Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Red Leaves and a Random Building

I'm waiting for my Nyquil to kick in, so I have a little time to play with some new pictures.  I went out on a "photo safari" in Washington, DC, last weekend and had a fantastic walk around Connecticut Ave with a little group of folks led by a local photographer, PJ Barbour.  He was a great teacher to our bunch...we all held our cameras out and looked at him hopefully as we tried to get the perfect adjustments to capture the local scenery.  It was a great experience and I'd highly recommend it if you're around this area...there's one in Old Town Alexandria next weekend and I'd go if I wasn't going to be up in Pennsylvania eating turkey until I bust.  Here's the link:  ThingstodoDC.

This is one of my fave shots and I used some PSE tricks to pump it up a few notches.  I don't remember what the building actually is, but the way the sun was coming through the leaves and bouncing around the curves of the building it was just gorgeous!
Red leaves on safari_edited-1
Here are few more shots that I haven't messed with yet...but I still think they're good as is.
This one is a "roaring door" with the reflection of the leaves in the glass.
Roaring Door
This is view of Gandhi from in front of the Indian Embassy.  I need to edit that little nugget out of the bottom of the shot.  :)
I wasn't trying to get a silhouette shot of this plant, but I think this came out really cool!
A candid shot of PJ trying to get us all sorted out...all that aperture, exposure and stuff!! haaaaaaaa
The safari crowd
We all practiced getting our shutter speed right to capture a big leaf toss.  This is my best one...PJ posed for us (and threw a lot of leaves).
My little green pills are settling in, so I'm off.  I have lots of craft ventures to share but haven't had time to sit down and compose:  crochet, glittery ornaments, paper boxes, photography.  I've got a little bit of everything going on and a whole lot of nothing getting done!  haaaaaaaaaaaaaa  Cheers to you and your November!


  1. Love all the shots...I think the 1st one is totally my fav! Jen Judd does rock!! Anytime you are around the beltway you should let me know...maybe we can get together some time :)

  2. What a cool experience and it looks like you had the perfect weather for it! That first shot is incredible, i love the shape and details on that building, so much color and texture! Hope you are feeling better and i'll be watching for your tute on the boxes just in case i forget how!

  3. What gorgeous photos! My favorite is the first one. I've been trying to learn more about photography but the terms and their functions just make my head spin.

    I hope you are on the mend. Nyquil is my favorite.....

  4. Great shot, Jen! The first is my favorite, too!

    Hope you feel better.. geez, when I take Nyquil I'm lucky I have time to lay down before passing out and you wrote a whole post, that's impressive!

  5. Great pictures! Hope you feel better soon, I too have been run down by a horrible cold.

  6. So cool Jen, what a great thing to do! Your photos are fantastic! Let me know if you want to get together next week for drinks!

  7. Jen, next time you are going out for one of these shoots give me a shout - I'll join.


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