Autumn beauty at the Tidal Basin

November 16, 2020  •  1 Comment

Autumn in Rock Creek Park

November 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn at Boulder BridgeAutumn at Boulder BridgeAutumn with fall foliage at Boulder Bridge in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

Autumn is now in full swing here in Washington, D.C. The leaves take a little longer to turn here because the weather stays warm longer. The fall foliage first appears in the north and west and then gradually makes its way here. When it finally arrives, one of the best places to appreciate it is in Rock Creek Park.

Here are two recent photos from Rock Creek Park. The first is of Boulder Bridge and the second is of the rapids just north of Rapids Bridge. I shot them both with a polarizer to get rid of glare from the water. I think they turned out great.

Autumn and RapidsAutumn and RapidsFall foliage and rapids in Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.


Autumn in the Mid-Atlantic

October 18, 2020  •  1 Comment

A walk in the woodsA walk in the woodsA gentle autumn stroll through the woods near Lake Laura in Basye, Virginia.

Autumn is arguably the nicest season in the Mid-Atlantic region. The weather can be very pleasant, with the sun shining and the temperatures being neither too hot, nor too cold. It's a great time to be outside.

I took the photos of the path in the woods near Lake Laura in Basye, Virginia. The covered bridge is Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge, which is near Mount Jackson, Virginia.

Meem's Bottom Covered BridgeMeem's Bottom Covered BridgeMeem's Bottom Covered Bridge near Mount Jackson, Virginia. A covered bridge and a red antique truckA covered bridge and a red antique truckA red antique 1931 pickup truck drives out of Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge near Mount Jackson, Virginia. A beautiful pathA beautiful pathA trail through the woods on a beautiful autumn day near Lake Laura in Basye, Virginia.


Autumnal Equinox on H Street 2020

October 01, 2020  •  1 Comment

2020 Autumnal Equinox Sunrise on H Street 12020 Autumnal Equinox Sunrise on H Street 1The sun rises during the autumnal equinox on the H Street corridor in Washington, D.C., and featuring the DC Streetcar. The autumnal equinox was on September 22 and it marked the beginning of fall for the Northern Hemisphere. It's a notable occasion for shooting cityscapes because, on the day of an equinox, the sun rises and sets along the path of the equator. When you have a street like H Street in Washington, D.C., which runs directly east and west, the sun rises and sets at the ends of the street. I think that makes for neat cityscapes.

2020 Autumnal Equinox Sunrise on H Street 22020 Autumnal Equinox Sunrise on H Street 2The sun rises during the autumnal equinox on the H Street corridor in Washington, D.C., and featuring the DC Streetcar.

I took these photos last week. We had clear skies, warm temperatures, and some haze from the large forest fires way over on the West Coast. It's amazing that the fires were so large that they affected the atmospheric conditions here on the East Coast.

2020 Autumnal Equinox Sunrise on H Street 32020 Autumnal Equinox Sunrise on H Street 3The sun rises during the autumnal equinox on the H Street corridor in Washington, D.C., and featuring the DC Streetcar.


Pink and purple skies over the Capitol

September 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Pink and purple over the CapitolPink and purple over the CapitolA summer sunset brings pink and purple skies to the Capitol, while the dome of the Capitol is reflected in the skylight of the Capitol Visitor Center after a recent rainstorm.

I took this photo of the Capitol after a recent rainstorm. The glass in the foreground is from one of the big skylights for the Capitol Visitor Center, which lies entirely underground. The puddles are from a recent rainstorm, which also produced the beautiful sky.

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