiful and elegant estate of Majorie Merriweather Post. The heiress of the Post cereal company, and Birds Eye, she purchased the home in 1957 and made it her home and museum for her fine collection of decorative arts. Young Eros greets guests at the entryway,…

The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress

As in a Sunday morn, it is only fitting that we enter into the cathedral of libraries. The Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress. The painted dome of the Evolution of Civilization reigns high above this room of learning and knowledge. Remarkable in its own right, the painting of a female figure representing…

The Library of Wisdom

One of the best places to learn is in a library. In this case, in the unparallelled Library of Congress in Washington D.C. As the world’s largest library in the world with over 120 million items in the collection, the wealth of human knowledge is held within the walls. While wandering the hallways of the…

The Library of Congress

Two times a year, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. opens its doors to the general public and photographers. A special event where one can enter into the Main Reading Room and admire the spectacular interior of one of the most incredible buildings. President John Adams signed a bill in 1800 to begin a…

A Zoo Stroll

The visit yesterday at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park was not just to enjoy Luke the Lion’s new Pride but to also discover other exciting and exotic wildlife. Let’s first watch Luke trying to take a mid-morning rest, while his cubs had other ideas. We walked towards the bird-house, crossing over a bridge on the…

New Lion Cubs at the National Zoo

Allow me to introduce you to Luke. The King of the Jungle, the master of the National Zoo. A Black Maned Lion that is a proud father of six new lion cubs at the Smithsonian National Zoo. We arrived mid morning to the Lion pen, awaiting the release of the lion cubs for their mid-day…