Mount Vernon

I’ve lived most of my life in the Baltimore/Washington region and until now, I’d never visited Mount Vernon. But, that was finally rectified when I made a Sunday visit with a few people from DCPhotogs.

The weather was drab and overcast but the temperature was relatively mild. Cooler than cool but not so cold as cold, if you take my meaning. Which means that for most people it was relatively pleasant while I was happy not to be too cold.

I was surprised to learn that Mount Vernon, home of our first president and all that, was private property. I was expecting it to be federally run but it’s a for profit thing. They were very camera friendly on the outside and totally camera unfriendly on the inside so we stayed outside.

As it turned out, most of omy photos seem to be explorations of texture and contrast and saturation. I started from similar shots and processed them differntly in photoshop. And when things get boring, there’s always pictures of people taking pictures and Valaries Enormous Lens. I’d never seen a 400mm f/2.8 lens in person before and all I can say is wow, that thing is huge! It makes my 70-200 f/2.8 seem downright petite.

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