Sunday, August 27, 2006

New Website:

THANKS to everyone who ever visited any of my blogs and especially those who took the time to comment!!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

GoodbyeThis may be my last post here. I am in the process of finding a new site to display my photos on, which may take a while...& I could really benefit from some time away from putting sooo much effort into posting at the moment. When I can, I'll still reply to comments & visit everyone, though. You can also email me at: I'd love to hear from ya'll either way!

In the image above, we were standing in a long line outside of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History waiting to pass through security. We had been walking around at the Folklife Festival nearby when we were ordered to evacuate to one of the nearest buildings for protection against a major oncoming storm. While in line, this lady's skirt quickly caught my attention. Hence, I asked to photograph her & her son. She had previously made a peace sign with her hands for the photo, which her son immediately copied, but which ended up as a wave of some sort. :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

ChimesGood morning! Wishing everyone a peaceful day.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bring Us Love AgainI am very sad, angry, shocked & disturbed from reading what Rauf has informed us is happening.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Break The StillnessMy dad introduced me to the show, Numb3rs, which I found to be an awesome show. Of course, I've only seen the 1st episode, but still. :)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

WeddingI photographed these lovely people at the District of Columbia War Memorial which we stopped at after having visited the Lincoln Memorial. Click here to see a satellite image(scroll down the's number 6 on the map). They had just had a wedding & were preparing to leave. These are the bride's daughters with her mother.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Reaching Forever

Friday, July 14, 2006

In each of these 5 images there is a different fountain. The fountain in the above photo(way in the background) is mostly hidden behind this guard at Arlington National Cemetery(in Arlington, Virginia) after the Changing of the Guard. Although a fountain is what ties all these images together, I don't believe the fountain has any important significance here(as far as impact). The guard, on the other hand, commands all of our attention & respect in this image.
The fountain at the National World War II Memorial.
The Bartholdi Fountain in Bartholdi Park. When either walking casually on a sunny day or hurrying huddled under an umbrella in the rain trying to escape some crazy taxi cab drivers past this area(yes, I did both, but that's another story), one cannot imagine how wonderful it actually is. This place appears quite small & only holding various shades of green, when in fact it is spacious & full of beautiful colors & sights.
The United States Capitol & its fountain(the top of it at least). I'll post closer photos of this fountain in the future.A bird flying off the top of the fountain in the small but totally gorgeous Mary Livingston Ripley Garden(after a few horrid hours of searching for the exact name, because stupid me didn't just take a photo of the entrance sign). And sorry for any's 5:25a.m., don't be expecting too much perfection on my part.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


A young boy I photographed, with permission, at one of the outdoor(but enclosed) areas of the United States Botanic Garden. Photograph as I may, I could not get him to keep a smile long enough for me to capture it. :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Washington D.C.

I've been trying to post exactly 12 photos for some time, but blogger still won't allow me to, so I've chosen 3 for now. It's quite hard to chose 12, let alone 3 out of the 5,200 photos I took on vacation. I've also been having some computer troubles, which seem to be fixed for the moment. For our vacation, we flew to Washington D.C. & stayed for almost 2 weeks. Even though we weren't able to go see the National Archives Building(due to flooding) or able to take our trip(which we cancelled) to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to watch Civil War reenactments(because my brother was very ill on the 10th-11th days), we did have an overall amazing time, were able to visit many places and experience a whole lot!

In the above 2 photos you can see the Washington Monument. The first photo was taken with its reflection in a pool of water at the World War II Memorial. The second photo was taken with the 4th of July fireworks behind it at a completely different location. In the last photo, a local college guy was dressed as Uncle Sam for the parade on July the 4th. Before I took this photo of him, my dad had taken a photo of us together. :)

Sunday, July 09, 2006

DeliciousFor Rauf, who so sweetly asked me to post this. :) Above is the original image which won the photo contest. As far as I can remember, I don't believe I've posted this photo before. Below is a scan of the image in the newspaper & you can see how the photographer turned the photo at a different angle, which I actually like better. I had simply titled this image, Delicious, but my mom, who couldn't remember & didn't want me to know she had entered the 5 photos, titled it, Cool & Refreshing. & yes, I blurred out my last name & the name of the newspaper.