Downhill, S Fairfax Street

Downhill, S Fairfax Street
Downhill, S Fairfax Street. Nikon D200, Nikon 200mm f/4 AI, ISO 400, f/4, 1/500 sec.

This was another instance where I found a scene that I really liked, but it needed a human element to add interest. I camped out in this spot for a while and got several different shots of people walking by, but this guy running down the street was by far the most interesting. Not being dressed in running gear, you have to wonder why he is running. Furthermore, I was able to catch him at a moment where it almost looks like he is floating on air.

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Summer Window Planters, Cameron Street

Summer Window Planters, Cameron Street
Summer Window Planters, Cameron Street. Nikon D200, 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 @ 70mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.

I’m not around Old Town as much anymore since I moved to Del Ray, but when I do go I end up seeing different things. I feel like when you pass the same things everyday, you tend to become blind to them. That’s definitely a major factor, but in this case it was as simple as having to park on a street that I didn’t used to walk quite as much.

I love the patina of the brick juxtaposed with the bright colors in the planters. Texture, color, line, form. A few of my favorite things.

Fireboat & Rainbow, Potomac River

Fireboat & Rainbow, Potomac River
Fireboat & Rainbow, Potomac River. Nikon D200, 180mm 2.8 AIS ED, ISO 200, f/8, 1/500 sec.

It’s pretty fun to sit and watch the Alexandria Fire Department show off, although I’m sure they have a good reason for these exercises! The sun was hitting the scene just right, forming a rainbow in the mist from the stream of water.

Contrasts, South Fairfax Street

Contrasts, South Fairfax Street
Contrasts, South Fairfax Street. Nikon D200, 105mm 2.5 AI, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/200 sec.

The southeast quadrant of Old Town Alexandria is characterized by its colorful townhouses. Some of them would look almost identical but for their vastly different color palettes. Take a walk down South Fairfax Street. The block between Gibbon & Wilkes is one of my favorites for seeking out color.

Tableware, Old Town Waterfront

Tableware, Old Town Waterfront
Tableware, Old Town Waterfront. Nikon D200, 35mm 1.8 AF-S DX, ISO 200, f/2, 1/100 sec.

The Waterfront Market in Old Town is in the midst of a remodel and (I think) expansion. Luckily, someone there seems to be setting up perfect little still-lifes for those of us who are looking. There is a nice array of plates, bowls, and utensils right next to the window. I spent quite a while there trying different angles and compositions.

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!

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.

Backlit Flower, Jones Point Park

Backlit Flower, Jones Point Park
Backlit Flower, Jones Point Park. Nikon D200, 135mm 2.8 AI, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec.

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m posting a flower photo. I know.

It is red and green though… sorta. It also feels like spring outside, so hey—why not? In actuality I snapped this photo in November, just a month or so ago.