DC got a few inches of snow on Presidents’ Day and luckily for me I was staying at the W hotel next to the White House. It came as quite the surprise to me since I had no idea DC would get this amount of snow.
The Washington Monument looked fantastic in the snow and you might recognize this angle from my fall photos. The white space around the monument in photos always bothers me so it’s fun to find trees to frame it. Read More →
I made my annual stop to the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC at peak bloom. If you live in the area and haven’t seen sunrise at the tidal basin it’s well worth it.
I mostly only carry my 24mm 1.4L at this point so I keep all my photos at the same focal length. Always try to restrict yourself when going out shooting, you never know what can come out of limited the gear you bring out shooting.
The tidal basin is always a HUGE hotpot for photographers, you can barely walk around with the amount of tripods at sunrise. I loved the silhouette of this unnamed photographer capturing some of the beautiful trees.
After the District got pounded with about 7 inches of snow I knew I had to go out and explore the city. I walked about 5 miles around the White House and the Washington Monument to see what I could capture.
After finishing a delicious prosciutto & black mission Fig at Matchbox with a friend we decided to travel the streets photographing DC at night. We grabbed a quick cappuccino near Dupont and headed to the White House which was unfortunately isn’t lit at night. The monuments were the next best thing at this point so after walking a few miles we were eventually at the Washington Monument. It was nice to be able to walk up to the monument since last year it was fenced off for repairs. Read More →
After three years of being closed due to earthquake repairs the Washington Monument is finally open to the public! I was honored to be in one of the first groups (the fifth group specifically) up in this DC landmark. The Department of Interior (usinterior on Instagram) picked 12 instagrammers to go up to the top and I was selected out of 600+ entries. It was a lot of fun meeting fellow photographers in the area. One even drove from New York City for the event.