Snowy Branches, Commonwealth Avenue

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Snowy Branches, Commonwealth Avenue. Nikon D200, 50mm f/2 K, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.

Here’s a little snow to remind you that it’s actually still winter in the northern hemisphere. Also, not a bad example of some of the beautiful architecture here in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

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Exposed Wall, Gibbon Street

Exposed Wall, Gibbon Street. Nikon D200, 18-70mm AF-S DX @ 70mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125 sec
Exposed Wall, Gibbon Street. Nikon D200, 18-70mm AF-S DX @ 70mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125 sec

On one of our evening walks with the kids, we passed this house that we’ve passed at least a hundred times before. Except this time it looked markedly different.

“Was that wall always like that?” I asked my wife. Definitely not we decided.

Nikon D200, 75-300 4.5-5.6 AF @112mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/500 sec
Nikon D200, 75-300 4.5-5.6 AF @112mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/500 sec

I had to do a Google maps street view search to even recall what it looked like before (white plaster or something), but now the original brick was exposed in all its glory- and with a surprise. I love these old advertisements that were just painted right onto buildings. It reminds me a bit of the sign painted onto the cliff above Harpers Ferry (photo at right). Lasting impressions from a time long gone.