“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” –Mark Twain
Quick trip to DC for a conference. Need to brush up on taking pics with my old Panasonic point and shoot. Most came out awful. Lots a work little picture taking time – but here it is. View is National Harbor, MD on the Potomac River just outside of Washington DC.
Gotta love the “Rocket Garden’ an area where they have “planted” several rockets.
“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be in” – Martha Washington
It was certainly easy to be happy sitting on the lawn of the Martha hotel and listening to bluegrass music. ETSU is East Tennessee State University, they have a fabulous ethno musicology program – among other great studies.
Quote found at http://www.great-quotes.com/quotes/author/Martha/Washington
This was the first electric swing bridge in Florida – Over the St Johns River between Sanford and DeBary. Not much left, but at least they preserved some.
If it were allowed, I’d get my tripod and wide angle lens and spend the day (or 2) there. Unfortunately it was a 1 hour guided tour, snap away. There were seven themed rooms and the halls and stairs were amazing.
Spent last week in Philadelphia, only had my point and shoot with me, so the birds were elusive. But thought I’d share some random shots over the next couple of days.
This is the art museum, first shot from Love Park – then closer, which is more famous for having been in the movie Rocky, than for the fabulous works of art it contains. Including Carnival Evening by Henri Rousseau – my favorite artist.
Had to dig into the archives for this one. This is the upper part of Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World in Orlando. Shot with my kit lens – the spires do not really lean in like that.
I’m not really happy with my black and white conversions. There never seems to be enough contrast in my photos to make the B&W conversions pop.
So perhaps if I tried for more contrasty captures things would turn out better – another challenge!!