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Featured Ambling around DC - Formerly "DC in the Snow"

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Lupin 3rd, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Got a nice bit of snow in DC and decided to take a few photos around the mall, mainly the Lincoln, WWII, and Jefferson Memorials.

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  2. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Hoped to get a few more photos of snow covered trees, but there was not much. I did enjoy some nice reflections though. :) 

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  3. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Got a bit of snow in DC but a lot of cold and ice, so obviously I had to go out and take photos! :biggrin:

    All these photos are from around the Tidal Basin. Almost completely frozen over except for this corner.
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    Do I feel lucky? Well yes I do, I placed the camera and tripod directly on the ice to take the photo above.
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    Heard some geese but took me a while to figure out where they were...
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    Every now and then I need to remind myself of how good the IS is on Olympus cameras: 0.8sec with a 45mm lens. :biggrin:
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    Off to meet with my latest informer...
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    We might have scared off someone...
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  4. twigboy

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  5. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Well the snow is probably gone for the year, but I'm still walking around taking photos. So I figured I should update the thread title and spam some more!

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  6. twigboy

    twigboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Check the weather report for Wednesday!
     
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  7. Very nice work @Lupin 3rd@Lupin 3rd, most of these places are semi familiar because of all the photos that I have seen of them for so many years. Your take on them gives them a new perspective.
     
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  8. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Thanks, I'll try and keep things interesting as time allows. But speaking of perspective ... your location in SW Utah! It is stunning out there!
     
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  9. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Paid a visit to the Hirshorn museum on my way home. There was only one exhibit that really fascinated me: Pulse by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

    It's a three-part interactive exhibit: the first projects fingerprints on the wall. Any visitor can have a finger print scanned and it becomes part of the exhibit. I can only wonder how many kids scanned their middle fingers just for laughs. Anyhow I didn't connect with it, seemed gross like naked old people. Sorry, no photos. Or maybe, 'you're welcome'.


    Exhibit 2/3 was more interesting, quote: "Sensors turn your pulse into ripples on illuminated water tanks, creating ever-changing patterns that are reflected on the gallery walls." Okay, we're going somewhere now.

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    And finally 3/3: Pulse Room. "featuring hundreds of clear, incandescent light bulbs hanging from the ceiling in even rows, pulsing with the heartbeats of past visitors. You can add your heartbeat to the installation by touching a sensor, which transmits your pulse to the first bulb. Additional heartbeats continue to register on the first bulb, advancing earlier recordings ahead one bulb at a time. The sound of the collected heartbeats join the light display to amplify the physical impact of the installation."

    Brought back memories of my late teens, getting early at the club before all the cool people, when it was nearly empty and dancing like an idiot by yourself. :D  Except this was good.

    The camera struggled to focus, but before switching to manual it did grab a shot. I think the out of focus image does better to capture the ambient than focused images.

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    Peek behind the curtain of focus and reality isn't as fascinating.

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    It is fascinating to grab the handles and watch how your heart rate affects the current pattern. :biggrin:
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    Hope this was interesting or maybe entertaining. If not, sorry for wasting your time. :biggrin:
     
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  10. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Made it to the Freer|Sackler (Asian Art) gallery today.

    On the Sackler side there's an ongoing exhibit on Buddhism across Asia with some beautiful statues and beautiful videos (on three separate screens) of Sri Lanka's Great Stupa.

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    The Freer has a nice little courtyard that's open to the public and is really enjoyable when the trees (finally) blossom in the spring.

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    As for this statue? I just want to take it home with me.
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  11. Sawdust

    Sawdust Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Just. Wow.
     
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  12. Jeff Storck

    Jeff Storck Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    You got some sweet shots here.
     
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  13. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Very nicely done!
     
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  14. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Thanks for featuring this thread, totally stoked!

    Got lucky with the sunrise on my way to work, all from around the Jefferson Memorial / Tidal Basin.

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  15. rich.smith

    rich.smith Mu-43 Regular

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    Nice shots of the Jefferson Memorial. I particularly like the framing where you can see the statue.

    I plan on hitting the cherry blossoms this year. I'll have to find that vantage point.
     
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  16. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Thanks!

    You can walk all around the Tidal Basin [google maps], plenty of spots for nice photos. I took the first shot near the boats and the latter two near the Roosevelt Memorial.

    If you can get there early since the place get's packed with visitors and parking can be problematic.
     
  17. rich.smith

    rich.smith Mu-43 Regular

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    I live in Northern VA. I've been to see the blossoms a few times. Once I arrived before sunrise.

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