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Peace and tranquility prevaled on the Tidal Basin this morning, but don't be lulled. Washington DC, where DC now stands for Divided Congress, and Taxation...
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Peace and tranquility prevaled on the Tidal Basin this morning, but don't be lulled. Washington DC, where DC now stands for Divided Congress, and Taxation Without Representation is no longer held within the boundaries of DC. Don't let up. Contact your elected officials. Let them know that you are angry. Let them know that you demand representation!
I thought it apropos to quote Jefferson "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. 45, Conjob, Handjob and Spice Rack all come to mind.
And one more
"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."


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FredericMONIN PRO
 
FredericMONIN March 23, 2017
Superb long exposure !!!!
Bwolff
 
Bwolff July 07, 2018
This deserves more awards, nice job!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at the Tidal Basin in Washington DC
Time
My favorite time of day, sunrise.
Lighting
The sun reflecting off of the clouds, or even diffused by the clouds is always magical, especially when combined with a slow shutter. This particular morning was not the "wow, what a sunrise" morning, but it did have one or two moments.
Equipment
Manfrotto 190CXPro3 mounted Canon 5DMKII with a 17-40 f/4L. A SinghRay DarylBenson 4stop RGND and a Lee BigStopper was employed to extend the shutter time to over 3-1/2 minutes. What good is a LE without a shutter release? For that, I used a Satechi remote intervalometer.
Inspiration
I love shooting at the Tidal Basin, especially at sunrise. There are plenty of monuments and water features for long exposure junkies like me. The sun usually rises over, or close to the Jefferson in the fall/winter months, and then close to Washington Monument near Spring and late Spring. When the clouds are just right and reflects the sunlight at blue hour, or just as the sun starts to rise above the horizon, the colors are magical.
Editing
I always import RAW into Lightroom and do some minor corrections, such as lens profile, clarity and contrast adjustments. Then I touch the image up in Photoshop. On this image, I did dodge and burn to enhance the sky and lighten the monument. After the contrast were set, I fiddled with the selective color sliders to add some warmth and contrast to the colors.
In my camera bag
Normally the following; Canon 5DMKII, Canon 7D and occasionally a Life Pixel modified T1i. Canon 17-40 f/4L or 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L ISII, Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lee Filter system, Lee GND filters, SinghRay RGND Yongnou wireless triggers Wrigleys Cobalt gum. Sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on what I want to shoot.
Feedback
Filters and tripod. Filters and tripod. Filters and tripod. Know your location and get there early enough to scout your frame and set up. Knowing the weather forecast ahead of time is also a very good thing. Mother Nature is temperamental, as most of us landscape photogs know, so be prepared to come away disappointed, or have a plan B. When Mother Nature cooperates, then, Bingo!

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