Ominous clouds over the Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge at sunrise / Photo by Joe Newman When I recently started messing around with HDR post-processing, I knew I wanted to tinker with some of the photos that I took of the Tower Bridge when I was in London last year. The light...

Toronto skyline from Centre Island

Toronto skyline at twilight / Photo by Joe Newman If you go to Toronto, make sure to pay a visit to Centre Island for some great views of the city's impressive skyline. It's one of the world's most recognizable skylines because of the CN Tower, which at...

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally

Annual biker rally thunders through D.C.

Bikers take over Washington, D.C. every Memorial Day weekend / Photo by Joe Newman For nearly four hours, the motorcycles streamed over the Arlington Memorial Bridge, past the Lincoln Memorial and onto Constitution Avenue. Tens of thousands of motorcycles. Maybe hundreds of thousands of motorcycles, though...

Celebrating the ancient art of bonsai

Bonsai demonstration at the U.S. National Arboretum / Photo by Joe Newman I'm fairly certain I lack the patience to ever be a successful bonsai gardener. Not that I haven't tried. My most recent bonsai, Daniel-son and Mr. Miyagi (does anyone name their bonsai anything else?)...

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Chillin’ in Turks and Caicos

The beaches are white and the waters are turquoise on Turks and Caicos / Photo by Joe Newman When we were trying to decide where to go on our honeymoon, we agreed that it had to have a beach. Hawaii? Too far for a six-night trip....