Old School Film Hack

Two Founders


The Washington and Jefferson Memorials
The Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

Washington, DC, is filled with many dozens — if not hundreds — of monuments and architectural wonders that you could spend years fully exploring… or so it is with me.  I observe a new detail every time that I go down there for a business meeting or personal visit, and this instance was no different.

The moment was nearly perfect for this image; not too light, not too dark, it was a framing that I had never used or explored before, there were no crowds, no construction cranes to mar the horizon, no loud traffic or aircraft noises… everything was just about perfect in every way.  The day itself was a marvel as well; out in the sun it was wonderfully toasty warm, but here in the shade it was decidedly cool, to the point of being chilly — especially if you were foolish enough to sit on the frigid marble steps.

It was one of those moments when you experience a satisfied contentment at being in the here and now, and you’re hard pressed to think of any way that it could be improved.

18 thoughts on “Two Founders

  1. Pingback: DC in View from Exploratorius | Live Free 2 Sail Fast

    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Thanks for the reblog! Oh, and yeah — I’m a former pro. I worked for a decade as a pro photographer and graphic designer, before changing careers so I could stop being a starving artist. 😉


  2. SilverFox

    That is an awesome shot Mitch, that area was packed with tourists when I was there (admittedly I was one of them) and I struggled to find great shots. You seems to have found the perfect moment and position.


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