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This is something I don’t think I have ever done – taken credit for a photo I took for work.

As many of you know, I work at a motorcycle dealership, an industry that I’ve been in for coming up on 9 years. Part of my job at the moment is marketing for the dealership, which gives me the opportunity to put my skills as a photographer to use.

One of the cool things that happens at a dealership, especially a larger dealership, is being visited by a Demo Truck loaded with new machines for both customers and employees to ride and experience. So when I pulled in to the parking lot this morning with a beautiful big blue semi parked in front of the store, I recognized that it would be a perfect opportunity to use my wide angle zoom lens. This is a non-standard crop to suit the subject.

EXIF: ISO 200 32mm f/8.0 1/160


Yamaha Demo Truck at Coleman PowerSports, Woodbridge

This evening I chose a subject that was actually out of reasonable range for either end of the focal length of the 17-40mm lens, but I did it for a reason. Both shots were taken from the same spot, with a left of center focus point on the blonde horse left of center. Both were treated to the same Lightroom corrections, including the crop from the center.

This is Cherokee Winds Farm, nestled between Buckhall Road and Prince William Parkway, not a mile from the City of Manassas. I saw critters running and playing, so my impression is that they at least are still being well cared for.

#onemonthonelens #burbscape

EXIF: ISO 640 @17&40mm, f:/11 1/60 sec.

Cherokee Winds Farm @17mm
Cherokee Winds Farm @40mm

Prince William County suffered the loss of 23 residents in the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11. I drive by our 9/11 Memorial several times a week, and today the weather reflected the somber nature of the place, so I stopped by on the way home and took one photograph.

Cropped to 16:9. #onemonthonelens #burbscape #neverforget911

EXIF: ISO 400 @ 17mm f/8.0 1/4 sec.

Prince William County 9/11 Memorial

Yes, that is an entire circus tent in this shot, and I am only standing about 50 feet away from the little entry tent on the left. Circus Vazquez at Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, VA, taken on my way to work this morning. I cropped it from the native 3:2 aspect ratio to 16:9, which enhances the broad nature of the image. #onemonthonelens #burbscape

Circus Vasquez

EXIF: ISO 100 @ 17mm, f/4.0 1/1250 sec.