Passing through DC

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    I'm moving to NY and my route is taking me right through the middle of Washington DC, so I decided to stay a couple of days and explore. I took a ton of pics (of course), but I'll only share a few for now. Despite the multitudes of tourists, there were still many good photo ops to be had!

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    I went last year and stayed a weekend, walked and walked and walked!!! I thought I could see it all in a day and a half. Boy was I wrong. There are so so so many photo ops in DC. I loved it there, the metro is so clean and safe fealing for such a large city. Maybe I will post a few pics of my DC trip....don't want to hijack your thread....yet. lol, jk if you don't want me to post them in your thread thats fine too.
     
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    I'm sure there's a political joke in #2 somewhere but I'm too tired to come up with it. :D

    Love the Washington Monument shot - interesting angle and the flag adds a lot to it.

    I'm curious on the shot of the wall - was there a name in particular (i.e. a relative) that you were after, or were you just trying to find an angle you liked?
     
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    1) dun know if i really like the bush reflection.
    2) could use some fill light on bird and trees
    3) not bad
     
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    I'm going to be different and say that I love the first picture. The juxtaposition of the names with the reflection of the Washington monument brings to mind the love of country for which all of those men died.
     
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    I like the first one too. I wonder what it would have looked like if the focus had been on the reflection. Either way it's thought provoking.
     
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    Not very good. Maybe if I had gotten the reflection and names in closer focus it would have worked, but the one shot I tried that with didn't come out that great so I scrapped the idea.
     
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    I was trying to find an angle without people in it. Kind of had to take what I could get.

    I don't know anyone on the wall, but my dad (Vietnam vet) knows his share.
     
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    Honest Abe was a Swan? :meh:

    OP-No pictures of the Brickskellar? You missed out on DC's finest institution.
     
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    my favorite is the first one with how you got the reflection off of the vietnam wall. I remember stoping there as I was passing through from south carolina to pennsylvania and had some free time. It was just so moving walking slowly along the vietnam wall. I had my camera with me but didn't take a picture... I just was so moved
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of... ahem.. *drumroll*

    "Anytime you walk around DC, you're sure to find a lot of quacks."
     
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    Geese don't quack.
     

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