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The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels

Tweet For the first time in almost 30 years, The Blue Angels came to Lynchburg and put on quite a show. I was eight years old the first time they came and, by sheer happenstance, I caught sight of their diamond formation in the sky miles from our yard. I remember cheering when I saw […]


April Visit to Williamsburg

April Visit to Williamsburg

Tweet View full gallery of 177 images I had meant to write this earlier since I put the photos online a week or two ago… but life has this way of getting busy without warning. 🙁 One of my favorite places in the world is Williamsburg, Va and I’ve posted photos from it off and […]


Three Days of Spring at The Greenbrier

Three Days of Spring at The Greenbrier

Tweet Tweet Tweet See full gallery of 81 photos I wanted to create a quick post here to linking to some photos I took this past week during a three day, two night stay at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. One of many ballrooms First off, let me say that the place is amazing. […]


New Orleans: Way Beyond Bourbon Street

New Orleans: Way Beyond Bourbon Street

Tweet View the New Orleans Photo Galleries I had the wonderful opportunity to spend much of last week in New Orleans. I attended a NITLE Summit in partnership with Meraki, the makers of our kick-ass 802.11n WiFi system here at SBC. I was there specifically to discuss our deployment with other colleges and universities. Beyond […]


The Inauguration of Barack Obama

The Inauguration of Barack Obama

Tweet view the full photo gallery A couple of weeks ago, I got a surprise call from Senator Webb’s office asking if I wished to attend Obama’s inauguration in Washington, DC. Are you kidding!? I’d barely hung up the phone before I was renting lenses and starting to plan the trip. Within the next hour, […]


Rally in the Valley – Obama in Roanoke, Va

Rally in the Valley - Obama in Roanoke, Va

Tweet Tweet Tweet view the full photo gallery <a href="http://halfpress .com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/20081017-_MG_5977.jpg”> I had the opportunity to photograph Sen. Barack Obama’s rally in Roanoke, Va. It’s the first shoot I’ve done for the Democratic Party of Virginia since 2006. I did a great deal of political event photography for the DPVA in 2004, specifically the DNC […]


The Wedding of Shawn & Matt

The Wedding of Shawn & Matt

Tweet Visit the full photo gallery This past weekend, Elisabeth, Anne Richards, John Jaffe and I attended the weekend-long wedding of our dear friends, Shawn Brenneman and Matt Labarge. I’m pretty pissed off with use of the word “event” these days. We have weather events. Television events. All kinds of “world premiere events”. Crap. All […]


Photos from Newport Trip

Photos from Newport Trip

Tweet View the full photo gallery I’ve finally had a chance to put up a set of images from our trip to Newport, RI. We spent four days there starting June 7th and thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating island. For those not familiar, Newport was the turn of the century summering location of the American “aristocracy”. […]


The Weeping Beech of Chateau-sur-Mer

The Weeping Beech of Chateau-sur-Mer

Tweet I’m planning to put together a full gallery, including some HDRs, but wanted to go ahead and post this 360 VR that I made during our trip to Newport, Rhode Island. I’ll save a more extensive write-up on Newport for the full gallery entry, but I will take a moment here to say that […]


Williamsburg & Jamestown

Williamsburg & Jamestown

Tweet View the full photo slideshow Williamsburg is one of my favorite places in the world, so I love any chance I get to do even a couple of hours of photography there (see: anniversary / pre-inauguration / inauguration). This past weekend, I traveled with my Dad and Aunt for two days in the Historic […]


Lantern Bearing

Lantern Bearing

Tweet Tweet Tweet <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-180" title="_MG_2428" src="http://halfpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/MG_2428-150×150 .jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ srcset=”http://halfpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/MG_2428-150×150.jpg 150w, http://halfpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/MG_2428-310×310.jpg 310w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px” /> View the full photo gallery In the eleven years I’ve worked at SBC, I’ve never witnessed a Lantern Bearing but have always been fascinated with the concept. From a photography standpoint, I’ve always […]


New VR Panos and Related News

New VR Panos and Related News

Tweet Brian Greenstone of Pangea Software dropped me a note just a bit ago saying that he’d just finished making the first Universal Binary of his PangeaVR plug-in. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this since I’ve not been able to use it effectively on my Intel-based MacBook Pro. PangeaVR is a panoramic VR viewer for QTVR […]


Blue Ridge Parkway – Panoramic VR

Blue Ridge Parkway - Panoramic VR

Tweet I decided to spend some time driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday. I got on it at the intersection with Route 60 and drove south to the Peaks of Otter where I had a light dinner. I then drove back north again past Route 60 to the intersection with Route 56 (an […]


Nobody relaxes like a cat…

Nobody relaxes like a cat...

