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2019.03.28 Girls Soccer: Tuscarora @ John Champe
03/29/2019
2019.03.28 Girls Soccer: Tuscarora @ John Champe

2019.03.28 Girls Soccer: Tuscarora @ John Champe

Aldi, VA (March 28, 2019) - Early season matches are a chance for teams to get organized and prepare for the grind of the new season. With just two or three games completed for each team, this matchup between the John Champe Knights and the Tuscarora Huskies would measure where each team is now whil...

2019.02.22 Girls Basketball: Millbrook @ Loudoun Valley
02/23/2019
2019.02.22 Girls Basketball: Millbrook @ Loudoun Valley

2019.02.22 Girls Basketball: Millbrook @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (February 22, 2019) - When you get to the regional championship it's often hard to gauge the matchup. Common opponents had been dispatched by both teams so that wasn't much of an indicator. And each team had a stellar regular season, cruised through the district tournament, and fair...

2019.02.22 Boys Basketball: Riverside @ Loudoun Valley
02/23/2019
2019.02.22 Boys Basketball: Riverside @ Loudoun Valley

2019.02.22 Boys Basketball: Riverside @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (February 22, 2019) - They say it's hard to beat a team three times in one season, and that adage would be put to the test in this Region 4C Boys basketball championship. Back in January, in back to back games, the home-standing Loudoun Valley Vikings had beaten the visiting Riversi...

2019.02.13 Boys Basketball: Riverside @ Woodgrove
02/14/2019
2019.02.13 Boys Basketball: Riverside @ Woodgrove

2019.02.13 Boys Basketball: Riverside @ Woodgrove

Purcellville, VA (February 13, 2019) - Just moments into this Dulles District semifinal match between the Woodgrove Wolverines and the Riverside Rams, Woodgrove's Zach Johnson dove on the floor to knock a loose ball up to a teammate who easily scored. Leaving a tooth on the court, the gritty senior....

2019.02.13 Girls Basketball: Riverside @ Woodgrove
02/14/2019
2019.02.13 Girls Basketball: Riverside @ Woodgrove

2019.02.13 Girls Basketball: Riverside @ Woodgrove

Purcellville, VA (February 13, 2019) - The stands filled up early for the first of two Dulles District semifinal basketball matchups. In both the boys and girls divisions, the Woodgrove Wolverines were seeded second and the visiting Riverside Rams were seeded third.

2019.02.11 Boys Basketball: Heritage @ Riverside
02/12/2019
2019.02.11 Boys Basketball: Heritage @ Riverside

2019.02.11 Boys Basketball: Heritage @ Riverside

Lansdowne, VA (February 11, 2019) - Entering the first round of the 2019 Dulles District playoffs, the third-seeded Riverside Rams sported an excellent overall record at 16-6. Their opponent, the sixth-seeded Heritage Pride, had a much more modest record at 10-12.

2019.02.11 Girls Basketball: Loudoun County @ Riverside
02/12/2019
2019.02.11 Girls Basketball: Loudoun County @ Riverside

2019.02.11 Girls Basketball: Loudoun County @ Riverside

Lansdowne, VA (February 11, 2019) - What a night for the Riverside Rams. For the first time ever they would host not one, but two Dulles District playoff games. Both the boys and the girls teams had earned the third seed and the right to play the sixth seed.

2019.02.06 Boys Basketball: Millbrook @ Potomac Falls
02/07/2019
2019.02.06 Boys Basketball: Millbrook @ Potomac Falls

2019.02.06 Boys Basketball: Millbrook @ Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls, VA (February 5, 2019) – When you're on the verge of an undefeated season you may not realize just how special is the accomplishment. No matter how long you play, it just doesn't happen very often. You have to appreciate it because it may never happen again.

2019.02.05 Boys Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Woodgrove
02/06/2019
2019.02.05 Boys Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Woodgrove

2019.02.05 Boys Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Woodgrove

Purcellville, VA (February 5, 2019) – The gym was already packed following an exciting girls varsity basketball game. And the nightcap had a similar buildup with the Loudoun Valley Vikings boys team holding a slim lead in the Dulles District over cross-town rival, the Woodgrove Wolverines.

2019.02.05 Girls Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Woodgrove
02/06/2019
2019.02.05 Girls Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Woodgrove

2019.02.05 Girls Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Woodgrove

Purcellville, VA (February 5, 2019) – At 18-2 overall and 11-0 in the Dulles District, the visiting Loudoun Valley Vikings had already clinched the top seed in the post-season tournament. But the Woodgrove Wolverines, having an excellent season as well, were on a mission to establish a high seed o...

