Ambling around DC - Formerly "DC in the Snow"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
 

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

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