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I remember while I was taking this picture, I thought I’d never post it. I don’t know why but it’s just one that is very different from what I usually shoot and to be honest, it’s just a water fountain?

But for some reason I came back to it. I still remember walking back to my car and seeing this scene and thinking it was absolutely beautiful. I think it was the sound of the water that attracted me to it first. Then it was the sun light onto the water. It reminds me of peace and stillness.

Often times I’ll still shoot these type of scenes. Even if I think I’ll never post it or even if I know the composition isn’t really working for me, I’ll still shoot it. With digital photography, it’s so easy. I kinda see these images as drafts or the beginning stages of something better. Even so, I still think this one is really great and worth posting. What do you think about it?

Even to this day, I’ll still go out shooting and not post a single image from the shoot. Some may call it a waste of time. I personally that you don’t have to get a perfect 10 every time you go out. Its just not possible. I don’t get mad or frustrated. It’s just how creativity works sometimes. It’s not always there and you can’t always force it. You just have to create whatever makes you feel happy. So yes, this water fountain makes me happy. Same with the glow that the light bounce off the water is giving off.

Anyways, I hope you all have a great weekend and you see things that make you happy enough that you would want to photograph it and remember that moment forever. Peace.

PS. I don’t know where all that zen-ness came from. It was just flowing from my mind to my fingers.  I’m super sleepy and I think when I get sleepy, I get very zen like 🙂

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Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all our veterans who served our country. Thank you for our freedom. Thank you for making it safe for me to enjoy the sunrise everyday.

To show my appreciation, I’d like to offer 30% off of all my prints for the whole week. All my prints, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial images. Please use coupon code “ThankYouVets” at checkout. To see all the prints, click here.

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Its pretty cool how laid back Philly is. Kids of all ages are allowed to go wade in the water fountains. I was so surprised when I saw a little kid in here. I thought for sure he was going to get arrested! – Thats how you know you’ve been in DC too long, you think a little kid is going to get arrested.

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Happy Weekend Everyone!

Lately I’ve gotten into night photography so this past week had some exciting new images.

The first one was from the Library of Congress at night. The water fountain looks almost surreal.
Tuesday I reminisced on my memorial day weekend and cropped out an image of the Farris Wheel from Viva Vienna.
Shenandoah National Park is beautiful in so many ways. Sunrise is a time of day not many people get to see, I’m glad to show you this amazing image of blues, yellows and oranges.
I spent a night walking around DC and got some interesting shot. The first one is of the Chinatown Gate in DC. It was pretty difficult to find the perfect spot, but once I did, I think it came out great!
But the Lincoln Memorial at night has got to be my favorite image of the week. I love all the different streaks of light, including the one from the plane that was flying over by at the right moment.

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I was in FamousDC again, check out my Arlington Memorial Bridge image.

Hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll be in Philly this weekend so get ready for some brotherly love images next week 🙂