I had to travel to another office in Virginia so on my way back to Maryland I figured why not stop at one of the overlooks on the George Washington Parkway and snap a few pictures since I had my Sony RX100M3 with me. I snapped a few different shots so I might show them later but I liked this one at first glance. I liked the colors of the flowers down near the river and then the trees leading towards Georgetown which is the buildings you see between the trees.
Nothing overly fancy here editing wise. Just a straight up tone curves adjustment and the dodging and burning to get the tones I wanted. The one thing I had to do was use the clone stamp to get rid of some of the branches that were in the frame. While I was using the RX100M3 which has a 70mm lens I did have the Canon S100 with me which has a 100mm. A bit more reach would have been nice but I knew the 2/3″ sensor would not do the image justice like the 1″ sensor in the Sony. So the clone stamp got a workout.
Link to the full resolution.
This is the Key Bridge that leads into Georgetown which is apart of Washington, DC. I just really liked the reflections coming in off the water. This was shot a few years ago and I finally processed it. Was shot on a Panasonic G3 and a Sigma 60mm (120mm ).
This is a shot of the Potomac River that runs through Maryland, Virginia, and DC. I was in Virginia when I shot the image and the distant lights are Georgetown which is apart of DC.
The image is two years old. This was more as an experiment for me before I returned to more recently shot stuff. I was never happy with how they turned out the first time i did the editing so with 2 more years of Photoshop knowhow behind me I went and redid a batch with my new workflow.
My cynical, inner George Carlin side always wonders why if they are psychic would they need a shop. They should know my issues and what I want to do and no need for me to come to them. They can come to me because they know what I want already! Save the rent money on the store front and just wander around charging people. Seems a better business model.
This wraps up the Georgetown stuff I have shot. Thanks for everyone for bearing with my schedule. This was actually posted on Thursday evening along with the last few days so I could enjoy some downtime working on new photos in Mexico. Look for Mexico and San Diego stuff. I am also hoping to get the photos from my super double secret camera back as well. So look forward to some newer stuff and more then just single images.
When I see bikes like this I think of the Western movies where the cowboys would hitch their horses up and go about their business in town. So when I see bikes like this I think hitching post. Enjoy.
Another canal shot. This one is more industrial feeling from back when this was a working area versus an upscale shopping and dining district. My favorite view here is of the guy walking across the bridge spontaneously. Enjoy.
I have no real idea why I like this image. I just do. The wall shrub thing reflecting in the water just appeals to me. I will admit to making it a wee bit more greener than reality but the sky is natural. So enjoy.