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    ‘Big Meadows’ by John Jack Photography

    Foggy days can yield terrific, moody landscape shots, such as this one that John Gallagher captured at Mile 51 of Skyline Drive on Monday afternoon. Learn more about scenic Skyline Drive here. Image by John Jack Photography is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. You can follow John Jack Photography on Facebook.

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  • Events,  Museums & Galleries

    Celebrating local photography with ExposedDC

    Congratulations to all the DC photographers selected for the Exposed DC / InstantDC Fall Review exhibition, which opened Friday night at Washington ArtWorks / Washington School of Photography. The 45 photographers selected for the exhibit include street photographer Chris Suspect, pictured above, as well as at least seven other DC Focused contributors. Well, Chris is not actually pictured but take our word for it, that’s him behind the cloud of smoke. You can see Chris’ winning entry, which he captured in Miami Beach, on his website, Suspect Device. More photos after the jump.

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  • Street Portraits

    ‘Angel off U Street’ by John Jack Photography

    Artist, musician and filmmaker Colette Miller has painted angel wings on walls all over the world, including DC’s very own U Street. You can check out her Global Angel Wings Project on her website. John Gallagher of John Jack Photography took this portrait last month. Image by John Jack Photography is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. You can find John Jack Photography on Facebook. You can also vote for him  in the Washington Blade’s “best visual artist” category in their “best of” poll.

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  • Sunrises and Sunsets

    Red skies at night — brings out the photographers

    The sky was on fire Wednesday evening, giving us one of those sunsets that photographers love. A storm that blew through left behind a spectacular sky, which the Capital Weather Gang described as “a compilation of mesmerizing mammatus, awesome anvil clouds, radical rainbows, and stunning sunsets. Skilled cloud scouters will also see cumulus, stratus and cirrus in the mix.” Featured image by John Jack Photography. You can find John Jack Photography on Facebook here. More after the jump.

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  • Events

    ‘Mike Brown vigil’ by John Jack Photography

    People gathered at Meridian Hill – Malcolm X Park in DC last week for a vigil to remember Mike Brown, the unarmed Ferguson, Missouri man who was shot and killed by police. Image by John Jack Photography is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. You can find John Jack Photography on Facebook here.

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  • Events

    ‘That’s all Folks!’ by John Jack Photography

    Well, actually, if you haven’t had a chance to go to Screen on the Green this year, you’ve got two more chances. If you haven’t been to Screen on the Green, you’re missing out on a great night of FREE entertainment. Pack a picnic basket, chill a bottle of wine (keep it low key, since alcohol is not allowed) and bring a blanket to the National Mall this Monday for a showing of Key Largo. The films begin at dusk (between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.) but if you want a good seat, you should get your blanket down much earlier because the Mall fills up by showtime Here’s a…

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  • Monuments, Memorials, Statues,  Street Photography

    Kickball on the Mall by John Jack Photography

    It’s not unusual to see kickball, ultimate frisbee or softball games on the National Mall. Guys running around in chicken suits are not as common. Here’s what John Jack Photography said about it: Random guy in chicken suit on the National Mall who asked the Stonewall Kickball Summer Tournament players if he could kick the ball. They graciously obliged. Image by John Jack Photography. It is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. Follow John Jack Photography on Facebook.

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  • Events

    Happy birthday, America!

    We haz fireworks. Is there a better fireworks celebration in the country? Maybe? But one thing is for certain, their fireworks aren’t exploding over the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Featured image by Joseph Gruber. It is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. [Updated 8:25 p.m., July 6]

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  • Events

    DC has World Cup Fever

    Whether you call it soccer, football or fútbol, this year’s World Cup has caused quite a stir in the nation’s capital. Thousands came out Thursday to watch the USA vs. Germany game on the big screen at DuPont Circle and many more took long lunch breaks and filled up DC’s sports bars. Despite losing to Germany, the Yanks are moving on to the knockout round. Featured image by John Jack Photography. It is used here under a Creative Commons license. Image by Victoria Pickering. It is used here under a Creative Commons license.  

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