Monthly Archives: August 2012

Capturing History in Washington DC

I have written a long post about out trip to Washington DC earlier this summer. In order to make it easier to read, I thought that it would be best to break down in multiple posts. You can read the … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Introduction (1 of 12)

Introduction Earlier this summer, my wife and I visited Washington DC. It had been a while since we both wanted to go, but life events made it so that we had to delay our plans. After Italy last year, the enthusiast … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Gear Preparation (2 of 12)

Gear Preparation One of the first decisions that I made was lenses choice. As this was travel time, I decided to go back to my tried and true travel lens that I had brought to Italy, the Nikon 18-200 VR II. I … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Lincoln Memorial (3 of 12)

Lincoln Memorial Although you can’t help yourself taking “snap shot” type photographs of iconic places like the Lincoln Memorial, I wanted to try to tell a different story, I wanted to take some shots from different angles. (This article on … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Catching Light (4 of 12)

Catching Light Another aspect that I concentrated on was finding the light. Although, I did not over do it by getting early or by catching the setting sun, I did try to catch the various textures of light, as it … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Working on Composition (5 of 12)

Working on Composition A third learning I tried applying was something that I learned with Linda about what makes a beautiful photo: lines, curves, textures, and patterns. The “effect-to-skill” ratio is very high, meaning that it requires minimal composition skill and … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Capturing Details (6 of 12)

Capturing Details As with everything, photography is about details and photographing them. Although most details are small, some are big, like these half sated flags. 95mm, 1/1600s, f/5.3, ISO 200 27mm, 1/20s, f/4.0, ISO 3200 56mm, 1/800s, f/6.3, ISO 200 … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Working the Magic (7 of 12)

Working the Magic People with whom I shared my Italy pictures often commented and applauded me for taking pictures without tourists. At the time, the vanishing “magic trick” came instinctively; this time around I worked to repeat this. 70mm, 1/100s, … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Going Wide (8 of 12)

Going Wide As with Italy, I had brought my Sigma 8-16mm ultra wide-angle lens. It allows me to take shots that are otherwise impossible. I consider that such a lens, an ultra wide angle, is a must when doing travel … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Air and Space Museum – Heaven and Hell (9 of 12)

Air and Space Museum – Heaven and Hell In the intro, I spoke of the Air and Space museum, heaven on earth for guy like me that like history, World War II and all the likes. However, the pictures I … Continue reading

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