Washington D.C. is known for limestone buildings, but the softer side of the Nation's Capital blooms but once a year. I visualized this image as black and white when I exposed the frame. The blue sky was slightly dark and the lack of clouds left the scene in need of action. The blossoms converted nicely into black and white, and this transformation brought drama to the image. The negative space surrounding the moon helps highlight both the rising moon and the cherry blossoms of April.
Next time you are in Washington D.C., set aside a few hours to walk outside of your comfort zone (e.g.: Mall, museums, and government buildings) and search for D.C.'s soft side. Your search will be worth the effort!
March 13, 2010
Sitting idle on the waters of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong helped me 'paint' with the bright lights that emanated from buildings across the harbour. (The British spelling of harbor seems applicable when discussing a former British territory.) This image was captured before the light-show, A Symphony of Lights, started. Relatively few vessels ventured the harbour this night and provided ample time for me to 'paint' on the watery 'canvas'.
It is easy to get locked into photographing architecture and street scenes when in Asia, so it was pleasing to break free from the norm and try a new technique with my Canon S90.
March 11, 2010