2018.02.04 Boys Basketball: Woodgrove @ Riverside
02/05/2019
2018.02.04 Boys Basketball: Woodgrove @ Riverside

2018.02.04 Boys Basketball: Woodgrove @ Riverside

Lansdowne VA (February 4, 2019) – There is just a week left in the regular season, and boys basketball playoff seeding in the Dulles District is still unclear. The Loudoun Valley Vikings are in the driver's seat, but the Woodgrove Wolverines and the Riverside Rams are battling for high seeds as we...

2019.01.28 Boys Basketball: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls
01/29/2019
2019.01.28 Boys Basketball: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls

2019.01.28 Boys Basketball: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls, VA (January 28, 2019) – With just a few games left in the season one thing is clear: The team to beat is Potomac Falls. At 16-0 entering this contest, their post-season top seed is a…

Don't take your DSLR underwater without specialized equipment, but if you can offord the equipment, wow!
01/20/2019
See some of the winning photos in the Ocean Art 2018 Underwater Photography Competition

Don't take your DSLR underwater without specialized equipment, but if you can offord the equipment, wow!

The 7th annual competition, one of the most prestigious nature photo contests organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, attracted a high caliber of photos from waters around the world and showcases the best underwater photographs of the year.

2019.01.15 Girls Basketball: Freedom @ Rock Ridge
01/16/2019
2019.01.15 Girls Basketball: Freedom @ Rock Ridge

2019.01.15 Girls Basketball: Freedom @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (January 15, 2019) – Intensity is defined as an extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling. It’s what the Freedom Eagles have demonstrated in abundance all season, and …

2019.01.11 Girls Basketball: Freedom @ Broad Run
01/12/2019
2019.01.11 Girls Basketball: Freedom @ Broad Run

2019.01.11 Girls Basketball: Freedom @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (January 11, 2019) – Sporting an unblemished, 12-0, record the Freedom Eagles were on an absolute roll. The home-standing Broad Run Spartans, on the other hand, were in the midst of a m…

2019.01.04 Boys Basketball: Potomac Falls @ Stone Bridge
01/05/2019
2019.01.04 Boys Basketball: Potomac Falls @ Stone Bridge

2019.01.04 Boys Basketball: Potomac Falls @ Stone Bridge

Ashburn, VA (January 4, 2019) – At 9-0 coming into this game, the Potomac Falls Panthers were the cream of the crop of Loudoun County boys basketball. Their host, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs, at 4-7,…

Join me for the New Year's edition of my favorite workshop!
12/27/2018
2019.01 Coffee & Camera - Photography Fundamentals

Join me for the New Year's edition of my favorite workshop!

Do you have a camera that you want to learn how to use better? Do you want to understand key aspects of your camera so that you can more easily capture beautiful images of your family and your world? If so, and just in time for the holiday season, I have an opportunity for you. Join me for a uniqu...

Photography provides us with the way to tell stories of great days, great events, great times. And great men.
12/05/2018
How AP photographed George H.W. Bush lying in state

Photography provides us with the way to tell stories of great days, great events, great times. And great men.

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a striking perspective of a powerful moment: the arrival of the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, surrounded

The last bit of fall color made the perfect backdrop for this amazing family
11/19/2018

The last bit of fall color made the perfect backdrop for this amazing family

2018.11.16 Volleyball: Grafton v Loudoun County, 4A State Championship
11/19/2018
2018.11.16 Volleyball: Grafton v Loudoun County, 4A State Championship

2018.11.16 Volleyball: Grafton v Loudoun County, 4A State Championship

Williamsburg, VA (November 16, 2018) – On paper, and as they warmed up prior to the playing of this championship, it was difficult to tell these two teams apart. Both were 27-1 coming into the matc…

One of the all time great portrait photographers with the cast of a great show. You can see the results if you watch the...
11/02/2018
See This Is Us Season 3's Beautiful New Photos

One of the all time great portrait photographers with the cast of a great show. You can see the results if you watch the show and don't look away when they go to commercial breaks.

This is the first time Annie Leibovitz show a TV cast since The Sopranos.

2018.11.01 Cross Country: VHSL Region 5C Championships
11/02/2018
2018.11.01 Cross Country: VHSL Region 5C Championships

2018.11.01 Cross Country: VHSL Region 5C Championships

Ashburn, VA (November 1, 2018) – With spots in the state championships on the line, the VHSL Region 5C teams from Loudoun County were out in full force on an unseasonably warm November day. Anyone …

2018.11.01 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls, Region 5C Final
11/02/2018
2018.11.01 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls, Region 5C Final

2018.11.01 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls, Region 5C Final

Potomac Falls, VA (November 1, 2018) – Although the Potomac Falls Panthers owned the top seed in the Region 5C tournament, winning the thing was not going to be an easy matter. In the regular seaso…

