May 26, 2008

The Washington Monument [May 25, 2008]

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I took this photograph yesterday. Apparently my camera didn't like the new batteries. That was the only photo I was able to take, and from much farther away than I would have liked - I was even walking when I snapped it. Luckily it's a beauty.

Talk about a rat race! I had a fantastic time but I will never go to D.C. again during a holiday weekend. Museums were nearly pointless as they were more like an amusement park. Actually, I've been to amusement parks where there was more of a traffic flow. I just started letting people bounce off me at one point.

At any rate, the weather was beautiful (as you can see, not a cloud in the sky), the company was grand, and there were over 300,000 motorcycles there yesterday.

Posted by StormyKnight at May 26, 2008 4:24 PM

Re-chargeable batteries have been my savior more then once in this kind of situation. When I first got my digital video camera I was going through batteries like crazy and bought rechargeable ones at the suggestion of Dr. Jerz. They work nicely and I would recommend them.

Posted by: Leslie Rodriguez at May 28, 2008 8:51 AM

That does sound fantastic, Dr. Jerz. Unfortunately, my camera has no charger. =(

Thanks, Karissa! It was a little frustrating, I gave up and started snapping at random with my phone and when I upload them to my computer they still look pretty good. Not like my digital though...I got it for Christmas and I absolutely LOVE the photo quality. Even in this picture you can see the bricks in the monument and I was really far away. I didn't edit the photo at all, just cropped it. I hope you're doing well too, it sounds like you are! Congrats on all your achievements post-SHU.

Thanks again to you both for the compliments!

Posted by: Stormy at May 27, 2008 9:41 PM

Gorgeous picture, Stormy. :)

That's sad about your camera, though. Hope you're doing well.

Posted by: Karissa at May 27, 2008 8:12 AM

Yes, that's a striking image! Too bad about the batteries... I always bring my charger along, and sometimes while wile exploring a corner of an exhibit I can spot a spare plug (maybe near a water fountain) and thus recharge a suddenly depleted battery.

I grew up in the DC area, so I spent many a holiday braving the crowds in the subway station. Spending Fourth of July with a picnic basket on the edge of the reflecting pool is as good as it gets.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at May 26, 2008 9:01 PM
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