Cool and Composed

Mr. zachstern, our resident digital infrared photography guru, has done a beautiful job on this shot of the Jefferson Memorial. As a newbie to the area, I never realized that the Tidal Basin froze over during the winter but duh, of course it does, especially in this horrific weather. When I think of the Jeffy, I think of cherry blossoms, tons of gawking crowds, and warm, sun burning weather. But I love the memorial’s reflection on the ice and the overall composition.

I really like a lot of this guy’s photos, but I have to wonder: does he ever get sick of the infrared thing? Does he feel obligated to shoot mostly IR photos because people on Flickr are expecting him to? Or is it simply because it turns what might be an ordinary photo into something very out of the ordinary? Only he knows the answer to that one.

On a side note for all of you Canon DSLR lovers out there, there are strong rumors that Canon will announce some new cameras on February 23rd. It’s possible that they will upgrade the 30D and the 1Ds Mark II sometime this year. It’s going to be like Christmas in February.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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