Crying for the People

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As the country falls apart this monument because even more symbolic of the despair of its people. Weeping for the people and the ones who swore to protect it.

Tunnel

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Hi Everyone!

I took this photo last year and for the life of me, I can’t remember exactly where I took it. It was in DC while I was giving my friends a tour so I am assuming its close to the Lincoln Memorial.

I love black and white photography because it gives a photo so much more depth than a color one, in my opinion. Our minds are always so busy that when we have to process all those colors, we lose a lot of detail in the photo. Looking at the same photo in black and white you notice so much more that is going on in the image.

I hope you enjoy and I recommend looking at a very busy photo in color then turn it black and white. You’ll be surprised at how different the image really is.

Have a great day!

The Washington Monument – Setting Sun

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Hi Everyone!

Sometimes you are at the right place at the right time.

This photo was taken last year while trying to get around a severe traffic jam in DC. If you live in the DC area, I know you understand how horrible the traffic can be.

I just happened to look out the window while stuck at a traffic light and saw the scene that you see.

It’s one of my favorite photos I’ve taken in DC and hope you enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photography In Washington, D.C.

The weather in DC is so amazing! The once in a lifetime blizzard, that crippled our area for weeks, seems so long ago. Now, we can sit back and finally enjoy 2010. I wish I lived in an area where I could go bike riding!

I’ve noticed that the tourists have finally decided to come visit us. So, I was thinking, “I wonder if there are any photographers here who have never been to DC.” Do not fear, Liz Gmaz is here! Lol Lame…I know. There are not a lot of times where I set myself up for that one.

This is the perfect weather for Photographers. The Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom! I’m not going to be able to see them this year because no one wants to go with me…I’m still working on some friends. However, if you get a chance, you should seriously go see them!

I created a list of places that I really enjoy going to and wanted to share with you! Hope it helps!

Here are some great places to take some pictures in DC:

1) The MALL – There are so many beautiful spots at the mall that you could spend a whole day there and want to come back for more. There is a very colorful carousel, tall and beautiful trees, and all the Smithsonian Museums.

2) Dupont Circle – This circle is the home of most of the major embassies, I believe. If you like to take pictures of international flags, buildings, and interesting people, that is a really nice place to go.

3) US Botanical Gardens – This place is right by the White House and a perfect place to take pictures of plants and sculptures. Personally, the sculptures are a little out of my taste but most people like them.

4) The National Harbor – This is a photographer’s dream…there are so many things to take pictures of that it is ridiculous. Definitely spend some time there.

These are just a few places; however, there is so much more. Be careful with the crowds though…they don’t like to wait for you to take a photo. They do tend to get in your shots and in your way. I’m a photojournalist so this doesn’t bother me at all. It might bother you though. Just a friendly warning…

Also, leave your camera on a tripod at your own risk. There are many cases where cameras are stolen when a photographer leaves their camera on their tripod so they can be in one of their own pictures

Hope this helped with your trip to DC! =)