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Landscape Photography Travel Photography

Hill Side Living

I had to travel to another office in Virginia so on my way back to Maryland I figured why not stop at one of the overlooks on the George Washington Parkway and snap a few pictures since I had my Sony RX100M3 with me. I snapped a few different shots so I might show them later but I liked this one at first glance. I liked the colors of the flowers down near the river and then the trees leading towards Georgetown which is the buildings you see between the trees.

Nothing overly fancy here editing wise. Just a straight up tone curves adjustment and the dodging and burning to get the tones I wanted. The one thing I had to do was use the clone stamp to get rid of some of the branches that were in the frame. While I was using the RX100M3 which has a 70mm lens I did have the Canon S100 with me which has a 100mm. A bit more reach would have been nice but I knew the 2/3″ sensor would not do the image justice like the 1″ sensor in the Sony. So the clone stamp got a workout.

Link to the full resolution.

Enjoy.

hill-side-living

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Architecture Landscapes Street Photography

Psychic

My cynical, inner George Carlin side always wonders why if they are psychic would they need a shop. They should know my issues and what I want to do and no need for me to come to them. They can come to me because they know what I want already! Save the rent money on the store front and just wander around charging people. Seems a better business model.

This wraps up the Georgetown stuff I have shot. Thanks for everyone for bearing with my schedule. This was actually posted on Thursday evening along with the last few days so I could enjoy some downtime working on new photos in Mexico. Look for Mexico and San Diego stuff. I am also hoping to get the photos from my super double secret camera back as well. So look forward to some newer stuff and more then just single images.

Psychic

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Architecture Landscapes Travel-Tourism

Industrial Canal

Another canal shot. This one is more industrial feeling from back when this was a working area versus an upscale shopping and dining district. My favorite view here is of the guy walking across the bridge spontaneously. Enjoy.

Industrial Canal

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Architecture Landscapes

Reflections in Green

I have no real idea why I like this image. I just do. The wall shrub thing reflecting in the water just appeals to me. I will admit to making it a wee bit more greener than reality but the sky is natural. So enjoy.

Reflections in Green

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Architecture Landscapes

Big Wheels Keep On Roll’n

If you know the rest of the words go for it! If not, enjoy the very bright wall on the bike shop.

Big Wheels Keep On Roll'n

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Architecture Landscapes

Signs

This is likely the fastest image I edited this week. I just liked this image because its without the surrounding details around it, the two signs are very conflicting and you don’t see the street. Just the broken and cracked building and the tree springing up from no where. It’s very confusing and it doesn’t make much sense. I cold not make the decision if I liked the color or the black and white one better so I went for both. So enjoy.

On another note, I am not sure how much longer I am going to be able to do daily updates as I prepare to sell my condo. I have been working endlessly on it which is why there have only been single image sets instead of something more comprehensive to tell a story. The bigger story is that I have a deadline to get the place ready for sale and its quickly approaching because I leave for a trip to San Diego, CA and then cross the border into Mexico. So my time is limited but once I’m on the coast I will have more time to shoot and process. So if there is suddenly radio silence or a day or two is missed just know that the condo has won out over photo editing.

Signs

Signs

 

 

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Architecture Landscapes Night Photography

Reflecting Lights

This was the last shot of the night I took while goofing around.  The camera was in Bulb mode because it was 10 at night and I just wanted to fire it for a minute just to see what it came out as.  I was aiming at the reflections in the Potomac River more than anything.  I came close to a minute by just manually counting and I like how I captured the river in motion as well being so dark.  This was a test of the Sigma 60mm 2.8n lens more than anything else.

Reflecting Lights
Panasonic GX1, 60mm, ISO 160, F/10, 56 sec.