Impressions, Old Town Waterfront

Impressions, Old Town Waterfront
Impressions, Old Town Waterfront. Nikon D810, Nikon 200mm f/4 AI, ISO 64, f/8, 6 sec.

Lights from the dock, restaurants, and boats shimmer in the waters of the Potomac River.  An exposure time of six seconds allows them to blur and become colorful patterns against the deep blue of the twilight sky reflected in the water.


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!

Society Fair Chandelier, South Washington Street

Society Fair Chandelier, South Washington Street
Society Fair Chandelier, South Washington Street. Nikon D200, 135mm 2.8 AI, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/250 sec.

Hanging out with my coffee and pain au raisin (by the way, ridiculously good) in Society Fair the other day, I was observing this chandelier hanging above the checkout area. The juxtaposition of daylight and artificial light being refracted through the crystals was fascinating.

I took the photo with the white balance set to tungsten, so the daylight ends up looking blue. Much of the rest of the photo goes to black because the ambient light level in the store was much lower relative to the light in the chandelier.