Tweet My wife summoned me from my desk yesterday afternoon with that impish sparkle in her eye that says “you need to come here… the cat’s up to something again”. It was a beautiful day and we had opened all the windows in the house some hours earlier. This, of course, means the cat starts […]


Photo Slideshow: Inauguration of Gov. Tim Kaine

Photo Slideshow: Inauguration of Gov. Tim Kaine

Tweet NOTE: This post is included for historical reasons. The galleries have been relocated to Zenfolio (and linked below) I don’t usually mix the photos between halfpress and my other blog, Documenting Democracy, but I’ve been experimenting with a fantastic new flash-based slideshow tool and decided to use my most recent set of photos from […]


Virginia Safari Park

Virginia Safari Park

Tweet View the full photo gallery Elisabeth and I spent Saturday and part of Sunday in the Shenandoah Valley with an overnight at Skyland Resort. Skyland and Big Meadows are my two favorite places to visit and stay along Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Forest. If you’ve not been to either, I highly recommend […]


2005 Oak Ridge Steeplechase

2005 Oak Ridge Steeplechase

Tweet View the full photo gallery Last year I photographed the 2004 Oak Ridge Steeplechase for fun. A number of my photos got used in various places ranging from a Nelson County tourism magazine to serving as the model for a painting that was auctioned at this year’s steeplechase fundraising gala. This year I was […]


Agecroft Hall – Richmond, Va

Agecroft Hall - Richmond, Va

Tweet Visit the full photo gallery Elisabeth and I are getting away for two days to celebrate our “French” anniversary (we had two ceremonies in two countries, so we technically celebrate two anniversary dates each September… one planned by each of us). We headed to Richmond for the night and have been playing it by […]


Archive: Misty Moisty Morning – October 2004

Archive: Misty Moisty Morning - October 2004

Tweet I woke up to this fascinating fog one October morning last year and the first two lines of this nursery rhyme kept going through my head as I ran around the yard with the camera.ceoec.ru My Mom used to read me this rhyme from a Mother Goose book when I was a child and […]


Archive: Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian Air & Space Visit

Archive: Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian Air & Space Visit

Tweet View full photo gallery I’m finally getting around to putting some of my older galleries of images into the archive here on halfpress. These are some shots I took earlier this year during a few brief hours at the new Udvar-Hazy facility, the latest addition to Smithsonian’s Air & Space exhibits. This is really […]


The Sad Passing of the Fletcher Oak

The Sad Passing of the Fletcher Oak

Tweet View the full photo gallery Today was a gray, rainy, humid and rather sad day at Sweet Briar College. The 200+ year old Fletcher Oak gave up the ghost this morning and toppled across the college’s main road. We’re all thankful that nobody happened to be walking or driving nearby at that particular moment. […]


Archive: Steeplechase at Oak Ridge – October, 2004

Archive: Steeplechase at Oak Ridge - October, 2004

Tweet Tweet Tweet View the full photo gallery Another collection from last year that I wanted to get into the archives here on the blog: These were shot with my last digital SLR (Canon 300D) on a slightly cold and misty day. I’m looking forward to shooting this again this coming fall. As much as […]


Archive: Wedding Travels – France – September, 2003

Archive: Wedding Travels - France - September, 2003

Tweet There is so much to write about this selection of photos… I guess I’ll have to come back to it in the future. For the meantime, though, I wanted to get the gallery re-written to the new blog format and into the random image pool.Профессиональная видеостудия These were taken with my older Canon PowerShot […]


Archive: Williamsburg – September 2004

Archive: Williamsburg - September 2004

Tweet Tweet <a href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="vertical" data-url="http://halfpress .com/2005/08/01/archive-williamsburg-september-2004/”>Tweet View the full photo gallery This is a selection of shots I took in Williamsburg last September while taking a couple of days away for our first anniversary. I’m just populating the galleries right now with older images while I finish the site build-out. Hope you enjoy […]