A local of San Juan del Sur and an acquaintance of my travel compadre, this young guy helped show us around town. We were waiting around negotiating a cab fare when I took this shot.
This was taken outside of Tahoe, CA on a cold January morning. We pulled the car over to photograph a waterfall but this turned out to be the more provoking view.
This was taken on a quiet Sunday evening at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. As of Memorial Day 2011 there are 58,272 names on the wall.
I’m considering doing something a little different with the photoblog–a “theme of the week” where I post photos for the week that follow a theme. We’ll see how this plays out.
For now though, this week’s theme is… (reaching into a hat to pull a small folded piece of paper) … black and white photos. Start simple, right? We’ll get more abstract later.
Below is a photo I took years ago in Cairo, Egypt, before all the recent political unrest. Cairo is unlike any other city that I’ve visited, even in terms of its population density. This photo was taken early morning, and I’m pretty sure the haze in the background is smog from the previous day. The streets were empty at that moment, but within a few hours they’d be packed with Cairo’s roughly 7 million denizens.
This was taken over the weekend on the at the Constitution Gardens Pond on the National Mall. I was photographing this flock when it suddenly took flight right over my head. I almost forgot to turn around and take a photo.