DC Drives

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As I was taking these pictures, I was thinking to myself how fortunate I am to live in Virginia. Here’s what I mean, I can drive 20 minutes east and be in the most powerful city in the world. I can drive 1 hour west and be in one of the most amazing national parks in the country and see beautiful leaves like these.

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Skyline Drive, Virginia

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One of the benefits of waking up early is that there are no cars on the road. I was able to stand right in the middle of the road for at least 10 minutes without anyone to bother me.


Shenandoah National Park in the Autumn Time

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Yesterday was a little unusual. I woke up earlier than my alarm clock which meant I left the house a little earlier than I expected to. I left with the intention of going to Manassas Battlefield but while I was on the road I realized I would of just waited in the parking lot for about 30 minutes before I’d see any light. So instead of waiting, I thought I’d just go straight to Shenandoah National park and check out the color on the trees.

Most of the trees are still green, a few had color, but I mostly saw fog. As I got higher in the mountain, the foggier it got. It got foggier, windier and rainy. I’ll definitely be back again later in the week to scope out the scene.


Reflections in the Tidal Basin

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Early morning light over the Jefferson Memorial made for a beautiful reflection in the Tidal Basin.


WWII Fountains

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Happy Columbus day. Any plans? I think I may go out and try to find some good Columbus day sales. Over the weekend I was out taking pictures of the clouds. Whats new?


Full Moon at the Air Force Memorial

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So, I didn’t make it to the blood moon. I have 3 really good excuses, but thats just it, they’re excuses. I tried to make up for it by going the next day and trying to capture the moon. I was hoping for one of the points to point at the moon but got there too late. Next time, Moon.


Storm Brewing over the Lincoln Memorial

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I was walking back to my car when I thought I would see what the Lincoln Memorial looked like in my camera. The light was gorgeous and I ended up spending at least another hour shooting the memorials.


Washington DC Storm

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It was fun watching the clouds roll in. They were looking pretty fierce and I was getting ready to run to my car as soon as it started to pour but it never came. A light sprinkle here and there but cleared up in a few hours. My kinda rain!


Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Kind of appropriate that it was so stormy above the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


Lincoln Memorial Steps

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I’m glad I woke up early Saturday morning. There was this amazing storm brewing just over the monument. Hopefully I got some great cloud images. I love photographing an oncoming storm. The air is so nice and crisp, breeze blowing and there’s just something about the lighting that makes storm clouds amazing.