it's snow problem by Dylan Singleton

It’s a time-tested fact that we here in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) like to under-prepare for, and overreact to, the snow. Personally, I love the snow, but absolutely hate the cold. In my opinion, if it’s going to be cold out then it gosh darn better snow.

But love triumphs hate, so on those days when we are graced by this fluffy form of precipitation, I just can’t help but to bundle up, grab my camera, and start snapping.

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vamos united by Dylan Singleton

Last year I had the privilege of taking photos for DC United. Having been a fan of the team since I was a small child, this was one of those opportunities that I could never have even imagined, and last season was honestly everything that I could have hoped for and then some. 

I’ve already shared some of my photos from the season, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t get to throw a spotlight on DC United’s fans. They are a loyal group -- through the good times and the bad. They show up in the rain and the cold. They chant, they scream, they curse, they sing; they even paint their faces -- they’re just about everything you want in your team's fans.

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national zoo by Dylan Singleton

If you look at certain pages on my website or just about every other post on my photo-a-day project, you can probably figure out that I love animals. Recently, my family and I visited the wonderful National Zoo in Washington DC and, of course, I took my fair share of photos. Now I'm sharing them with you.

ps. There's a lot of photos of lions because they were adorable, great models.

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toronto by Dylan Singleton

Toronto: the city that almost never sleeps. (That's Toronto's nickname, right?)

My lovely girlfriend and I recently made a weeklong trip to Toronto and had a fantastic time. I highly recommend going; it is a city full of lovely people, amazing food, and lots to do. If you're lucky enough, you might even stumble upon a movie being filmed in "New York City."

As the compulsive picture-taker in the couple, I spent a great deal of time photographing just about every square inch of the city that we happened to pass by.

These are some of those pictures.

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the others by Dylan Singleton

To clear the air: yes, I've been watching a lot of LOST lately and that is what inspired the title.

I've been taking a photo a day for almost a year and a half now (give or take those few days where I messed up) and this has left we with a whole lot of photos on my computer. Currently, I have almost 27,000 photos on my computer from 2013 alone, and I only posted 365 of them to A Dylan A Day. That leaves roughly, let's see how rusty my math is... 26,735 photos that didn't make it to ADAD. Let's say, hypothetically, that I shared another 100 of those on my flickr or twitter or facebook (my instagram is a whole other beast) then we're still at 26,635 photos. Just sitting there collecting dust or something.

Well, why keep them?

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as far as the eye can't see by Dylan Singleton

One of the things I love about point-and-shoot cameras (gasp!) is the ease/accessibility of macro photography you get with them. Most (half-decent) point-and-shoot cameras I can remember having have at least had some slight "macro" mode and, while you have to be about half a centimeter away from your subject when using it, it's a heck of a lot of fun to play around with.
 
I mention this because macro photography was one of the first things that really hooked me with photography. There's so much going on and to be seen at the macro level that we never really think about. The world's a beautiful place, even when examined all the way down to the tiny details.

As you might well know, I'm very fond of exploring the unseen and the over-looked in the world, and so it only makes sense that all this captivates me so much.

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