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Tag: Washington DC

Color or Shades of Gray?

Many times when I’m out making images I come across something that just begs for me to really take notice. Not that I’m not taking notice of most everything around me all the time, but I love those moments when something really stands out. That happened yesterday, at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, in a stairwell. If you visit the museum be sure to go up to the third floor so you don’t miss a very enjoyable view of the Great Hall. You will also want to see the stairwell.… Read more Color or Shades of Gray?

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Starts Tomorrow

Last Saturday as I walked from the Smithsonian Metro Station to the Washington Monument, I walked past tents and exhibits being prepared for this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The festival starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday, June 27th and then again next week, Wednesday through Sunday, July 4th through July 8th. Each year, National Mall between the Capitol and the Washington Monument is transformed into three small villages for the festival.  There is a small cabin with a garden, large tents for concerts, live shows and food. There were large… Read more Smithsonian Folklife Festival Starts Tomorrow

A Great Place to Photograph

I have often thought that it would be nice to live in some great place that everyone would like to travel to and photograph. Wouldn’t you? I was born in Key West and being very biased for that reason, I think it is one of the great places on the planet. But thinking about it, my wife was born in Stroud, Gloscestershire, in the Cotswold part of Engalnd, a pretty great place as well. Our two sons were born in Washington, DC, another great place. Lots of people travel to… Read more A Great Place to Photograph