Union Station (Washington, D.C.)

I have always appreciated black and white photographs. Works of art by Ansel Adams and minimalist photographers invoke varying emotions. Of course, I love classic photographs of Hollywood starlets such as Marilyn Monroe.

I am an engineer and I have been pursuing artistic forms of expression such as writing and more recently photography. I caught the photography bug in 1989. Armed with my Nikon FM2 I served the U.S. Navy for eight years. I traveled extensively and photographed as much as I could.

However, when I left the Navy in 1996 I lost interest in photography. I started a new career and I just didn’t have the passion anymore. Last year, I purchased a digital camera and a scanner. I began creating digital copies of my old photographs and capturing new ones.

Last week, I purchased another camera: a Canon EOS 60D. I think you could say that I’ve caught the bug again. These creative endeavors provide relief from the day-to-day grind of my regular job.

The technology is amazing. When it comes to post-processing color photographs, however, I am a bit challenged because I am color blind. Therefore, I began exploring the world of black and white photography. This world of shape, form, tone, and textures has beenΒ exciting.

I wanted to share some photographs I captured over the last few months.

Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station in Washington, D.C.

Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C.

Close-up (Macro)

Close-up 2

Korean War Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)

FDR Memorial