A Walk Across the Bay

Race route for the Across the Bay 10K

Race route for the Across the Bay 10K

Once a year there is the opportunity to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on foot. It takes the form of a 10 K race/walk. I chose to walk with my camera. It was a perfect day for the activity i.e. sunny, mild and not much wind. I would have liked to spend more time but I (and some 20,000 others) had a time limit of 2 1/2 hours to complete the crossing. I made it in 2 hours and 52 seconds. That was a record for me – my first 10K.

A New Memorial in Washington, DC

American Verterans Disabled for Life Memorial

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

A new memorial has been dedicated in Washington, DC this month. It is located across the street from the National Botanical Garden and a few blocks from the capitol. Large glass panels have been etched with images of disabled veterans and thought-provoking sentiments.

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A reflecting pool and flame complete the memorial.

Welder

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I got off the METRO at the new station which is still under construction. A welder was working near the exit. Great gobs of molten metal would fall and splatter on the floor below. Fortunately I had a camera with me.

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It was a bit of a challenge to get a decent exposure. The work lights are not nearly as bright as the sparks. The sparks kept over exposing and losing color. I finally hit on a compromise and finished it in post.Welder Reston Metro-7179What a fun challenge to try to¬†get a shot like this on the fly. I wouldn’t offer it for sale, but it is fun to look at here.

 

Star Spangled Celebration

Largest fireworks display since 1812

Largest fireworks display since 1812

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The city of Baltimore celebrated 200 years of the National anthem. Tall ships, navy ships and assorted other vessels were in port to celebrate. Most of the visiting ships were available for touring. Along with many concerts and nautical demonstrations, there was the fireworks display in the Inner Harbor. I opted for a close-in vantage point and used a 24 – 105 lens.This lens allowed me to include the National Aquarium which helps place the images.