About a year ago, Corinne and I had the privilege of spending a couple days at National Harbor, which is located South of Washington DC along the Potomac River.
As a physician, she had a medical conference to attend, and as the wife of a physician, I was lucky enough to be able to tag along. There was no indecision on my part!
I knew much of my time would be spent alone, and whereas some may find it pointless, I found I loved the long days alone, especially my quiet time at sunset. I guess that’s one of the perks of being an introvert.
While walking along the shores of the Potomac River I was able to capture the views below.
Landscapes: Below are my entries into Cee’s Landscape Challenge
New York City Skyline from Ellis Island
The above photo was taken from Ellis Island. I loved the way the lamp posts diminish into the background creating a sense of depth.
I took this photo when my son and I visited New York City. Josh is the one with a raincoat on, looking back and upward, in front of the lady with the umbrella. I tried to use the rule of framing, as Josh is framed by tall buildings on either side. For some reason this photo reminds of the opening scene of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, when she’s in the “big-city” and she spins around and tosses her hat in the air. Josh kind of has that same amazed look.
I tried to concentrate on the horizon line and the rule of thirds in the photo of a sunset at Myrtle Beach. I hoped to place the couple in a place within the photograph so they would draw your eye to them first and then traverse “counter-clockwise” up and over the distant pier and then into the clouds above.
I took this photo at Rye Beach New Hampshire when cheering a friend who was running in a marathon. My friend had already passed and I was walking back to my truck when this scene inspired me to capture it. I love the way the autumn leaves are scattered on the roads pavement and how the lines of the road and direction of the stone wall carries you through this photo. I also love the pumpkin sitting on the stone wall. This is one of my favorite pictures for a few reasons: 1. It’s a misty rainy day. 2. It’s during my favorite time of the year-Autumn. 3. I LOVE New England.