Facing Reality, Even on a Sunny Sunday

“Americans have long had an unswerving belief that technology will save us — it is the cavalry coming over the hill, just as we are about to lose the battle. And yet, as Americans watched scientists struggle to plug the undersea well over the past month, it became apparent that our great belief in technology was perhaps misplaced.” (NYTimes)

On a Sunday morning in a Washington, DC isolated from so many of the externalities that it itself creates, melancholy words of an imperfect world show the power and importance of journalism.

Eastern Market, Sunday

Discovering the virtues of manipulating one’s Depth of Field, the espresso becomes the sole obsession of the photograph, the background rendered inconsequential. Contrast this with, of course, a perspective whose view of what lies  behind is as clear as that of the object of focus, begging the question what really is the subject?

New Camera, Old City

The figs making their first showing here in Northwest Washington, DC.

These are the first pictures with a new DSLR camera – I can’t wait until I figure this thing out!