Whenever I’m in DC for business or pleasure, I always like to visit the National Mall and see if I can get some shots in. Among my favorites is the Washington Monument, where I try to take at least one image, often high contrast, usually backlit, and frequently with one flag or more with it. The image above is an interesting shot because it looks like I used a strobe to provide some fill on the flag, but it’s actually backlighting from the sun providing that. Continue Reading →
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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. Continue Reading →
I’ve heard since at least last week that the cherry blossoms in DC are on a tear and are already popping. Uh… sorta yes and a lotta no. Continue Reading →
I always had fun with Rorschach tests in college. Depending on the specific test, I could generally find a dozen or more different things in them, especially if I was able to twist and turn the blots to look at them in different angles. I find this image to be the same way. Not all that interesting in color, but fascinating when converted to black and white, and then rotated. Continue Reading →
A hot, sweltering, crispy-critter day ashore. What could be better than taking a nice boat ride and having the breeze cool you down? Take in the sun and have something icy cold to drink… and pretty soon you’ll find yourself in that lazy, drowsy state where time just sort of drifts along and conversations slow to a crawl.
Ready to guess something neat? Here you go, with a few clues:
- This is an extreme crop of a much larger image.
- It is not in the Smithsonian, nor is it associated with it.
- It is not the B&O Railroad, nor is it associated with it in any way.
Those are your clues… have fun!
UPDATE: Kathy D has taken the crown this time! The correct guess was the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana. The complete image is below:
The context? The Lewis and Clark expedition passed through here on September 4th, 1805, and William Clark wrote those words in his journal. They were in reference to encountering a large group of the native Flathead indians — or Salish, as they preferred to call themselves. You can read more details about it here.