george washington parkway

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Sometimes its good to just wonder.

The other day I was out by the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial shooting the red tulips. They are so beautiful when they’re fully bloomed. Can you imagine just red on red flowers all lined up at sunrise? It’s like a dreammmm.

Typically when the sun has come up for a while, I’ll head back to my car. But on this day I was not ready. I didn’t want to go back. It was such a beautiful Sunday morning that I felt the need to go on a walk. So walking along the trail next to the George Washington Parkway, I found myself capturing the willow trees with the Washington Monument. I loved how linear everything was. I probably stopped at like 5 willow trees to use the branches as framing pieces. But then there was this one tree where the sun light was hitting it just right.

Wow, check out those leaves on top of the image. If that ain’t an image all on it’s own then I don’t know what is. But then mister bike guy came rolling past and made it even more perfect. I had no idea he was coming and once I saw him in my camera frame, I just kept on clicking, clicking, clicking.

LOL I waited a bit longer to see if I could recreate this moment with another biker. But I waited a good 10 minutes and no one showed up. I lady ran past but it just wasn’t the same. I don’t know what I was looking for with the other biker. I guess I just wanted options. Either way, it was the perfect Sunday morning walk.

My camera settings for this image is F/18 at 1/100th of a second at ISO 400 with my Sony A7Ii and 16-35mm wide angle lens.

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Are you guys getting tired of these autumn images yet? I think the leaves are really starting to fall off now but I still have so many images from this season. It’s been so great. So much fun going out to shoot. I love the fall and not really looking forward to winter.

But really looking forward to thanksgiving 🙂

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Gorgeous morning on the Theodore Roosevelt Island trail. I was walking back to my car but couldn’t help but notice the amazing light coming through the trees. We’ve been having these amazing sunrises and sunsets with such warm light. Can fall last forever?

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If you saw a crazy girl running with her hair everywhere and a tripod in her hand along the parkway, that was me. I was so late to this sunrise. I always forget about traffic now that the sun rises so much later in the day. I was pretty much jumping up and down in the driver seat all the way down GW Parkway to get to Roosevelt Island. Glad I was still able to catch some of the color before it faded.

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A little bit before the fireworks started on July 4th, the boats and were getting ready to catch the best view of the city. I was standing close to the George Washington Parkway along with thousands of other people. I remember that night being kinda foggy and with the smoke coming from the fireworks, it made for a really interesting show.