• Weekend Focus

    Weekend Focus: Getting ready for Pope-ageddon

      Are you ready for next week? Have you stocked up on non-perishables? Made sure that you have bottled water on hand? You might want to spend the weekend battening down the hatches. Meanwhile, Joint Base Andrews will be hosting its air show on Saturday. And hey, if fighting the crowds at the air show isn’t enough warm-up for our papal visit, head over to H Street for the annual festival, where you can practice advanced crowd maneuvers. Featured image, Urban Camoflage by Cody Williams, is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More photos from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line”…

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    Weekend Focus: Bugs, big boats and beautiful sunsets

    We hope you’ve rested up because it’s the weekend, and not just any weekend, but Capital Pride weekend. But before you do anything else, be sure to check out Victoria’s tips on shooting Saturday’s Pride Parade in DuPont Circle. You can see the schedule of events here. The question that is weighing heavily on our minds is whether there’s enough time this weekend to photograph the parade and festival and still make it up to Bawlmer for Hon Fest. Life is cruel. Also, if you were one of the lucky few who scored a ticket to the Prince concert at the Warner Theater on Sunday, take a picture for us, will…

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    Weekend Focus: Smile like it’s Friday (because it is)

      It’s Memorial Day weekend and you’re either out of town at the shore or some other wonderful location enjoying the tranquility. Or you’re here, where peace and quiet will be in short supply. It’s that weekend of the year where thousands upon thousands of motorcycles, each apparently with their mufflers removed, descend on the district. Well, at least our friends at the Capital Weather gang are predicting that we’re going to have amazing weather this weekend. We suppose it’s better to have Rolling Thunder in town than actual thunder. Featured image, happy, muddy child, by Kevin Wolf is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More photos from the…

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  • Events

    Vintage WWII aircraft take a victory lap over DC

    Just past high noon on Friday, a makeshift squadron of World War II-era fighters and bombers flew across the National Mall to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe. The Arsenal of Democracy flyover brought out thousands of spectators, including many DC Focused contributors. Be sure to click the links to see higher resolution versions of the images. Featured image, The Missing Man formation by Victoria Pickering is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More photos from the pool below. missing man by Beau Finley [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] #ww2flyover, by John Sonderman  [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Arsenal of Democracy. WWII Victory Flyover by John Jack…

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    Weekend Focus: Kids with ‘tude, reflections and star gazing

    We’re not sure we’re quite recovered from the enormity of last weekend. This might be a good weekend to just hang out in the backyard drinking mojitos with mom. Or you could grab your camera and join some DC Focused contributors for our photo challenge on Saturday afternoon. Featured photo, Dragon riding, by Jeff Norman [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Untitled by Caroline Angelo [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Ripe for the Moment by Navin Sarma [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Column reflections by Kevin Wolf [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Rowers on the Ancostia at Sunrise by Jim Havard [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Lincoln’ Universe by Joseph Gruber [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Funky Tuba…

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    Weekend Focus: Follow your nose

    As tourist season in DC kicks into high gear, Thrillist provides this list of “22 Things you have to explain to out-of-towners about DC.” Pass it along to your guests as a public service. But hey, you don’t need a tracking hound to find your way to the National Cherry Blossom Festival. If you really want to impress a tourist, turn them on to DC Curbed’s guide to the district’s street murals. Featured image by Kevin Wolf is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More photos from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Early Morning Rain by John J Young [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Tidal Basin by Mohamad…

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    Weekend Focus: The first day of Spring edition

    Yay, spring. Go forth and make beautiful pictures. Featured image, Tidal Basin Radiance, by Navin Sarma is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More images from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] faceless masses by Beau Finley [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Grumpy by Michele Egan [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Hipster, Smoking by Clif Burns [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] This is racist by Blink Ofaneye [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] > Hippie High by Kevin Wolf [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] The Wild Irish Roses by Victoria Pickering [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Washington Dulles Airport by John Sonderman [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Rosslyn metro station by Casey…

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    Weekend Focus: Ready to spring forward

    DC United kicks off the 2015 season with its home opener on Saturday at 3 p.m. It’s actually a great place to bring a camera because you can often get seats close enough to the field to get some decent action shots and then, there’s always the action in the stands with the various supporters’ clubs and in Lot 8 before the game. Otherwise, with temperatures flirting with 50 degrees on Sunday, it’s time to get out and shoot some photos. Featured image by Z. Lewkowicz is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More photos from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Mirror images by John J Young…

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  • Photographers,  Q&A

    5 minutes with Navin Sarma

    A life-long resident of the DC area, fine art photographer Navin Sarma has traveled the world chasing that perfect image. Yet, he’s done some of his best work closer to home — whether its his artistic interpretations of famous Washington landmarks or some of the gorgeous landscapes that he has captured just a short drive outside of the city. He says he wants his viewers to “feel awe and wonder about how shapes, colors, and contrasts can converge, artfully, into a scene.” Besides exhibiting his work and conducting photography workshops, he has also picked up several accolades for his photos, including an honorable mention in the 2014 International Photography Awards. You can see…

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    Great Falls Snowstorm by Navin Sarma

    When word came that there was a fast-moving squall headed directly for Metro DC, Navin Sarma knew where he wanted to be — one of his favorite places for landscape photography, Great Falls Park in MacLean, Virginia. So, while “normal” folks head for shelter when storms roll through, photographers are usually thinking about what kind of interesting images they can capture. Being familiar with the location was an advantage for Navin because it helped him visualize the photo he wanted and know where to set up. “The end product was close to expectations, but not perfect,” Navin said. “While I was happy with the snow cover over the rocks that provided pockets…

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  • Monuments, Memorials, Statues,  Street Photography

    DC finally gets its snowstorm

    We didn’t notice a lot of “snowmageddon” or “snowpacalypse” references on our Facebook feeds this time around. Those kind of jokes seem just a little out place when the folks in Boston are at 100 inches in the last month. This time, it seems, there was more of a sincere appreciation for our President’s Day snowstorm. Sort of like the title of Ellen O’s photo at the top of the page: “14 Degrees and I love snow.” Featured image by Ellen O is part of the DC Focused flickr pool.  [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Lincoln Memorial Winter Panorama by by Navin Sarma. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Riding out the storm by…

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    The Friday Rewind

    We don’t know about you, but we’re extra grateful for the weekend. Exercising your democracy can be exhausting. FotoWeek DC kicks off tonight and runs through next week. It’s a great opportunity to find some inspiration and also catch some great exhibits around town. Saturday’s DC United playoff game vs the NY Red Bulls will have RFK Stadium rocking. If soccer isn’t your thing, you might want to check out the DC Beer Festival — $40 will get you onto Nationals Field and a chance to sample this impressive list of craft beer. Today’s featured image is from Thursday’s protest in support of net neutrality. Image by Joseph Gruber. More…

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