Showing you the things you missed.

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I’ve been waiting for the right time for this shot for a while now, and tonight, the sky was right.

This steel came from the World Trade Center in 2011, and a couple of years later, this monument was unveiled in a ceremony commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001. I’m not going to go any deeper than that, but I am glad I waited to get the right shot.

EXIF: ISO 400 20mm f/4.0 1/50

WTC Steel at PWC

Falls Church, VA was a magical place to me when I was a kid; Grandma & Pappy lived there. Now I work in Falls Church, at least some of the time, at a motorcycle dealership located fewer than 4 miles from that green house on Marthas Lane.

I’ve seen this monument on the way home many times, and suspected it was for 9/11, but never stopped until this morning. It’s a pretty little place, tucked into the corner at National Memorial Park, and well shaded by maple trees. They remind me of the ones in front of Grandma & Pappy’s house. Across the street is a Safeway store that I remember going into with Grandma, and Grandma & Pappy lie in rest just a few hundred yards away. It might be my new favorite spot in the area, and I plan to visit from time to time.

EXIF: ISO 400 17mm f/6.3 1/125

9/11 Monument at National Memorial Park

I got kind of busy today, wrapped up working on the web site, some print options, and other things. As the day wound down I decided I better do something if I was going to get a shot in today. So I threw my bag and a tripod on the bike, and headed to Manassas Regional Airport.

I got lucky with the colors as the sun set.

I spent a some time at this airport when I was very young, my Dad worked for Colgan Airways. This was taken right next to the “new” terminal, on the opposite side of the airport from where Dad worked. I still like to get out there once in a while, you never know what interesting things you may find.

#onemonthonelens #burbscape

EXIF: ISO 400 17mm f/8.0 1/250

Love a Sunset at the Airport.

Today I took a maintenance day. I’ve managed to do a lot with the web site over the last couple of weeks, and I am enjoying the “One Month One Lens Challenge” I presented myself. I am learning a lot along the way. But there are things I haven’t been able to get to.

I have had a couple of people ask about buying prints, and I have a high end printer, but as I was looking into the logistics I decided it would be smarter for me to use a print-on-demand service.

So I did some research, read a lot of reviews, and I believe I have found one that will deliver quality product in a timely manner. I’ve uploaded a few photos that can be purchased as various types of prints, posters, and puzzles. but no tote bags or phone cases!

Check it out here.

I’ll be working on linking directly here at my site – their navigation system isn’t very loyal!