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Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome

I will admit that I was tempted to title this one something a little different. Something that Obi-Wan once said, “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” I just went with the building name instead. Why I was at Capitol Hill will remain unpublished for a bit but I had a few things I needed to test. Sometime in the distant past I purchased a Sigma 50mm macro for my Sony….

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Forlorn On The Floodplains

Forlorn On The Floodplains

I took this photo recently along the C&O Canal. I stopped at a lock gate that I used to drive past everyday when I drove to work. The day was grey and nasty but I had my hiking boots on and my Sony RX10 with me so I figured why not take a quick hike and see what there is to see. I wandered down off the path and hit the back trails where the the more adventurous hikers and…

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Architectural Travels – Part 4

Architectural Travels – Part 4

Final installment on the Architectural Travels. These are all from Panama City, Panama as it turns out. Didn’t plan it that way but it is how it worked out. All these images except for one were shot on my Nikon D810. The one that wasn’t was shot on my Sony RX100III. When I went to edit these some just felt better in monochrome so I did the conversion using Tonality. I have come to prefer that over Silver Efex because you…

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The Bridge To Nowhere

The Bridge To Nowhere

This is another from my trip to West Virginia. It’s called Capon Bridge and I honestly forget the name of the little town it’s near. It’s off Route 259 if you are inclined to visit. You really can’t miss the bridge. My advice would be turn off on the real working bridge and park in the little lot near there. You may be joined by a few locals out fishing. When I shot this the weather had really started to…

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Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore

I saw these logs when I took a path down towards the Willamette River in Portland. No idea how high the river gets but assume these were logs and stuff were washed ashore when the river was high from rain. I shot these with my Olympus TG-4 since it was far more maneuverable than my Sony A7R that was mounted on a tripod. I could climb on the rocks to get to the angles I was looking for instead of…

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Struggling

Struggling

This is some piece of art that is installed at the National Harbor. It’s mainly used as a play area for kids as they climb all over it and play in the sand that was installed to hold the statue. When I took this shot the park police had closed it down for the night so I was able to get a clear shot of the statue without lots of kids running around. Not sure how I feel about the…

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Spiraling Up

Spiraling Up

I shot these two images at the National Portrait Gallery. No real idea why but I liked the spiral staircases. Most people tend to shoot them downwards but I went with shooting up. I like to be different! I went with monochrome for these because it just felt right. It gives the images a bit of mystery. Some of it I left completely black and other bits I dodged to bring out some details. It lets your mind fill in…

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The Entrance

The Entrance

Not sure what this is called. I heard some people calling it the tea house but I didn’t go into it because it was a confined space and I had my tripod. Plus I liked the look of the outside and I can always go back for another run through the Brookside Gardens hopefully when it’s less crowded and I have some better light. When I was editing this I just thought monochrome for the image. There wasn’t a lot…

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Through The Arch

Through The Arch

Just an image I took while I was out ambling around. Happened to have my Canon S100 in my pocket so I took the image. The image felt better in monochrome so I did the conversion using Tonality CK and then played with various sliders to get the effect I was looking for. A bit of a burning to bring down some hot spots and then called it done. Full resolution. Enjoy.

Lonesome

Lonesome

I just looked at the tree and I thought it looked lonesome hence the title for this one. It was shot at the Manassas Battlefield and I believe the tree is a marker for something or there is a grave there. I can say this because there was a small sign next to the tree. I might have accidently removed said sign from the image because It just didn’t much for me. I knew when I took the image it…

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