Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

DSC_0137During one of my many treks through the United States’ Nations Capital (Washington D.C.) there are a ton of photographic opportunities.  I try to pick just one subject to photograph each time I’m in the city.  This helps me to get the best shot.  I’m not good enough to compose a great images in a matter of minutes like the professional photographers out there.  It helps me to get at least one shot I’m very pleased with.  It’s a little past 6am EST the morning of this shot.  The sun is directly behind the Washington Monument.

Washington Monument Trivia!
You might have noticed in this picture that it appears the bottom of the monument is a different color.  You’re eyes are correct!  They started building the monument to George Washington back in 1848 – 1854.  But construction was put on hold due to politics, funding, and many other things.  It was finally finished between 1878 – 1884.  Due to this decades long gap – they ended up having to slice marble from a different location in Maryland which is why to this day we have a two toned monument.

Also the monument is 555 ft tall… wow.

Also no other buildings in Washington D.C. are allowed to be taller than the Monument or the Capital Building.  Which is why to this day these structures are still very prominent in the skyline, even-though we have the construction abilities to build significantly taller things than this now.

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IMG_0052A small park used at an Orphanage by dozen’s of children in Peru (South America).  I took this shot as they left the playground, heading to lunch.  It’s amazing what things like this can do for the spirits of a child in their situation.

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Wanted to try something new today.  Went to HomeDepo and got a sheet of glass.  Came home, placed that glass about 2 feet off the ground and put some white poster board under the glass. Then took two lamps and shown them on the poster board.  Sliced some Oranges together and this was the best picture I got!  I’m pretty pleased with it.  It is not as sharp as I would like because I had to hand hold it due to the fact my tripod could not hold the weight of my cam facing straight down.

I plan to do this again with other fruit and play around with different exposures – Nonetheless, this is a great start with a good concept.

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