For anyone considering using these images: Most photos have an Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons license. To properly fulfill the attribution requirement, you must:

(1) Link the photo back to the URL of the image on my site
(2) Caption the photo with the title, the author, and the license terms. The title must link back to the image on my site (same URL as the image itself); the author link ("M.V. Jantzen") must link to, and the license terms must link to the appropriate page within (such as

For example:
Party Lights
Party Lights, by M.V. Jantzen, using a Creative Commons license.

The photos may be used only for noncommercial purposes. If you receive any revenue from your site, including from ads, your site could be considered commercial. If there is any doubt if your site might be commercial, please ask before using my photos. There is a difference between someone blogging for the love of it and a web site set up in the hopes of generating revenue.

And for all of you copying my photos to Facebook, please limit to profile pix, and then please do not copy anything larger than "small" (no more than 240 pixels in either height or width). And then in the caption, please provide credit ("photo by M.V. Jantzen"), and include a link back to the original page on Flickr. If you want to include other photos on your Facebook page, the way to do it is copy & paste the URL into your "wall." Facebook will automatically include a thumbnail of the image, which will link to the original.

Candles We're Number One! Umbrella 1 Faerie in a Bubble No Fear Dancing in the Dark

My general aim is to document streetscapes, and record a few of the sights that catch my eye. I like to capture scenes of commerce and recreation that have a sence of place. I hope to use this blog to support the Dupont Circle Update newsletter.

Mel-Haven Lodge Like a Prayer Heaven 9 Swing Set Happy Elephant Fiery Orbits

I love cropping - it really demonstrates the power of capturing a view. I use four horizontal ratios: 4:3, 3:2 (Oskar Barnack's favorite), 1618:1000 (the golden ratio), and 2:1; plus square (1:1) and 3:4 for vertical shots.

Dupont Circle Fountain 8:08pm Lights on the Parkway Snowy Curve Darwin Hybrid - Banja Luka Spin Cycle Blue Potomac

"The camera is an instrument of detection. We photograph not only what we know, but also what we don’t know" Lisette Model

Underwater Dude Evil Santa At the Wheel Bumbersleep Mingling Santa the Magnificent

These are (apparently) my most interesting pictures. I like Darckr's presentation of my pix.

Shadow Dancing 1 Claws in the Air Beautiful Wings Phoca Groenlandica Art on the Menu Party Room

Comments are welcome. If you have a similar shot of the same subject, please feel free to include a thumbnail of your image - no bigger than 100 pixels. It's interesting to compare photos from different people.

If you like my photos, please consider buying me a Pro Account.

Eastern Arch Rent-a-Jerk Close Encounters Kingdom of the Court Forgotten Freedoms Blue Lights Trouble

Thanks to the DC Photo Rights group for bringing attention to a serious issue.

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Contact me at mvs202 [at]

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M.V. Jantzen
September 2005
Washington, DC, USA
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