Holy Mountain

Uxmal, the ancient Maya city, is one of the most important archaeological Maya sites.  I had the fortune to visit it in December 2014.  This is the main temple.


I managed to sneak away for a long weekend in Delaware.  Here are some photos I took, including an incredibly rare selfie (or two).



Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah Valley are beautiful any time of year.  These pictures are from a quick weekend trip in November 2014.


There is an expensive school a few blocks from my house that has beautiful landscaping.  It sits next to a nature conservancy in the city.


Resolution: take more photos in 2015.

Monday Night in DC

I’m doing a photo project involving night photography of people in otherwise empty places.  A DC photo site has been kind enough to repost my Craigslist ad! Check it out:  http://www.dcfocused.com/2014/11/07/volunteers-needed-for-mount-pleasant-photo-project/

If you’re in DC, come out Monday night and join in.  After, meet me at the Raven and I’ll buy you a beer if you tell me “beauclaus.”

My Flickr photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaufinley/


PS – is anyone else having issues getting links to work?

Two Upcoming Shows

Over the past few years, I have cut back significantly on the number of concerts I play.  I’ve also added a couple of obstacles to ensure that my performances remain interesting and challenging to me.  One is that I use a different setup at each show.   The other, which is much less sustainable, is that I’ve used a new homemade synthesizer for each show.  After this year, I’ll retire both concepts.

Until then, however, I have two solo shows coming up.  The first is the Baltimore Electronic Music Fall Fest at the Electric Maid in Takoma, DC on October 25.  The second is an all-day show at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland on November 8.  More details, and flyers, to come.

County Fair Edition

I visited the Montgomery County Fair this past weekend in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  It was great for quasi-street photography.

Sturm und Drang

These photos are from two different storms.  So far, I’ve found shutter speeds of .8 to 1.6 seconds work best for photographing lightning.  I prefer a lower ISO to keep down the graininess, but, since I didn’t manage to use a lower ISO in the above picture, I’m clearly still learning how to take pictures of lightning.

the right place

All of these photos were taken within the last week.  The bottom three were taken on the same day.  I’ve only caught lightning in three pictures in my life.  Lesson: carry a camera always.