While I spend time figuring out how to operate in the WordPress environment, I might as well tell you a little bit about the image at the top of this page. I live in Northern Virginia, just upriver from Washington, DC. So the city is where I do most of my photography, usually at this time of day (twilight) and often with a lunar or solar theme. Aside from the fact that this image could squeeze into the aspect ratio dictated by WordPress (1000 X 288), it also evokes my approach to photography.
This was taken on a 14th floor balcony of a building in Arlington, a few minutes after the moon came up on August 23, 2010. It actually is six photographs taken in sequence as I panned from left to right with the camera on a tripod. The single panorama was created using the “Photomerge” tool in Photoshop. (Technical data: Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 lens extended to 122mm, exposure was 2 sec at f/16, ISO 200.)
In upcoming posts, I’ll talk mostly about photography in Washington, suggesting possible locations and the best times to be there. I suspect there also will be occasional stories about the “Tripod Police” as well as the images that got away. Comments and questions are always welcome.