Category: DC

I took this picture of my sister and my mom after her graduation ceremony (she actually finished graduate school in January, but didn’t march until spring).

Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5
Shutter: 1/400
Aperture: 4.5
Focal Length: 85mm
ISO: 200

The Graduate and Mom

I shot this back in April, before the wind had blown all the cherry blossoms off the trees around the Tidal Basin in DC. People make it really easy to take pictures of them when they’re having a good time.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Film: Fuji Astia 100F

Cherry Blossom King

I haven’t posted for awhile (or shot a single frame for at least 2 weeks), so here’s a shot from the archives. I took this shot on the same night as the Gandhi photo. It’s a lot easier when people mug for the camera like this 🙂

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, EV -1, auto focus, auto shutter speed
Film: Ilford Delta 3200

Adams Morgan Couple

I took this during the Memorial Day weekend. I was wandering around downtown before the Rolling Thunder parade started and noticed this wreath near the Navy Memorial.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4

Monument Wreath

Easily the strangest and most frustrating shot of the day because:

1. No wide angle lens. There was a professional photographer there shooting with a Nikon D2x and a 10.5mm lens. He let me look through it and the effect was very cool, almost exactly what I would have wanted. But I only own a 50mm lens. I think a 24mm lens would have gotten me the shot I wanted.
2. Black & white film instead of color (due to not finishing the roll by taking more shots of the rhythm section from earlier). The Rolling Thunder riders all take great care of their bikes. There were some great paintjobs that black & white film just doesn’t do justice.
3. Composition. There was a better angle for this shot–I just don’t think I found it.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Sea of Motorcycles

A shot of the actual Rolling Thunder parade from Memorial Day weekend (and a lot of other photographers).

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Rolling Thunder

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Another shot of the drummers from the day of Rolling Thunder. I wish I’d remembered to go manual on shutter speed to blur the motion a bit.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Another shot of the riders from yesterday waiting for the light to turn green. They only started grinning when they noticed me and another fellow taking pictures of them.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.7, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Happy Harley Riders

Before the actual Rolling Thunder parade down Constitution and Independence, I took shots of riders tooling around the city. I took this shot of a younger rider (perhaps riding with his mom) waiting for the light to change at 7th and Constitution.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.7, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Young Harley Rider