Author: Ness

The U.S. Capitol East Side

The U.S. Capitol, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Here is another photo of the Capitol from the North end, this is actually the front side of the Capitol. Security on this side is very tight. You will see a number of Capitol Police officers walking around the area.

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The U.S. Capitol After Sunset

The U.S. Capitol After Sunset, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. The U.S. Capitol is the place where the U.S. Congress meet. It is located in the East end of The National Mall. It is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolic buildings in the world. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, […]

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The District

U.S. Capitol at The National Mall, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. I have been taking pictures in the District for a year now, and after going through my archives I realized that I have collected quite a decent amount of photos so I decided to do a personal project, and here it is, I call it […]

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2010 Memorial Day Parade

2010 Memorial Day Parade, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. May 31, 2010 11:30 AM Washington DC – I’m so glad I was able to cover the 2010 Memorial Day Parade. Huge crowd gather to DC every year to witness this event.

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Operation Rolling Thunder

Honoring Our Heroes, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. In 1987 Rolling Thunder made its first ride to the Vietnam War Memorial.[3] Ray Manzo a former United States Marine Corps Corporal, Army Sergeant Major John Holland (Ret.), and Marine First Sergeant Walt Sides (Ret.) are the three men that are credited with starting Rolling Thunder Inc. Memorial […]

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Tomb of the Unknowns

Honoring Our Heroes, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Tomb of the Unkowns also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Located in Arlington National Cemetery, it is a monument dedicated to American servicemen/women who have died without their remains being identified. The “Unknown Soldier” of World War I is a recipient of the Medal of […]

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Honoring Our Heroes

Honoring Our Heroes Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 ” To those who died, we remember; to those who survived, we hear you;to future generations, let us never forget.” ~ Elie Wiesel Commemorating our heroes, the men and women of the armed forces who sacrifice a lot for our country. Have a great Memorial Weekend Everyone.

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National Asian Heritage Festival 2010

Asian Festival 2010-8563 Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 I had the chance to visit Washington, DC last weekend for the Annual Asian Heritage Festival. The Fiesta Asia Street Fair took place on May 22nd, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd and 6th Streets. Fiesta Asia Street Fair happenings include outdoor […]

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Fly Free

Motion: Fly Free Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 This was my first attempt to photograph birds, this was taken December of 2009. That day when I went out, my only intentions are to take bird photos. I just got the Canon EF 70-210mm F/4 lens and really wanted to try it out. I used to have […]

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Rush Hour

Rush Hour Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 This photo was taken on April 26, 2009 inside the Lincoln Memorial. I was observing all the people that are coming in and out of the Lincoln Hall, as tourist we all have one thing in common, we want to take pictures President Abraham Lincoln and capture that very […]

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I Did It

I Did It Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 It was a hot Sunday afternoon, April 26, 2009. I was walking around the Washington Monument when I spotted this guy, who look drunk in the middle of the day. He yelled to be photographed when he saw me taking pictures of the performers. The moment I pointed […]

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Friendship, Brotherhood, Priceless

Friendship, Brotherhood, Priceless Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 Lately, I have been going through my library of year old images. This is the first photo that caught my eye. This photo was taken at Arlington Memorial in Washington DC. To make this picture wasn’t at all easy. I wanted to show the hapiness between friends, although […]

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KIDS…Don’t Try This At Home.

KIDS…Don’t Try This At Home. Originally uploaded by ~ Aaron Reed ~ I didn’t take this shot, I came across this awesome photo while browsing photos in flickr. My first reaction when I saw this, was “holy s(:-})”.

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Freezing Action

inflightwith70-210mmf4-4020 Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 Here’s a photo of a bird in flight, taken with a fast shutter speed, of 1/500, because of the fast shutter speed, I was able to freeze or stop the action.

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Photographing Wildlife In Your Backyard

Birds-08, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Another photo taken from our backyard. Birds are active during spring time. You can find them playing around in the morning between 6 AM to maybe 10:30AM and in the after noon when it starts to cool down around 4:30PM until sunset. Camera : Canon Rebel XS Lens : EF […]

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Exploring the Wolrd of Macro – Parachute Ball

Parachute Ball-4293, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Exploring the World of Macro. Still trying to get a hang of it. I need more practice.

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Shutter Priority for Motion Control – (TV) Mode

streets-5657, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. If you want to control motion in your photos, set your dial to the Shutter Priority Mode or TV Mode. Shutter priority makes it easier for us to control the actions on our photo, in this mode all you need to do is select a shutter speed an the camera […]

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Patience is of the Essence When Using an Old Lens.

Birds at the DC Capitol Pond, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Truly patience is your best friend when dealing with fast moving subjects while using an old lens. Taken with a Canon Rebel XS with the EF 70-210mm F/4. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramShutter PriorityExposure Time1/320ISO100Focal Length210mmMetering ModePattern

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Shutter Speed is Like the Curtain in Your Window

Motion, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. This photo was featured as one of the 10 Most Interesting Photos of 2009 from the SP@Flickr Group. This is a continuation of my previous post on Shutter Speed. The DSLR can be a confusing and intimidating device for some. Trust me I know, it happen to me and up […]

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DIY L Plate / Bracket For Canon Rebel XS / XSi / T1i

DIY L Bracket-03159, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. This is the DIY L-Plate I made for my Canon Rebel XS. For those who are not familiar with an L-Plate. An L Plate will allow the photographer to mount the camera vertically. You can switch between horizontal and vertical without recomposing. Authentic L-Plates from the top manufacturers, […]

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