02.19/Washington, D.C.

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Featured for February: Photographing the nation’s capitol

I visited Washington, D.C. on business frequently before I retired and, on a few occasions, I had time to walk around with my camera. I had a few more opportunities to photograph the D.C. area on post-retirement trips. It’s a photo-rich environment, with the variety of historic federal buildings, monuments and memorials.

I typically get shots of the Capitol, primarily because I’m often in a nearby hotel and it’s easy to hit Capitol Hill when I have a few minutes. And I often shoot the Vietnam Memorial. It’s a very emotional site because that was my generation’s war and I knew some of the names on the wall. The reflective stone makes it an interesting photo location.

And it’s hard not to shoot the Washington Monument. It’s the tallest structure in D.C.

As is typical when I'm shooting in a city, I carry a variety of shorter lenses when I'm in D.C. I seldom find the need for telephoto lenses.

I add a new featured gallery the first of each month. The numbers in the gallery title represent the month and year it was featured. Last month’s featured gallery, with photos of Eastern Bluebirds, has been moved to my featured gallery archives. 

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