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The sun shines overhead on a ice covered, frozen Potomac River

Winter in DC

Whatever you call it – bombogenesis, nor’easter, or winter storm Grayson – one thing is for sure. It’s cold! While we get our fair share of winter storms from time to time, winter in DC isn’t quite known for the inches of snow left behind. More often than not it’s the deep freezes we find ourselves in. And these past two weeks of below freezing temperatures throughout the area sure has left the city entirely frozen!

Antares rocket standing on the launch pad, ready for liftoff, as sun breaks on the horizon

Orbital ATK OA-8 Launch

A successful launch, after scrubbing on the first attempt, of the Orbital ATK OA-8 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS)!

Full totality of the sun as the moons passes in front during a total solar eclipse

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The final countdown started. The sky grew darker in every direction. 10, 9, 8… Look, there’s Venus! 7, 6, 5… Glasses off, glasses off! 4, 3, 2… Woah, look at that diamond ring! 1. For over a year, I had planned for the 2017 total solar eclipse. However, at the moment of totality, I realized I hadn’t prepared at all. Not for this.

Dozens of orange and yellow tulips in bloom

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Happy May! As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Plus it also brings you a new photo of wildflowers in bloom!

Hundreds of demonstrators march in front of the United States Capitol with signs in support of science held high

DC March for Science

Not long after President Trump took office, references to climate change seemed to disappear from the White House website. An off-the-cuff comment quickly appeared on Reddit, “There needs to be a Scientists’ March on Washington.” A Facebook event was soon created and three months later an idea grew into a global rally for science. On Earth Day, science supporters converged for the DC March for Science along with over 600 satellite marches.

Sunset over the sandy beaches at Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island Adventures

It’s spring break weekend! So, what else would a DC-area photographer do except camp at a national seashore with photographers from DC Focused? Roughly 37 miles long, Assateague Island runs along the eastern shore of the Delmarva Peninsula and consists of two sections. Assateague Island National Seashore, run by the National Park Service, in Maryland and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. While many were spending their Easter weekend in Ocean City just five miles to the north, the beaches at Assateague were practically desolate.