Since I don’t really see a need for continuity I can jump around to tall the stuff I have shot lately. Trust me, there is a lot!
This was shot in historic Old Town Alexandria when I decided I was bored and wandered in to do some shooting. I was really going to test a lens on flowers but happily my car steered me to Alexandria instead. The downside was my car didn’t have a sense of time and Noon isn’t the best time to go out shooting in the summer but you adapt. So with my Sony A7R and my tripod I wandered around and took pictures. This was one of the first I took. Technically speaking its wrong. I’m ok with that. I shot it on a 18-28mm lens and I like the effect I got. The image is about the sky and how it interacts with everything around it. Sure the light is the focal point but without that sky none of the other colors and details would stand out.
I was going to do this image HDR but it turned into a sludgey mess so I took the 4 images and merged them in Photoshop and went from there. Ran it through a few filters and done!
This is the first site you really see when you enter Epcot. This is their geodesic dome that houses future world. The funny thing about this picture is that Disney employs photographers to take your shot in front of it. Seeing how they didn’t really like random people like me walking up and taking their own shots without the privilege of paying so I just ignored them. I felt justified because Disney only uses Nikon’s for their staff. I wanted them to see what a Sony could do! That was my justification.
I wish I snuck off to China but I did the next best thing which was head to Walk Disney World’s Epcot. My Mom drove up from Fort Myers and we managed to hit all of Epcot in a whirlwind tour.
I have no idea how many images I took. I saw lots of cameras as we wandered around the park. I was a bit smug as I watched people lugging around DSLRs and here was me with my Sony RX100M3. Happily it fit in my cargo shorts pocket. It handled everything I threw at it.
So enjoy this little jaunt to China.
Winding down my time in Florida. The last 10 days were in Orlando and I had this view out of my room. As I would sit at desk and look out at the storms rolling in for the evening. With the heat and humidity it was almost a certain thing that the storms would hit. I just happened to catch this one with my Sony RX100M3.
*Sorry for the delay. Forgot to hit publish.*
While I have been in Orlando I got a chance to go to “downtown” Orlando to get away from the tourist/convention area. A bartender recommend a restaurant called Ceviche. He told us it was busy but was somewhat off the tourist trail and more for locals. The group I was with was all in for this adventure and off we went.
When we arrived the view below was what greeted me and so I reached into my pocket for an always handy camera and shot it with my Sony RX100M3.
When you ever visit Washington, DC you will notice there is no tall buildings. The law is that no building can be taller than the U.S. Capitol. However, perspective plays with your visual interpretations of most things. The Washington Monument is not taller it just appears that way.
This picture was shot in a traffic island in the middle of a major road. I wanted to frame it between the trees to give it some gravitas.
Title says it all. This is the Lincoln Memorial reflecting off the Reflecting Pool. I have no idea what time of day it was but I know I shot it on my 35mm lens. With the sky and the reflection with all the people walking to the memorial it makes for an interesting image.
Apologies in advance if the quality is sketchy on this image. I am editing on a 13″ screen so trying to get a full view at a resolution that would make the image look good is impossible.
This was shot on my first time out with my Sony A7R. No idea what lens I had on the camera as EXIF never comes through on manual focus glass. Still, I like the image.
The bridge is the Memorial Bridge that leads into Arlington National Cemetery and the house you see on the hill is Robert E. Lee’s house. Of the lesser known facts about Arlington National Cemetery was that it was done on Robert E. Lee’s property to bury Union dead during the civil war when they ran out of room at other military cemeteries.
These images were shot at either Dulles International Airport and Orlando International Airport. When I left Dulles at an absurd hour in the morning and then landed in Orlando at 11 it was a very different experience. Dulles was mostly empty with a few wandering travelers and Orlando was packed with people.
This is one of the many local malls near me. I needed to stop and do some shopping before an upcoming trip to Florida (to be honest all these posts have been preloaded this week). Considering its rare for me to leave my condo without a camera I tossed my Ricoh GR into my cargo shorts and off I went for an adventure and to leave the mall a bit poorer but better dressed.
Both shots are from the same general area. I liked the light coming in on both pictures and I would have shot the vertical more centered down the mall but as you can see there are lots of pillars and the direct image was blocked by a pillar in the way so I had to move to the left. It still worked out because of the skylights coming down the walkway.