I’ve been waiting for the weather to get nice enough for outdoor photography again and this weekend delivered. My first time out photographing DC in 2015 produced some of my best shots ever with this amazing sunset over the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin.
Arizona Sunset is my first ever attempt at a day/night time-lapse. I was presented with a great opportunity to capture a beautiful sunset and took advantage. The logistics of taking a time-lapse when there is such a wide variation in light proved challenging. In addition to careful setup for the shoot, post processing work was required to clean up the photos. However, I think the result speaks for itself. I’ve learned a lot and can’t wait to explore time-lapse photography even more in the future!
Photographing the war memorials in and around Washington, DC is one of my favorite things to do. They are incredibly reflective spots and photographing them forces you to spend more time, and give greater attention, than you would on a normal visit.
When I arrived at the Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, there were plenty of tourists coming and going. Many arrived on chartered tour buses as the sun set.
But once it was dark, I suddenly realized I was the only person there. It did not last long, however. After a few minutes, emerging from the pitch blackness, two or three members of the Navy in their dress-white uniforms appeared. No one said a word to anyone else, but enjoying the monument with no one else but a few current members of the military was a special treat.
President Obama is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard this week, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite photos from when I visited Martha’s Vineyard late last summer. We caught a ferry back from the island at sunset and as we sped across the sound I captured this shot of two fishing boats basking in the final golden rays of sunlight.
I am a millennial proudly living and working in our nation's capital.
I'm passionate about politics and technology and have extensive skills in social media, graphic design, web design, video and photography. I'm driven to use these talents to effect political change and improve our world.
Outside of work I'm a news junkie and enjoy taking my camera out to photograph the beautiful Washington, DC area.