Last week we were treated to a tour of D.C. by Kelly and Brian, who are both interning there for the summer. On the first day we covered the Mall from 9 to 9, literally. We started at the Lincoln Memorial (my favorite) and ended there because the one shot I really wanted was Lincoln at night. Thankfully, I brought the little Fuji x100 to shoot with or I would have been even more tired carrying around a DSLR. Do you know where to find the most photographers during the summer? Yep, the Mall at D.C. where Nikon definitely has a corner on the market, at least on the East Coast.
This trip I left my Nikon at home and forced myself to be creative with one prime lens/camera. It was a challenge, but it makes you think about your images much more carefully. Try shooting teenage boys playing hacky sack with a Fuji’s slow shutter release – probably would have done better using the video mode, but after several attempts at a high shutter speed – mission accomplished. It also once again succeeded in ambient indoor light and at night brilliantly.
My favorite images are the first and last. First was our approach into Regan National Airport for an aerial view of the Mall where you can see everything from the Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pond, Vietnam Memorial, WW II Memorial, Washington Memorial, Smithsonian Buildings, the Capitol and everything in between. The last image was Lincoln before bed and the sore feet were worth it.
Captured with: Fuji x100 @ 35mm, variable manual shutter speed, iso, aperture. Processed in Lightroom.