Annual Trip to DC

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Good evening,

Just rebounding from a two day trip to Washington DC for our annual Cherry Blossom visit. Zach and I journeyed down Wednesday and met up with friend and fellow photographer Dan Potter. We spent all afternoon and evening shooting around the Tidal Basin and Monuments.  The Cherry Blossom were almost peak making for some nice images! One extra bonus was Dan noticing the full moon rising over the Jefferson Memorial (that image to come).  So we ended up shooting well into the night! I had booked a room over in Crystal City making it easier to get to the Tidal Basin early for a good spot at sunrise. As they say, “no rest for the weary” we were up and at them at 4:30am with a quick trip across the river to setup. After locating our spot and waiting for the light we saw several more friends, Jack Nevitt, Sue Mcpherson, Mike Crosby and Steve Whitney.

It’s truly a small world…

Metadata:

  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron Lens –24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC @46mm
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Topaz Labs
  • Exposure – 8 seconds
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 64
  • Custom in-camera White Balance to enhance the blue
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,

Ed

“Life is Good”

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Good Sunday morning,
What a busy day we had yesterday. We started out by visiting the Gordonsville Mud Sale where we ran into a couple of good friends Jerry Esh, Harry Goodman and Stephen Blank! The Mud Sales always provide a great photo opportunity and hopefully I came home with a few keepers.

After spending the morning at the sale, Kelly, Zach and I hurried home for a quick lunch and then headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park in NYC for the afternoon.

Being a workshop instructor/lecturer allows to meet a lot of people from all different areas. Well, Brooklyn was no different, we bumped into Alan Weiner, Michael Downey and Stefanie Michenfelder, what a nice treat seeing a few friends in the big city.

We shot all afternoon and well into the evening at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. I had the opportunity to shoot the pier pilings with the city skyline in the background which I’ve wanted to do for quite some time now.

Life is Good!

I used a two stop Singh-Ray “Galen Rowell” Split ND filter to hold back the skyline.

Metadata:
• Nikon D810
• Tamron Lens –24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC @30mm
• Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
• Lexar CF Card
• Topaz Labs
• Exposure – 30 seconds
• Aperture – f/16
• ISO – 64
• Manual Mode

Best of Light,
Ed