Monumental

So if you follow me on Instgram you know I was in Washington DC on Saturday. It may seem strange, but I hate DC. This isn’t a political rant, I live near it and grew up with it 15-30 minutes away. That means, I’m a DC native as anyone who lives in DC suburbs of Virginia or Maryland considered a native. That means, most of us are sensible and avoid the city like the plague because of traffic and this time of the year, tourists. I have little sense and I also had a new camera to play with. I don’t want to give away what type of camera it is but I knew I needed to play with it some place that would make it worth my while. So off to The Mall in DC. I also packed my Sigma DP1 and my Ricoh GR. These images were shot with the Sigma DP1 which is a weird camera. It’s effective resolution is like 5mp but its a Foveon sensor so each color channel has its own sensor. There are pluses and minuses. When the sensor nails it, it nails it. When the sensor chokes, you might as well toss the image. The middle image was a choke but I kept playing with it in Photoshop until I got it someplace I could tolerate. I wanted a lot more detail but was satisfied with the Jefferson Memorial standing out like it did and left it like that. I originally wanted it in color but there was so much color fringing I could not remotely hope to fix it. The two of the Washington Monument were tolerable with the water shot being the best. I need to play with the camera some more. I know it doesn’t like spot metering as a lot of the images were dark. Regardless, its a fun little camera to play with and I’ll keep it around for times I feel like frustrating myself in post processing.

Enjoy the images.

Monumental

Monumental

Monumental

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  1. I like DC. It has energy no other city contains. Your pictures are great. The color that comes out with the water and the sky are great. Know you enhance but it is nice to see the sights I grew up with so many years ago. I miss it.

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