Photo Essay: Afternoon Trip to DC

I originally had no intention of taking a trip to DC, but I really wanted to get my step count in for the day, thus motivated me to get out of the house to snap some pics during “golden hour”.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Not surprised to see a lot of tourists during this time of the year.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Got off the Arlington Cemetery metro stop as the sun was slowly setting. It was a challenge to snap sharp pics with the 70-200 F/4 since the lighting wasn’t ideal, but the lens impressed me despite this.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

I’ve never seen so many selfie takers in one area before, not including selfie sticks…

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

…like this couple

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

I really regretted forgetting my B+W 10 Stop ND Filter for this shot of the mall. I had the tripod with me which proved to be unnecessary since I couldn’t take high exposure photos anyway.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Nice shot of this couple. Sony’s excellent dynamic range impresses me.

I really didn’t feel like dealing with the clusterfuck inside the Lincoln Memorial so I walked toward the other end of the Lincoln Memorial after grabbing a burger from the refreshment stand (it was terrible) to the Vietnam War Memorial.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Someone actually didn’t know what this was and thought I used some “visual effect”. SMH.

The Vietnam War Memorial’s reflecting wall gets me all the time. The onyx black finish reflect everything in a macabre way.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

I was losing light to the point where I had to crank up the ISO and fully utilize the slower shutter speed on the 70-200 F/4 (almost down to 1/20) with OSS.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Back onto the Memorial Bridge

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Arlington National Cemetery

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Going back home

The camera chewed through one battery during this trip.

 

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