Tagged: Photo of the day

Gothic Study

Hearst's Gothic Study

Another shot from Hearst Castle: The Gothic Study was W.R. Hearst’s executive board room and the main place where he conducted business while at the castle. The room was quite dim and I was doing this without a tripod–phew, that’s a lot of breath holding and concentration!

Plane Watching at Gravelly Point

Gravelly Point is a favorite spot for DC and Virginia locals to watch the (very loud) planes take off and land at Reagan National Airport (DCA).

The spot makes for some great photos, especially on a bright blue day, but nothing can really do justice for an airliner buzzing right over head. I recommend heading out there for a picnic, as long as you don’t mind the noise!

Spring at the National Arboretum

This was taken last week at the National Arboretum. Most of the flora hadn’t sprouted yet, but this tree’s bright yellow flowers contrasted well against the deep blue sky (I was using a polarizer). In the background are the old corinthian columns of the Capitol building that were replaced after the Capitol dome was completed.

Photo of the Day: Boats of San Juan del Sur

This photo was taken from the summit of an ocean cliff in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The view below is of the half moon cove that provides shelter for fishing boats and beach goers alike.

My compadre Nils, a native of Nicaragua working in Costa Rica who I met while crossing into Nicaragua, persuaded me to take a detour to SJDS on my way to Granada.

With its serene ocean view and party atmosphere, this friendly ocean town was definitely worth the stop. Nils showed me the ropes of the town and led me to this spot, the colossal 24 meter Christ of Mercy statue, 134 meters above the ocean on display for the town below.

Photo of the Day: All clear on Market St.

Still going on my San Francisco kick, I thought I’d post another one of the city.

This is an unusually empty view for a weekday afternoon in the area where the touristy Embarcadero meets the bustling Financial District. It was the holiday season though, and a number of people had already left town.