kennedy center

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Taken on the same day we took the tour around the Reach, we ended the excursion on the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace. I am in love with this roof terrace. The lines are amazing and I love how you can get such a great view of the Potomac River and Watergate Complex Apartments. Everything about this place is a photographer’s dream.

So pictured in this image is Morgan. I met her during the tour and she wore the most perfect outfit to be photographed in. I’m in love with the color and how flowy it is. I think my friend, Jarrett had the same idea because he was the one who asked her to pose for a few images. I think his specific instructions were to “jump, but don’t act like you’re jumping” LOL. Worked for me.

In order to capture this image, I got down real low to take it. I wanted to make her jump look higher than it really was- like she is levitating in the air. And then I placed the top of the rooftop so that it made for a direct line to her face. Just everything about it, the colors, the line and simplicity of this image makes me want to practice portraiture even more!

So if you don’t have any plans this weekend, I’d highly recommend checking out the Reach at the Kennedy Center. It’s very, very cool and opens tomorrow 🙂

My camera settings for this image is F4 at 1/4000th sec and ISO 250 with my Sony A7II and 70-200mm zoom.

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If you’re like me and drive on 66 past the Kennedy Center, you must have been wondering what they are building there? I feel like there have been a massive hole and cranes by the Kennedy Center for at least 2 years now, but never knew what it was.

I finally got my answer a couple of weeks ago when I was invited to visit the Reach at the Kennedy Center. I was so excited to hear that it’s an extension of the Kennedy Center that’s all about interaction and inspiring art. To be honest, it’s way cooler than I thought it would be.

Set to open this weekend, we got invited while the building was still getting its final touches. So despite the construction that was going on, I was still awestruck by the beauty. I loved how simple and clean the lines of the building were. It’s very minimalistic but with beautiful details just like the Kennedy Center.

Besides the architecture and beauty of the building, my favorite part was when we stumbled upon a class of dancers practicing ballet. If I remember correctly, these young adults were from New York and were there for a performance. I loved being able to peek at them from a window above. What an inspiring place for art.

Since I couldn’t decide which were my favorite images, I decided to include a couple more. I hope you enjoy and get a chance to visit the Reach this weekend!

My camera settings for the first image is F4 at 1/1250sec and ISO 640 and my Sony A7II and 70-200mm zoom.

Hi Everyone!

This past week has been crazy. Virginia was threaten with thunderstorms all week, so for most of my images I have some dramatic skies.

Take a look at Meadowlark Gardens with rain clouds.

The next day I headed to DC to shot the coolest building in the district, the National Museum of the American Indian.

I figured with the dramatic skies, Great Falls National Park would look nice. I was right!

The last two images of the week were older ones. The tornados eneded up being a little too much for this photographer. So, I posted an image of the Albert Einstein Memorial (how cute is Albie?) and the Kennedy Center at sunrise.

Heres a video review of my new/old Canon RS-80N3.

Two very exciting things happened this week (not in any particular order)
1. I was a finalist in the FotoDC Cherry Blossom Competition. Jump to 6:50 to see my image.
2. I’m in an ebook! 50 Awesome Things to do in Washington DC is not just an ordinary guide to DC. It’s so much more than that with restaurants, events, and tons of places to visit. Check it out for FREE!

Hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll be back next week with some awesome images of Vegas and maybe a vlog or two 🙂

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This image was taken a long time ago, probably like 3 months ago. HAHA I know thats not a long time ago, but it seems like it because I completely forgot about this shot.

I was walking around the waterfront in Georgetown and saw the gorgeous sky. I had to figure out where to get a good composition FAST. I raced over to the edge and tried to get the best shot of the Kennedy Center I could.

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