I’v been trying to develop some lower priced products for the retail market. The Cherry Blossom Book is pre-sold for next Spring. Hoping to repeat that success, I am now working to develop a second Mini book of thirty postcards. It will have the same linen cover and I am writing the introduction (currently in Latin) as we speak
In another of my “thirty- year” projects, I am publishing a “mini book” of Cherry Blossom images. Like every DC based photographer, the Blossoms are a rit
The Disabled American Veterans Memorial
The new Smithsonian African American Museum-Eighteen more pages on the WWII Memorial
Ten Pages on the Korean Memorail
In case you weren’t at the Summit, I have posted my latest edition of HERDING CATS Vers. 3.0 on my website. If you are leading a group to the Memorial this year, I think it’s a valuable guide. I have provided a number of examples for reference. The Honor Flight Network Summit was spectacular with over three hundred of my favorite
WHERE MAGAZINE produces the annual “Where Guestbook” which is distributed throughout DC hotels, businesses and destinations. I am delighted to have the opening ten pages in the book and the final page. Editor Jean Lawlor Cohen and Art Director Teri Samuels are responsible for the selection and design of the article. Jean and I have discussed this for several years and so I am extremely happy that it came to fruition in such a beautiful piece.
As we coast to the end of the Honor Flight Flying Season, I’ve already talked to several people who have made reservations for the Summit. Obviously, we can’t get enough Honor Flight! I photographed over one hundred Honor Flight hubs at the Memorial this year.
We took down the show at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial yesterday and as we strolled out, I looked back and realized what an amazing opportunity it had been to show my work in such a gorgeous well-lit space in the middle of ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.
BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!”The Fall Flying Season is on and Honor Flight Hubs are arriving almost daily. There are over 136 hubs spread across 42 states. They all fly several times a year. I try to stop by as often as possible as it remains an exciting and ultimately life-changing experience.
For Honor Fights., this is a reminder that there are “just enough” WWII MEMMORIAL: JEWEL OF THE MALL books to cover the flying season Normally deliveries take five to seven days. As always, please get as much information as you can for hotel deliveries…. and please ignore me when I get cranky about hotels! Books come in cases of twenty and samples are available. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A rare view of the Independence Day fireworks from the roof of the Lincoln Memoiral. The image is featured in DC PHOTO BOOK: An Insider’s View. The National Mall is an amazing place and I hope you will take a few moments to visit the Women’s Memorial where my images from WWII Memorial: Jewel of the Mall are featured. For […]
During that week, Boeing printed and distributed 1.6 million posters of one of my night images and the Washington Post ran 39 pages on the WWII Memorial. A productive time but no one I believe thought that the WWII Memorial would become the most popular attraction on the Washington Mall drawing 4.5-5 million people a year. Too bad they don’t have a bookstore, eh?
Thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service and the Trust for the Mall, the Washington Monument has been restored and today reopens to the public. which started lining up at midnight. It was a nice night to spend under the stars! The constant decay, redesign and restoration of our National Mall keeps me busy.
The Infrared camera is an interesting little device. I don’t know if I will use it frequently but it’s nice to have some variations on a theme. I believe peak bloom will be Saturday and Sunday around the Tidal Basin while some areas like Arlington Cemetery have already begun You can see more of these images at the PHOTO LIBRARY.
After much waiting and testing and waiting, Spring has arrived in Washington and the first real bloom began to show today. I believe peak will be Saturday and Sunday around the Tidal Basin while some areas like Arlington Cemetery have already begun and it’s time to get over there and make some pictures. You can see more of these images at the PHOTO LIBRARY.
“A Celebration of the Life of Don Heilemann at the D.C. War Memorial with lunch to follow. For more information and RSVP contact Tammy Hielemann. Don Heilemann, a former WHNPA member, was the “go to” guy at the National Park Service. Don helped WHNPA members for many years and was a good friend-a life well worth celebrating”.
I took this photograph this morning as I dropped Jeff Miller co-founder of Honor Flight at the Lincoln Memorial. He’s here to help with a group of 450 Korean War veterans from Nevada. And Senator Dole has been sighted at the WWII Memorial so the SEASON IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY!
Spring is fast approaching but not even spies know when the Cherry Blossoms will appear. They are however in my DC PHOTO BOOK and I will be signing copies at the International Spy Museum on March 22nd and 23rd in anticipation of this annual rite of Spring. Posters on the front of the Museum will be advertising the event and I am delighted to be represented by this world class facility.
The Honor Flight Summit was well-attended with a record 215 hub directors, volunteers and speakers. It was quite an event kicked off with a Friday reception which included everything from swing dancers to information stations where Friends of the WWII Memorial, Women in Military Service to America and vendors
WIMSA (WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE TO AMERICA) is probably the best-kept secret in Washington, DC. It is is one of the more significant yet invisible architectural triumphs in DC. It is so in perfectly attuned to the cemetery’s overall facade that it goes unnoticed. The interior of the Memorial has sweeping forty foot ceilings half of which are skylights which blow vast amounts of light into the interior, so much so that I am constantly surprised that the prints show no sign of fading
I will not be reprinting books this year and I am working out an arrangement with Amazon to fulfill all orders come 2015 They are far more efficient and are already taking care of all single book purchases. They may not be delivering your books by drone but they have made self-publishing practical. …which brings me to….
White balance seems to be the key to infrared imaging. It’s been bitterly cold in Washington, DC and I am still not quite sure what the infrared sensor is recording and it seems that my histograms are always relatively substantial. I have been using a combination of the Lens baby which requires guessing at the exposures,
As an early adopter of digital imaging, I have had the opportunity to explore and write about the transition from film to digital. It’s been an impressive technological march. In 2000, I wrote and illustrated a story for Lexar Media on the possibilities of simulating the look of Infrared film images using digital cameras. That […]
The C&O Canal at 30th Street. The Canal was a project dreamed up by George Washington and he saw it as the Nation’s Gateway to the West. It stretches up to Cumberland, Maryland and I have done the trip by bicycle (The Washington Post) and by car (National Geographic Traveler). Ironically, by time the Canal was finished, the majority of the cargo carried was coal for the train which ran parallel to it and eventually put it out of business.
This is the first time I have been able to get down to the Memorial to catch the flakes falling and the fountains running at the same time. One of these days, the “Wall of Stars ” will be completed and the lights on. We’re making progress. It was an exceptionally quiet time and there were only a few people at the Memorial all taking pictures and all very cleverly staying out of each’s others pictures. Quite a nice experience.