My City – Washington DC

On Friday, January 20, 2017 our new President of the United States Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office at the Capitol.  This is an earlier post showcasing our beautiful city from our Washington DC Photo Walk.

If you love beautiful architecture and history then Washington DC is the place to be for photography. We are native Washingtonians and no matter how many times we think we have photographed it all, we are reminded that we have just “tipped the iceberg” in shooting this amazing city. We have enjoyed many photo walks from our first photo walk and assignment in college until today.  It’s beauty is unsurpassed in our estimation. Our next adventure will occur in September/October with photo walks at sunrise-sunset in well-known and “so-called” secret locations. They will be fabulous photo walks and with the incredible restaurants, hotels, history and people in DC, just the best life has to offer for photographers.

This favorite image of the United States Capitol from one of our photowalks is my current timeline image.  It was shot in full-daylight with blazing sun, which, in DC, is a good time for the beauty of the alabaster to glow in its light.   It is truly a “shining City on a Hill”!

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The Concorde in HDR, Air & Space Museum


I have a fascination with airplanes of all types and descriptions since I was first introduced to them as a child by my father and visited and toured the military air shows and climbed into the cockpit and saw those amazing shiny controls and objects.  I was hooked and had the privilege of visiting many shows, airfields/airports/military installations, NASA and museums with my family.  The National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia are a favorite annually as there is so much to see, study and photograph.  The image above of “The Concorde” is from my latest visit and processed HDR.

Concorde, Fox Alpha, Air France

“The first supersonic airliner to enter service, the Concorde flew thousands of passengers across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound for over 25 years. Designed and built by Aérospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the graceful Concorde was a stunning technological achievement that could not overcome serious economic problems.

In 1989, Air France signed a letter of agreement to donate a Concorde to the National Air and Space Museum upon the aircraft’s retirement. On June 12, 2003, Air France honored that agreement, donating Concorde F-BVFA to the Museum upon the completion of its last flight. This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and New York and had flown 17,824 hours.

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 25.56 m (83 ft 10 in)
Length: 61.66 m (202 ft 3 in)
Height: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
Weight, empty: 79,265 kg (174,750 lb)
Weight, gross: 181,435 kg (400,000 lb)
Top speed: 2,179 km/h (1350 mph)
Engine: Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 602, 17,259 kg (38,050 lb) thrust each
Manufacturer: Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale, Paris, France, and British Aircraft Corporation, London, United Kingdom

The Concorde is now prominently displayed at the Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.”
Visit the Air & Space Museum @ Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center here.
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This full view image is courtesy of the National Air & Space Museum.

Our Kind of Town

As native Washingtonians we are blessed with beautiful architecture and historical places both in the City and in the surrounding towns and countryside.  Famous places like the historic City of Winchester, Fredericksburg, Old Town Alexandria and Williamsburg in Virginia to the beautiful Annapolis and Eastern Shore of Maryland.  As lovers of historic architecture, the Pedestrian Mall in Old Town Winchester with its quaint streets make a perfect choice for property and business alike.  Old towns have wonderful buildings with high ceilings, great light and perfect locations for photographers.  This image is one of our favorite streets for studios and storefronts and if an established photography studio was not already there, we might just have to move in a beautiful building across the street.  As they say, great minds (and photogs) think alike!