See the Sea. (Washington, D.C.) – Sea turtle exhibit at the National Aquarium. Not a ‘great’ place to go in D.C. as the Baltimore Aquarium easily bests it in size and variety, but the photo opp’s were a plenty with the scratched glass and strange backlighting of the exhibits. And who doesn’t love miniature sea turtles?? Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 50mm f/1.4.
Boring Postcard. (Del Ray, Alexandria, VA) – A tribute to one of my favorite books of all time: Boring Postcards. Depressing, harking back to a fabled ‘innocent’ era, and completely uninspiring, you won’t be able to look away as this collection bores you to tears. And I feel… mehhhh. But I love this camera. Produced the image this afternoon with my Canonet QL 17 GIII and some expired Kodak test film. Canon Canonet QL 17 GIII, Kodak Film 100.
Karma (The Dog, Not the Force). (New Hope, PA) – Oh yes, she will come back to get you… and hopefully, puppy-dog licks are the reward. Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 50mm f/1.4.
Marbles. (National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC) – Miniature head carving. Loving the scale and rendering. Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 50mm f/1.4.
The Canon Cannon. (Alexandria, VA) – A new toy made its way into my hands. An antique shop find, wayyyy under-priced, and all the shutter speeds *sound* about right. Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 28-70mm f/2.8.
Skulldog. (Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC) – Another fun composition that I found in the museum, complete with a light-leak/shutter-bounce from my Leica R5. Off to the repair shop. Leica R5, Leica 35mm f/2.
Stephanie and Justin. (Navy Yard Waterfront Park, Washington, DC) – A cross-over image from a good friend’s engagement shoot on Sunday. We played a lot with scale and light and forms, and this is one of my favorites out of the set. After playing with Jackson the Dog, riding our Surly bikes in a pack, hanging out at the Capitol, and photographing at the Navy Yard, we celebrated some awesome times over Bloody Marys. Yum. Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8.
The Sheep of G.W. (Mount Vernon Estate, VA) – Maybe more of a camera test shot, but I really enjoy the sheepish expression. Mamiya C3, Sekor 80mm f/2.8.
Joe Knowledge. (Meridian Park, Washington, D.C.) – Joe Knowledge. He will drop it on you, oh yes – he will. Mamiya C3, Sekor 80mm f/2.8.
Sea Monsters. (Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington, DC) – Remains of sea monsters. Their design is inspiring. Leica R5, Leica 35mm f/2.