One of my favorite photos from my recent trip to Tucson Arizona is from before I even arrived there. The picture above captures an amazing landscape I spotted somewhere in Arizona on our descent into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The photo is more compelling for it’s beautiful color, which is not a post-processing effect or intentional addition. It is the circular polarizing filter on my lens interacting in an unexpected way with the coatings on the plane’s window.
So much of modern photography happens in digital post-processing, where you can apply any number of effects, undo as many times as you like, and experiment endlessly without damaging the original photograph. All of that would have been impossible or prohibitively expensive in the days of film and darkroom photography. Taking advantage of today’s advanced tools is a natural progression of the art but it also feels like a perversion of the old technique. It’s nice whenever you can discover a natural effect, even if by accident, that allows a beautiful photo like this one to be produced with minimal digital manipulation.
I’ve been posting a lot of photos from DC lately, so here’s an older photo from somewhere completely different. I took this in Rockport, Massachusetts back in August, 2011. I have to say that it’s a little crazy to look back at early photos now and see how much my composition and technique has changed. This one I’d probably leave alone though. It’s one of those photos that makes you appreciate the fact that we have color photography these days!
President Obama is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard this week, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite photos from when I visited Martha’s Vineyard late last summer. We caught a ferry back from the island at sunset and as we sped across the sound I captured this shot of two fishing boats basking in the final golden rays of sunlight.
I am a millennial proudly living and working in our nation's capital.
I'm passionate about politics and technology and have extensive skills in social media, graphic design, web design, video and photography. I'm driven to use these talents to effect political change and improve our world.
Outside of work I'm a news junkie and enjoy taking my camera out to photograph the beautiful Washington, DC area.