Wintry Dock, Old Town Waterfront

Wintry Dock, Old Town Waterfront
Wintry Dock, Old Town Waterfront. Nikon D200, 35mm 1.8 AF-S DX, ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/100 sec.

Before those of us in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. forget that there was a blizzard last weekend, I thought I’d post a photo I took during the great dig-out. Here’s to a few days of spring-like weather!

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Window Under Streetlight, South Lee Street

Window Under Streetlight, South Lee Street
Window Under Streetlight, South Lee Street. Nikon D200, 35mm 1.8 AF-S DX, ISO 640, f/4, 1/15 sec.

Light is fascinating to me. In this instance, it was the color of the streetlight that was really intriguing. I believe this was shot in late November and, for me, the color palette really evokes the feeling of that time of year.

City Hall Steeple, King Street

City Hall Steeple, King Street
City Hall Steeple, King Street. Nikon D200, 180 2.8 AIS ED, ISO 200, f/4, 1/250 sec.

You can’t really do better for light than the warm glow from the setting sun. We may not be seeing much sun for the next couple of days here in the DC area, what with the impending blizzard. Stay warm folks!

Ship & Bottle, South Union Street

Ship & Bottle, South Union Street
Ship & Bottle, South Union Street. Nikon D200, 35mm 1.8 AF-S DX, ISO 100, f/2, 1/80 sec.

There’s nothing like enjoying a nice meal while the snow falls outside. We had a windowside table at Union Street Public House today. Great decor and vibe.

Tables and Lights, King Street

Tables and Lights, King Street
Tables and Lights, King Street. Nikon D200, 180 2.8 AIS ED, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/125 sec.

One restaurant on King Street still had its Christmas tree up, so I took advantage of the opportunity. Decorative lights look great out of focus (especially with a lens of this caliber). No one was dining outdoors on this particular evening though—a bit chilly I think!

Wreath and Door Knocker, Duke Street

Wreath and Door Knocker, Duke Street
Wreath and Door Knocker, Duke Street. Nikon D200, 60mm 2.8 AF Micro, ISO 100, f/8, 1/200 sec.

Muted colors can be just as beautiful as bright, bold colors. This was an interesting take on the normal green and red that you see all over Old Town around Christmas. Taken last month, I’m finally getting around to posting this one.

Robinson Terminal South, Wolfe Street

Robinson Terminal South, Wolfe Street
Robinson Terminal South, Wolfe Street. Nikon D200, 35mm 1.8 AF-S DX, ISO 100, f/8, 1/80 sec.

With the amount of great architecture around town, I’m always on the lookout for manifestations of form, color, and texture. Although it’s not a fine piece of architecture by most standards, I liked the layers of color and form present in this warehouse. I’m not sure how much longer this building is going to be here, with the impending redevelopment of the Alexandria waterfront.

Great Blue Heron, Huntley Meadows Park

Great Blue Heron, Huntley Meadows Park. Nikon D200, 75-300mm AF @165mm, ISO 500, f/11, 1/250 sec.
Great Blue Heron, Huntley Meadows Park. Nikon D200, 75-300mm AF @165mm, ISO 500, f/11, 1/250 sec.

With a little patience, you can get really close to the great blue herons at Huntley Meadows Park. I was able to achieve a studio look to this portrait by shooting after the sun had gone down.There was very little ambient light left, so I could make the background go totally black while illuminating the heron with flash.