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I lived in DC for a year and never viewed the canal, that I can remember, till today. This is one block south or west of where PA Ave or M St. meets Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown.

Supreme Court, Washington DC

Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC.

A nighttime view of D.C.. . .

This is straight from the camera. I have not adjusted the color. I left the shutter open a bit, but this is really what it looked like for a few minutes this morning.

Capitol Hill Books, Washington, DC.

Explored #16.

+ 2 in the comments.

Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC.

I positioned the tripod and camera over the rail for this shot which prompted several checks on my tripod clamp. A little more right would have made me happier but the safety fence was in the way.

 

Nikon D2x

nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5

unfortunately, the Potomac has a lot of scum floating along the edges

the Cherry blossom petals added a nice poetry to the scene

Washington DC EUA

 

For a subject to be strong enough to be worth photographing, the relationship of its forms must be rigorously established. Composition starts when you situate your camera in space in relation to the object. For me, photography is the exploration in reality of the rhythm of surfaces, lines, or values; the eye carves out its subject, and the camera has only to do its work. That work is simply to print the eye’s decision on film. - Henri Cartier-Bresson - on composition. "American Photo", September/October 1997, page: 76

SlowShutter, Iris, ScratchCam, Photocopier

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Cheers!

WWII Memorial with the Lincoln Memorial in the background.

Washington, DC.

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