Last year was the first time I noticed holiday decorations at Dulles International Airport. It’s pretty cool because they light up the huge windows in the front with red, blue and green lights alternating. They can be seen from the interior and exterior, but I really enjoyed the interior because they also added Christmas trees on top of the doors. It made me smile while I was walking through, even if I was just there to photograph the decor and I wasn’t even traveling. LOL.
And yes, I had saved this image for a year just so I could share it when it was holiday-appropriate.
My camera settings for this image is F4 at 1/30th sec and ISO 500 with my Sony A7II and 16-35mm wide-angle lens.
Arrived into Dulles airport real late last night and went straight to bed. Today I plan on catching up on a lot of emails, laundry and image editing. Any image or place you want to see in particular? I’m taking requests. LOL. Can’t wait to start diving in to these photos. Only problem is that I took so many pictures that it’s hard to figure out where to start! Its a good problem I guess 🙂 More stories about our road trip as the blog posts start rolling out and there will be a youtube video!
But it feels so good to be home.
In general, many people ask me for my secret shooting location or favorite spot to shoot in DC. It’s hard to say. But what’s easy to say is my favorite parking spot. It’s 100% the paddle boat parking lot at the Tidal Basin, as seen on this map. It is by far the most centrally located parking space to all the monuments, but for some reason hardly anyone parks here. Theres always plenty of parking whenever I go. Plus it’s freeeee! The only down side to this parking lot is that it’s closed during Cherry Blossom season. 2 weeks out of the year? No big deal. I’ll take it!
Even if you’re feeling a bit lazy and don’t want to leave the parking lot, you get some beautiful views like this one. I love these new swan paddle boats. They make things so much more interesting.
I shot this with my fav, Ice Neutral Density Filter 10stop to get that silky smoother water. My camera settings for this image was F7.1 at 25 seconds at ISO 500 on a tripod on a super cloudy but beautiful evening.
Starting tomorrow will be images from our trip! Can’t wait to share with you! EEEKKKKKKKK.