Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 6/13-6/15

You’d think that a full moon that falls on Friday the 13th would have some sort of menacing, fear-inducing nickname. Apparently “Blood Moon” was taken because the moon we saw on Friday was called “Honey Moon” for its sweet, amber color. According to the WaPo, the last time a full moon fell on a Friday the 13th was 14 years ago on Oct. 13, 2000. It won’t happen again until Aug. 13, 2049. Hopefully, the next time it falls on Friday the 13th, they’ll call it something more apropos, like “Evil Orb of Destruction.”

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Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 05/30-06/01

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A cop pulls over a driver with a giant panda in the front seat. “What are you doing with that panda?” he asks. “You should take that panda to the zoo!” The next week, the cop pulls over the same car and sees the same man and panda. “WTF!” the cop says. “I thought I told you to take that Panda to the zoo?” To which the man smiles and says, “I did. We enjoyed it so much that this week we’re going to the  beach.” Da da dum. I’m here all week, folks.

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Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 5/16-5/18

Did you have a good weekend? Did you do anything fun? I ate some ribs, drank some really good beer, consumed mass quantities of ice cream, and discussed the merits of the Paleo diet. I’m still on the fence about whether it’s a lifestyle choice I could commit to seeing as it doesn’t allow beer OR ice cream. Anyhoodle, it looks like a lot people were out and about this weekend and took their cameras along for the ride, lucky for us. The rest of the Weekend Flashback is after the jump. Continue reading

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 4/18-4/20

It’s Monday again but that’s okay. There are worse things in life than “suffering” through another Monday; unrelenting tooth pain for one (ask me how I know…). We’re still looking for a few good writers to help out with our photo posts and if you think you’re up to the task don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’re waiting to hear from YOU! And with that you are now free to enjoy the Weekend Flashback at your leisure. Happy Monday! Continue reading

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 4/11-4/13

Perfect weekend. These past few days were exactly what make living in DC so great. Sun, warmth, and great weather. We waited through a hellacious winter for this, and it was worth it. Next two days aren’t great, but I’ll happily take it if that means we get weekends like we just got.

BTW: do you love reading Weekend Flashback? Ever considered writing it? If so, here’s your chance because we’re looking for photo writers! If interested, please send in your info and we’ll be in touch. Continue reading

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We Love Photo Writers: So Write for Us!

Do you love photography? Do you love DC? Then we want you!

WLDC is looking for new photo writers. You will be responsible for writing one to two posts a week (mainly in the categories of Weekend Flashback, Featured Photo, and Week In Review), while getting to love DC all week long as you sift through and seek out terrific photos of the city. You will also have the liberty to write on other topics as your interests dictate and editors approve. It’s an opportunity to become part of a close-knit and supportive group of volunteer writers who are passionate about seeing you reach your full potential. If you’ve been interested in brushing up on your social media experience, or have been wanting to write more in a professional setting, this is a great venue to do it. You will have the creative freedom to write what you like, be able to share your vision of the city with others, and get feedback from some fantastic writers and readers. I have never regretted joining the team here, and I can’t imagine anyone not having a great time as well.

If you have basic knowledge of photography (for example, do you know the difference between shutter and aperture? Do you know what HDR is? Can you spot bad HDR?), a dedication to quality writing, and the commitment to post on a weekly basis, we’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail me at mosley[at]welovedc.com. Include your name, contact info, a general description of your photo knowledge (URL to your blog, Flickrstream, Instagram account, or such will do), and a few sentences on why you’re interested (nothing too fancy or long). I’ll reply with more info soon after.

Oh, and you must love DC. That’s the most important part.

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 4/4-4/6

Yeah, it’s Monday and it’s raining but that’s far superior to it being Monday and snowing. It feels like we’ve finally (FINALLY!!!) turned the corner and can now enjoy all the trappings of Spring — cherry blossoms, warmer temperatures, baseball, and tourists. Our photographical contributors got out there and got to snapping so grab another cup of coffee and take a look through the Weekend Flashback. You deserve a break after all your hard work so far this morning. Continue reading

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Weekend Flashback: 3/14-3/16

I guess we’re just having the luck of the Irish this year, as weather goes. Oh well, at least we got an enjoyable weekend at least. And though there were quiet a lot of quick snow pics in our pool, there were photos of other things in there too. So, while you’re still in bed, on this snow day (please be the last one!), enjoy this collection of fine photos. Continue reading

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Weekend Flashback: 3/7-3/9

How about that Daylight Saving Time, huh? Don’t you just love losing an hour of sleep? Granted if we all went to bed an hour earlier the night before we wouldn’t actually lose any sleep at all but who wants to do that? That would be like giving in and admitting that we all knew DST was coming and had prepared for it or, at the very least, realized that trying to fight it is a waste of time. As a species we have a very hard time seeing things in the long term and as a part of a bigger picture; we don’t care that moving the clock ahead an hour now means daylight until almost 10p.m. this summer. “They’ve made me sleep less! Must rage! Aargh!” I’m sure if we asked all the new parents in town whether they’re upset about losing an hour of sleep we’d get laughed at. Maybe even punched in the face. What does any of this have to do with photos? Not much, but looking at the pretty pictures should take your mind off sleep if only for a few minutes. Continue reading

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 2/28-3/2

By the time this gets posted, we’ll know if this is a boom or bust storm. Good news is, most of us got an extra day off because of it. On second thought, who am I kidding, this is DC; the one place in the country where people get angry for being forced to stay home from work. I’m sure most of you are reading this during your planned ten minutes of morning goofing off! So, to rephrase: enjoy this unscheduled, yet sanctioned, work from home day DC.

And to make that ten minutes of goofing off worth it, here’s another great assortment of photos from the weekend. Enjoy! Continue reading

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 2/21-2/23

The Weekend Flashback is chock full of photo goodness today you guys. There were so many to choose from, I had a tough time. Go check out the rest of them in the We Love DC photo group. Flickr is free so there’s really no excuse for not creating an account and submitting your own photos to the group. We know you got’em and we wanna see them. Click through for the rest. Continue reading