Most of Virginia west of us was buried in snow today. We got only rain until the sun went down. Finally temperatures dropped enough to get a dusting of snow, extremely rare here in Virginia Beach, especially in mid-December. You can see the fine snow on this just opening camelia bud. I'm sure the cold will take it toll on the flower by morning but for now its beauty shines. Canon 7D, 1/160 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 1600, 50mm macro lens with light from the micro Litepanel.
From 365 Project The Air Force Memorial in glows against low hanging clouds and mist. Located on a promontory in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the Pentagon and adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the memorial's three 270 feet tall stainless arcs evoke the spirit of flight. Taken with a Canon 40D, 5.0s exposure at f/8.0, ISO 200, 28mm equivalent focal length, mounted on a tripod.
This is a reproduction on an early 20th Century "squirrel cage" carbon filament light bulb built by Thomas Edison. In today's modern reproductions the filaments are made of tungsten, which burns three times brighter than the original carbon filament versions. They are really getting popular in vintage bare blub fixtures. This one was hanging over my table at Tarrant's Cafe , 1 W. Broad Street in Richmond Virginia. Canon G15, 1/15 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200, in macro mode.