24 hours of AdMo
February 22nd, 2010
A combination of images from sunset and midnight on 2/19 and sunrise and noon on 2/20, compiled into 24 hours of glorious Adams Morgan. View it large and see if you can find the piece of discarded Jumbo Slice Pizza. (hint: it’s on the right-hand side of the image).
January 8th, 2010
The beautiful (in my humble opinion) images that you see below are my submissions to the 2010 DCist Exposed photography show. This is my third year submitting photos to the contest – fingers crossed! The entry pool for the show this year includes 1,130 photos from 435 photographers. Tough competition would be an understatement. Exposed will open on March 6th at Longview Gallery (1234 9th St NW). It is a great showcase of local photographers and most certainly worth visiting.
This image is taken with a Holga at the Dupont Circle North metro station. I love how the long exposure was able to pull a fire out of the evening sky.
We watched the fireworks from Meridian Hill park this year. The gentleman that climbed the Joan of Arc sculpture had the best view in the house. His focused gaze up towards the theatrics is the sky is eerily similar to the look on Joan of Arc’s face as she charges into battle.
My final submission was snapped during my morning commute. It is taken with a Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim, a junk camera with a wide angle plastic lens. Even in the blustery weather that we have had recently, my morning rides always put me in a good mood. I think this photo captures the pure enjoyment of a leisurely ride.
August 6th, 2009
We went to the Nats game last night with Matt’s company tickets, and I will say it’s the first good game I’ve gone to, of about 5 or 6 attended so far, at the new stadium. The team held onto their lead to beat the Florida Marlins 5-4, apparently putting them on an 8-4 run in their last 12 games. Which is pretty good, for anyone who knows how dismal the Nats can be.
Highlight of the evening for me may have been watching the 3 men sitting in front of us – three generations of baseball fanatics, all with blazing red hair. Grandfather and father both wearing full Nats gear and earphones (undoubtedly listening to the radio broadcast of the game), and the 6 or 7-year-old son, wearing his little league uniform down to the cleats, Nats hat, and giant grey sunglasses that bordered on goggles. Dweeby but so cute! Only a picture of that lineup would do it justice, but I wasn’t that creepy. So you’ll just take my word for it that some of the best people watching is in the stands.
August 3rd, 2009
Had to pull out an old photo for today’s post… I see this tag all over the place, but it always makes me smile.
a good watching spot
July 6th, 2009
We watched the fireworks on Saturday night from Meridian Hill Park, but unfortunately didn’t snag as good of a view as this guy.
bottom of 18th St.
June 10th, 2009
Night at the busy intersection at the bottom of 18th street, the end of the Adams Morgan strip. And that’s all I got for today. Happy Wednesday!
June 4th, 2009
My title for this photo on my flickr stream is “Damp” and that is exactly how I’m going to be after my ride home in the rain today. Or maybe the term is “totally saturated”. Either way, RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!
Rainy night in Adams Morgan as seen with Olympus XA2.
Prop 8 Protest
May 27th, 2009
We walked by a big protest last night in Dupont Circle, where a crowd had gathered to oppose California’s upholding of Proposition 8 , which bars same-sex marriages. There were a pretty good amount of people despite the crappy weather.
April 19th, 2009
No cameras were allowed for Friday night’s show – Lily Allen at the 9:30 Club – but of course Matt snuck this picture anyways. It had been awhile since we’d been back there, and maybe it was my choice of show/musical taste, but I feel older and older every time I go there. Anyways, the show rocked, I love Lily Allen and her quirky lyrics, and I especially enjoyed her ability to dance around onstage in the tallest sparkly heels I’ve ever seen…. and, I even enjoyed the first band, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head even though I wasn’t that into their music on myspace, they weren’t too bad live.
On a side note, I love this website: Scanwiches.com
Calvert and Connecticut
February 18th, 2009
It’s certainly not the first Marilyn photo we’ve posted, nor will it be the last, but this one is a little more subtle. The way it’s photographed, it would definitely make for a great film noir setting, right at the corner of Calvert and Connecticut… There’s a lot of lights on, yet the sidewalks look pretty empty. Hmmm.
Last year this time, we were just getting back from a weekend trip to Philly…