Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend in DC

Biked to Washington DC and checked out the Rolling Thunder ride from Pentagon to DC

Vietnam Combat Vet

Navy Seal
Rolling Thunder

Vietnam Vet at Lincoln Memorial
Rolling Thunder

Going toward Constitution Avenue
Rolling Thunder

Pennsylvania Avenue Towards Capitol
Rolling Thunder

In Front of the Capitol
Rolling Thunder

Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
Rolling Thunder

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whitehouse at Twilight

Finally got a Twilight shot with no people in front of the Whitehouse. This hard when you are doing a 20 second exposure.

Whitehouse at Twilight

Friday, May 21, 2010

Nightime biking in DC

Biked to Capitol to get my Twilight shot. Took a picture as I crossed Memorial Bridge.

Lines to Lincoln

US Capitol at Twilight

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Twilight on the Potomac

Taken with 6 stop ND and CP filter overlayed. Taken at Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown. 3 minute exposure

Twilight on the Potomac

Waterfront at Twilight

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Great Falls In Motion

No , bike today. I drove to Great Fall yesterday and got this shot using New B+W 6-stop ND filter with Canon CP filter for total of 8 Stops.

Great Falls in Motion

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hains Point at Sunset

Went to East Potomac Park which is mecca for biking in DC with it 3 mile loop and little car traffic.

Here is my best shot I got doing some motion blur
Bikes in Motion

Taken at Twilight
Reagan National at Twilight

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Georgetown Waterfront at Twilight

It was cool nigh last night which made it ideal fro getting pictures of the Waterfront with no people.

Here is waterfront area that is normally packed on a warm night
Georgetown Waterfront

The Kennedy Center at Twilight with Plane taking off from National Airport
Kennedy Center at Twilight

House of Sweden which houses the embassies of Sweden, Liechtenstein, and Iceland to the United States
House of Sweden

Reflections at Twilight

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Biked to Ben's Chilli Bowl

All the pictures posted were taken via Biking in DC on April 23rd, 2010. It was great day to take pictures and look for new creative shots to take. I found some new places to take pictures and plan to go there for the next Blog post.

The Famous DC landmark Ben's Chili Bowl
Ben's Chilli Bowl

Ben's Chilli Bowl Half-Smoke
Bill Cosby’s Original Chili Half-Smoke that I ate

Street Graffiti
Street Graffiti in Alley next to Ben's Chili Bowl

Taken at National Gallery of Art. I like to stop in right before closing to get no people in the shot. This Art work has been photographed many time but it never get boring to me.

Streaking lights at Tidal Basin
Goal was to get picture unlike any I have seen of Jefferson Memorial. My gorillapod was wrapped around Cherry Blossom tree to get this picture. I wanted get the memorial with light streaks. Manual Focus was used on my 7D to get the memorial sharp

WWII and Lincoln Memorial
Goal here was to use the Maximum zoom to get the WWII memorial wall of stars and Lincoln Memorial. There was guy that actually standing still while counting the stars during this 15 second exposure. Each star represents 100 Americans that died in WWII

Lights at Kennedy
Lights at Kennedy Center

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rainbow's in DC

Taken during the Nationals Ballpark in June of 2008. I regularly bike from my house to the stadium which has bike valet.

Dos Rainbow's

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Landing at Reagan National

This shot was taken right of the bike trail were planes are landing. The shot was taken within an hour of sunset so I could get a nice blue sky.
Landing at Reagan National

Landing at DCA

Here is one my favorite shots I took last month on last freeze of the spring. It was 33 degrees at time of this photo.

Vietnam Memorial Reflection

Monday, April 12, 2010

Twilight on the Potomac

Biked down to the Potomac River yesterday right after Sunset. I wanted to get a Twilight sky with Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. In the Second image my bike is in the picture since I forgot to move it. I was experimenting with light trails to see how they would turn out.

Twilight on the Potomac

Twilight on the Potomac

Twilight on the Potmac

Friday, April 9, 2010

Kite Festival photo's

The Photos were taken on March 27th at Kite Festival. DC fixed got Second place in the Kite Battle. It was a fun day to take pictures and bike around.

Kite Battle

Kite Battle

Kite Battle


DC Fixed and The Bike Rack Kite Team

After the Kite Battle was done I biked down to Tidal Basin to check out the Cherry Blossom.

Tidal Basin

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lights on Pennsylvania Ave

It was in the high 80s yesterday, so I decide to bike to DC again via Fort Myer and Arlington Cemetery. My goal was to shoot some skateboard pictures and get streaking lights on Pennsylvania Ave while the Sky was still Twilight blue. For the Capital Photo I place my Gorillapod on metal post in middle of Pennsylvania Ave and tried to time when the lights turned green. I than tuned around and took a picture of the Newseum.

Lights on Pennsylvania Ave

Lights at the Neuseum

Freedom Plaza Skateboarder

Freedom Plaza Skateboarder

Freedom Plaza Skateboarder

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Biking in G'town

The weather was warm, so I decide to bike to DC and get some pictures of the Georgetown area. Started at the exorcist stairs, Key Bride and than some long exposures with my GorillaPod wrapped around Key Bridge railings. It was a great day to bike and take some pictures.

Circular Polarizer was used at exorcist stairs to create the Ghost Effect and longer exposure.

Exorcist Stairs in Georgetown

Exorcist Stairs in Georgetown

Key Bridge

Whitehurst Freeway at Twilight

Georgetown Waterfront at Twilight

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lights to Lincoln

Taken on my ride home from DC. The Gorillapod from Joby fits perfect in bag for cool long exposure shots

Lights to Lincoln

Cherry Blossom's Picture Taken at Peak

Cherry Blossom's Peak

First time out my beloved Gorillapod

Capitol After Sunset