Chapel Reflections – Sedona, Arizona

I’ve decided to attempt to plan to share a photo every Thursday because photo Thursday has a nice ring to it. So here goes …

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One thing I really love when I’m out shooting is finding reflections and trying to capture them. I especially liked how the lines created many other small crosses, in addition to the famous cross of The Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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Best Views of D.C.

It’s Cherry Blossom time in Washington, D.C. When hordes of tourists descend upon the city armed with cameras. I generally find the crush of people too overwhelming to take my own camera to Tidal Basin during the festival.

I’ve lived in the D.C. area for more than a decade and before this month, had only gone to see the blossoms twice. This year, however, I decided it was time to try again armed with the right gear (tripod and shutter remote) and the will to get up earlier than most. I went last weekend (peak was supposed to be last week) and had the place to myself, but a disappointing sunrise.

Although I was not rewarded with the best sunrise today, I did capture some beautiful views of my adopted city, spent time with a friend and logged quite a bit of practice with long exposures and sunrise metering. I also realized live view is a huge (but necessary) battery drain and I really need to order a backup battery.

Here are just a few of my favorites from today.

Before the sun:

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Closer to sunrise:

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Dawn in D.C.

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