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All images copyright Brian E. Shannon 2007 -- 2014
What a fantastic end to April we had in Washington, DC. What started out as a cool, overcast day, broke into magnificent sunshine with temperatures in the high 60's. Just the perfect weather for taking pictures and strolling around downtown.
The Washington Monument was a great setting for the beautiful blue skies and the flags caught up in the breeze. Lots of choices for interesting compositions, something that I still strive to work on with my photography. As much as I try I sometimes still am not seeing what I should. Then again, on occasion I do succeed.
The John F. Kennedy grave site is especially moving, set down the hill from the Lee Mansion on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. I was fortunate to arrive between tour buses and was able to get a nicely framed shot with all the elements that I wanted in it.
Finally as I rested I happened to notice the Washington Monument, where I had started my day, above the trees and felt this made a very nice shot. All in all a very productive day photography wise. My Nikon D700 continues to thrill me with the performance and capability. I used my Nikkor 24-70 for a large part of the day, although my Nikkor 16-35 got me the shot of the Kennedy grave site. Finally my Singh-Ray gold and blue polarizer continues to shine as my secret weapon for outdoor and landscape photography.
Hope the weather keeps us, I need more practice and more fun as I was so pleased to finally be out doing what I love. Until next time, keep shooting!