Washington, DC

Location: Wharf DC, Washington, DC
Date: October 2017

This might be the first time I’ve posted a photo the same day I took it. I just acquired a new camera, and Washington, DC, just acquired a new neighbor, Wharf DC. I worked across the street from this development for 11 years, and it used to be a creepy, ghetto place with creepy nightclubs and questionable restaurants on a really disgusting waterfront. Now, it’s a destination. This is what used to be the view out of my office, which is now blocked by high rises.

I am super impressed with this camera (Nikon D500). I’ve done absolutely nothing to this photo, and I love how it captures the light. Needless to say, I’ll be having some fun with this guy on my upcoming travels!

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Location: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Date: July 2016

Home, sweet home.

When I first arrived in Washington, D.C., in 2005, I accidentally missed the exit for my new apartment and suddenly found myself heading straight into D.C., looking right at the Lincoln Memorial. It was as if the city was welcoming me to my new home. And over the course of 12 years, the Lincoln Memorial has remained a special place. This venerable memorial has seen me meet new friends, say goodbye to good ones, and introduce old friends to its lovely and now familiar columns. On days I bike to work, I enjoy the morning peacefulness of this end of the Mall and then cringe as it has filled with tourists by day’s end.

Day or night, this is one of my favorite memorials in the city. It’s hard not to take a bad photo here. It’s also the first place I went to try out my new wide angle lens. I think she does alright as a test subject!

DC Lincoln Memorial July 2016

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