Category Archives: Miscellaneous

2017 in review

One photo from each month of 2017 (not including photos of protests, which are in a separate post)

January – Building the Inaugural scaffolding by the Lincoln Memorial, with a plane flying low just after its takeoff from National Airport
February – Bei Bei and Mei Xiang wrestle on the day before Bei Bei was returned to China
March – Stravinsky Rave at Dock 5
April – Dale Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanic Garden
May – Funk Festival
June – Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock during Pride Week
July – The Flying Wallendas at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall
August – Ai Weiwei Trace exhibit at the Hirshhorn
September – Fashion Week in New York, near Clarkson Square
October – Johan Figueroa-González performing as a living statue at the arch in Washington Square.
November – Catharsis on the Mall
December – Charlie Craig in front of the Supreme Court right after Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was argued

2016 Roundup

One photo from each month of 2016. I chose these not because they were my “best” photos of the year, or the most meaningful (that would be my photos of protests and rallies, which really belong in sets), but just photos that I like for various quirky reasons.

January

Hunan Performance Group

February

Cupid's Undie Run D.C.

March

Pointed roofs

April

Light City

May

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June

Capital Pride Parade

July

Contemporary Basque dancing

August

Carnival rides

September

29 Rooms

October

Skateboarding

November

Seagulls

December

Georgetown GLOW

Democratic National Convention

On the second day of the DNC, I went up to Philadelphia to see the action surrounding the Convention. Here’s what I saw:

Bernie Sanders rally

There was a large Bernie Sanders rally at Thomas Paine Plaza, across the street from City Hall, which went on for most of the day.

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Around the city

There were vendors around the Center City convention center (a satellite location for the Convention), and painted donkeys for each state located around the city.

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City Hall rally

A rally that started at City Hall eventually marched down to FDR Park. The sponsor of the rally was Shut Down the DNC, later joined by Black Lives Matter and Flint Lives Matter, and a few Frank Underwood supporters.

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FDR park

There was a large sprawling crowd at FDR Park, mainly Bernie supporters but with other issues mixed in. Some of the protestors went up to the barricade fence trying to get the delegates to see their signs on the way to the Convention. Other protestors were using art for protest.

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Cosplay

Recently I’ve being going to some meetups which combine cosplay and photography. It’s been a fun challenge to learn how to photograph cosplayers in ways that bring out their characters.  Here are photos from a shoot in the Library of Congress with  Anastasia and her father Tsar Nicholas and Elsa from Frozen, and then Resident Evil on the grounds of the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin.

Anastasia

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Elsa

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