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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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

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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.