In this short post I share a couple of pre-dawn photographs taken at the DC Tidal Basin. It's a place I love to visit and if you arrive early you can really make a great day of it before the crowds arrive.
A quick post and dash today, friends. This week has landed me in the very busy zone while I work on 2 upcoming projects simultaneously. Normally I'd be looking forward to the weekend but 1 of these projects takes place then so... I'll be catching up to your creative postings during odd hours. Today's image was taken during the Summer of 2011 on one of my trips to the nations capitol. Previously I posted this inside look of the Jefferson Memorial and geez, that seems so long ago. A truckload of images have been processed since then. :-)
This is one of those images that I had looked at many times but passed it over since this place has been photographed more times than anyone can count. This time I decided the image had been in the file long enough. After running it through HDR Efex Pro and masking out many of the people, it was given a little Topaz Adjust and an S-curve to soften the harsh midday light.
The staircase was initially fairly crowded but I used 4 other images and brushed in some areas with no people. The guy in the lower right is probably wondering what happened to the 2 ladies that were following him. :-)
Have a great day and we'll catch up to you soon.
One of the challenges of photography is to attempt to present images from a different point of view. This is particularly the case when visiting popular places and landmarks. The Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC is no exception. There are probably a gazillion photos of the place and many show the same view. While in the DC area earlier this year I made it a point to visit the Memorial, since I had never done so on my many previous visits. Naturally, there was a large crowd of visitor's when I arrived, but I found it quite an experience as there were people from all over the globe, a virtual United Nations if you will. :-) It was nice to see. Anyhow, I shot many photos, some of which ended up being the typical travel shots that we've come to expect. My wife and I decided to make our way inside to get a closer look at the statue. I reeled off several more shots including the one below where I aimed above the crowd in an attempt to create something a little different.
This is a simple 3-bracket set of exposures that got my usual HDR processing. Hope you enjoy it.
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