2018.10.31 Cross Country: VHSL Region 4C Championships
11/01/2018
2018.10.31 Cross Country: VHSL Region 4C Championships

2018.10.31 Cross Country: VHSL Region 4C Championships

Leesburg, VA (October 31, 2018) – You could see it on their faces. As runners rounded the final turn for home their countenances were unusually strained. Why? Well, of course, some of them were bat…

I'm conducting a new iteration of my Introduction to DSLR photography course beginning Monday, November 5. The class is ...
10/09/2018
2018.11 Coffee & Camera - Photography Fundamentals

I'm conducting a new iteration of my Introduction to DSLR photography course beginning Monday, November 5. The class is limited to six participants so everyone can get lots of feedback and ask lots of questions. Sign up soon. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa4ae2ba1fa7-201807

Do you have a camera that you want to learn how to use better? Do you want to understand key aspects of your camera so that you can more easily capture beautiful images of your family and your world? If so, and just in time for the holiday season, I have an opportunity for you. Join me for a uniqu...

Congratulations, Sarah and Matt
10/09/2018

Congratulations, Sarah and Matt

The featured photographer, known as Yoriyas, finds amazing perspectives in a place he knows so well and sees every day.
09/18/2018
Perspective | Voices of African Photography: Dancing with Casablanca’s light

The featured photographer, known as Yoriyas, finds amazing perspectives in a place he knows so well and sees every day.

Voices of African Photography is a 10-part series presented in partnership with Everyday Africa and the African Photojournalism Database to highlight the work of 10 African photographers

2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Riverside
09/18/2018
2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Riverside

2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Riverside

Ashburn, VA (September 17, 2018) – Coming off a tough loss to Heritage, their Stone Bridge Bulldogs got a lucky break when the matchup with the Riverside Rams was moved to Bulldog Stadium due to th…

2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Freedom
09/18/2018
2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Freedom

2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Freedom

Ashburn, VA (September 17, 2018) – As the season begins to move past the opening few weeks, teams are starting to find their identities. The look that the Heritage Pride has found is that of a dyna…

2018.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Stone Bridge
09/13/2018
2018.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Stone Bridge

2018.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Stone Bridge

Ashburn, VA (September 12, 2018) – On paper, their wasn’t much difference between the Heritage Pride (5-0) and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs (4-0). Both teams sported prolific offenses with the P…

2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Briar Woods
09/12/2018
2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Briar Woods

2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Briar Woods

Potomac Falls, VA (September 11, 2018) – The Briar Woods Falcons and Heritage Pride entered this misty evening match with one loss between them so far this season. The only blemish was a Falcons lo…

2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls
09/12/2018
2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls, VA (September 11, 2018) – It’s always a good match when cross-town rivals meet, and that goes for games between the Dominion Titans and the Potomac Falls Panthers. Both teams h…

08.30.18 Volleyball: Stone Bridge @ Loudoun County
08/31/2018
08.30.18 Volleyball: Stone Bridge @ Loudoun County

08.30.18 Volleyball: Stone Bridge @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (August 30, 2018) – Early in a season, it’s hard to tell which teams are ready for competing at the top level. Even so, it was pretty evident that the visiting Stone Bridge Bulld…

08.27.18 Volleyball: Millbrook @ Rock Ridge
08/28/2018
08.27.18 Volleyball: Millbrook @ Rock Ridge

08.27.18 Volleyball: Millbrook @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (August 27, 2018) – Early in a new season, most teams want to play against a lesser opponent so they can build some momentum for the games ahead. Up against Millbrook, a VHSL 4A semi-fi…

08.24.18 Football: Riverside @ Rock Ridge
08/25/2018
08.24.18 Football: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

08.24.18 Football: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (August 24, 2018) – Normally, the opening game of the season is played in sweltering late-August conditions. But a break in the weather meant that the visiting Riverside Rams were playi…

I spent some time this summer developing photography and Photoshop skills that would enable me to do this kind of work. ...
08/24/2018

I spent some time this summer developing photography and Photoshop skills that would enable me to do this kind of work. Many thanks to the Rock Ridge seniors who posed on a hot summer morning. I hope to do more.

08.22.18 Field Hockey: Park View @ Rock Ridge
08/23/2018
08.22.18 Field Hockey: Park View @ Rock Ridge

08.22.18 Field Hockey: Park View @ Rock Ridge

Aldie, VA (August 22, 2018) – In the second game of a double-header at John Champe High School, the Rock Ridge Phoenix hosted the Park View Patriots. It would be a good chance for both teams to se…

08.22.18 Field Hockey: Heritage @ John Champe
08/23/2018
08.22.18 Field Hockey: Heritage @ John Champe

08.22.18 Field Hockey: Heritage @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (August 22, 2018) – The last day of summer, literally, brought a slight touch of cooler weather to the first game of a field hockey double-header. And it was the John Champe Knights hosti…

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