• Weekend Focus

    Weekend Focus: A boy, a dog and a marshmallow snowman

      Our weekend photo roundup returns from our holiday break with a sweet mix of portraits, action, street, landscape and bokeh. As far as photo ops for this weekend, it’s time for the annual “no pants” ride on the Metro. It’s this Sunday at 3 p.m. on a Metro car near you. You’ve been warned. Featured image, pipe smoking man by Jamelle Bouie, is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More images from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small…

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    Weekend Focus: Light it up and other holiday activities

      Enjoy the weekend, one of our favorites of the year — past the bustle of Thanksgiving and before everyone gets too wrapped up into preparing for the holiday season. If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, head to the waterfront to catch the 16th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Featured image, fosythia with lawyer by brunofish, is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More images from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””]

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    Weekend Focus: Winter is coming but, for now, enjoy this weather

      Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so that means it’s time for the National Harbor tree lighting on Saturday night. Of course. After all, in the immortal words of Ned Stark, “Winter Holiday Festivals are coming.” If you have an Instagram account, then you’ve probably been seeing the flood of photos in your feed this week from the Renwick Gallery. The photos have been amazing but now all of us who didn’t get invites to the pre-opening festivities can visit the Renwick, as well. And if you haven’t checked out FotoWeekDC, what are you waiting for? The week-long festival draws to close this weekend. Featured image, Sunset at the Martin Luther King…

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    Weekend Focus: Our-creepy-mostly-monochrome Halloween edition

      It’s funny how your frame of mind can influence how you see an image. Take today’s feature image, for example: A wonderful photo with great contrast, leading lines and light. However, when we put it into a Halloween context, it can be kind of creepy, right? The same might be said for a lot of today’s images if you approach them with that mood in mind. Leave us a message down below with what you see in some of these images. Meanwhile, this should be an epic weekend for photography with Halloween on Saturday and Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Sunday. The DC Focused Meetup group…

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    Weekend Focus: Foliage, golden light and an old car

      We love days like this when we go through our flickr pool and find great images like these. It makes us want to go out and take pictures. Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon offers some great morning light and the drama of runners pushing themselves to their limits. There’s also plenty of Halloween related photo-ops, including the Silver Spring Zombie Walk on Saturday. And if blood and guts isn’t your thing, the cuteness factor will be pumped up at Shaw Dog Park that morning for Howl-O-Ween. Featured image, In the stacks by Victoria Pickering, is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More photos from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small…

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    Weekend Focus: Just hanging out

      Another weekend, another selection of great photos from our DC photo community. Should be another great weekend of photo ops. Justice or Else is rallying on the National Mall on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, Taste of DC once again takes over Pennsylvania Avenue and the Army Ten Miler is off and running again on Sunday morning. Featured image, Untitled by Michele Egan is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More images from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small…

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    Weekend Focus: Our Pope-free edition

      The Pope has left the building. Featured image, Foggy Potomac Morning by Andrew Pasko-Reader, 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” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””]

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    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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    State of Decline: Capital City Market’s long kiss goodnight

    The young urbanites who flock to Union Market on the weekends are probably too busy scoping out the fancy cheeses and premium meats or perusing any number of specialty food items to pay too much attention to the decaying buildings that flank their hip artisanal marketplace. While there are still active businesses in some of those buildings, to say the old Capital City Market has seen better days, is to say Washington’s professional football team used to be a perennial powerhouse. The glory days are a distant memory — and fading fast. However, as you can see in Roy Kienitz’s photos, there’s remarkable beauty amid the ruins. Roy says he has been wandering around taking photos of…

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    Weekend Focus: Shadows, landscapes and a smoking lady

      Thank you restaurant week for taking our minds off of how horrible the DC Metro has become — if only for a few moments. If you’re looking to get out of town for an interesting photo op, you might consider heading over to Frederick, Maryland to check out the water lilies. Meanwhile, just one more month of summer left. We can do this. Featured image, Smoking a Butt by Geoff Livingston, is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More images from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””]…

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    Weekend Focus: Ride the Rainbow edition

      We’re excited about this weekend. For one, DC Beer Week is here — kicking off on Sunday with a big event at Union Market. But first comes Trey Ratcliff’s Photo Walk Across the USA in DC on Saturday. Yeah, as fanboys and fangirls, we’re geeked out about hanging with Trey. If you go, look for the DC Focused group and say hello. Featured image, Rainbow ride by Victoria Pickering, is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More images from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””]

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    Weekend Focus: She was all legs (plus Roy takes a selfie)

    While we usually celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th, we’re down with the Washington Nationals doing it this Sunday for the home game against the Dodgers (cue the Darth Vader theme music).  This also might be the weekend to head up to Baltimore and take in the annual Artscape festival. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””]

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