Thursday, July 23, 2009

2nd Annual Photo Walk - Washington, D.C.

On July 18, 2009, I packed my camera bag and headed down to Washington, D.C. for Scott Kelby's Second Annual World Wide Photo Walk. About 40 photographers gathered to walk the street around the Verizon Center (Chinatown to the locals).
Along for the ride was my good friend, blogger, photographer Puna (check out her site for some good stuff). Special thanks to Woody Machalek for snapping the above photo for us.

As we walked the streets we took photographs of pretty much anything and everything.

I found lots of "textures" (i.e. peeling paint)

Some really cool old buildings with hand painted numbers.

Of course there were memorials and statues....

But my favorite part of the walk were the people we ran into along the way. I didn't run across anyone who didn't want to have there picture taken (all you had to do was ask!).

I met this guy at the car wash.

This guy was really interested in what we were doing.
Here is Puna shooting.
And my favorite photo was of this guy I met at Fuddruckers. I saw him in the line to fix his burger and on my way out I asked him if I could take his picture. I gotta tell you, he was the most gracious, well mannered person I met that day. He told me after that he was in a rock band. I'm just sorry I didn't ask for the name of the group. If any one knows, please pass it along.

I'm so looking forward to the 3rd Annual World Wide Photo Walk. I had a blast on this one. Thanks to Jeff Revell for being our group leader and organizing our walk. Thanks Jeff!

You can also see loads of photos (by me and the other photographers) at the Flickr group. Check them out.


Michelle said...

I love all of the pictures! Especially the peeling paint and the numbers...I would love to get copies of these...can I download them from Flickr?

Contolled Chaos said...

You'll have to let me know, perhaps I can pull out my old 35 mm (:

Clare said...

May I ask what kind of camera you use to capture such amazing pictures? Not necessarily any special lenses, but I am looking into getting a new camera and am trying to get some suggestions :) Thanks.

Also, I wish we had photo walks where I live! That looks like wicked fun! It wouldnt be as much fun to do it alone!

puna said...

It was a fun time. I'm looking forward to next year, now that I know how to use my lens hood properly.

Daphne Photo Studio said...

I have never heard of this, but looks like so much fun!! Great captures!

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