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
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
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
While looking through the Flickr group this morning for all the wonderful photos taken this past weekend I found myself stopping on a few that were taken many months ago when the weather was warm and people wore these crazy things called shorts. I know when DC is caught in the hot, sticky grip of a heatwave that I’ll be wishing for the biting cold and glittering snow of winter but right now I’d much prefer a cold beer and bleacher seats at a Nats game on a warm summer evening. A girl can dream, right? Sigh. Anyway enough moping, we’ve got some photos to look at! Continue reading
I’ll speak quietly for everyone still dealing with the effects of the game last night. Whether you were cheering for Seattle, crying over Denver, or laughing at the commercials, we can all agree the more important events, start of Major League Baseball Spring Training and Opening Day, are just two weeks and two months away! I, personally, can’t wait.
Our awesome photographers got out to see the big thaw this weekend. It would seem the Potomac was full of cracks and there is still wildlife, and humans, in the city. So much the better when we get to actual spring and not the relative feeling thing we had this weekend. Put up your feet and check out the great work; you don’t even need a hot drink this time! Continue reading
With the super cold temps outside the inclination is to hunker down indoors and wait for it to all go away. The hearty transplants from points north and west of DC think this is ridiculous and instead spent the weekend basking in the glory of a “real winter.” We locals know all too well how fickle mother nature can be and would recommend enjoying the cold, snowy goodness while it lasts because it’ll be gone before you know it.
P.S. While a lot of freezing has occurred over that past few weeks it’s good to keep in mind that even though the ice looks solid that doesn’t always mean it is. Please be careful out there! Continue reading
Ah, a nice long weekend. Which means a nice, short work week. And with the added bonus of a possible snow day? Don’t mind if I do! And with this potential extra helping of days off, enjoy this extra large Flashback that’s 50% bigger than normal. It’s well worth your time. Besides, what else do you have to do: shovel the sidewalk? Continue reading
Let’s be honest, the weather this weekend was pretty crappy but that didn’t stop anyone from getting out there and snapping some photos. And luckily the temps rose enough to make the annual No Pants Metro ride slightly more bearable. At least to the people who roamed around sans trousers. Sunday was also the debut of our newest little snugglebear Bao Bao at the National Zoo. Word on the street is she’s pretty chill so expect to see a lot more photos of her cute pudge in the future. Finally, don’t forget to check ExposedDC on Wednesday to find out who won their annual photo contest. The work is sure to knock your socks off and some of our contributors could very well be in the mix! Continue reading
First Weekend Flashback of the new year! And what an interesting weekend it’s been. Snow/ice, then freezing cold, then kinda warm only to plunge back into freezing cold; come on Mother Nature, make up your mind. I know from Friday, standing on Metro platforms in these temps can get painful, so stay warm and try not to go outside unless you have to.
Despite the tough weather (or maybe because of it), our intrepid photo contributors got out and about this weekend. They certainly have provided some excellent sights to see; particularly wolfkann’s photo above, which has a brief but sad story with it. Get yourself a hot beverage and spend some time looking through the photos; it’ll be time well spent. Continue reading
We are officially into Winter, even if you couldn’t tell from temps outside this weekend. Still, the oddities of the weather gave our photogs a great reason to be out and about over the last three days. So, sit back, pour yourself a slightly unhealthy amount of “adult” “eggnog,” and enjoy the hard work of our photo contributors. And I hope you have a great holiday week; whether you’re going to have a wonderful Christmas celebration or just get some days off from work, I know you’ve earned it. So, enjoy! Continue reading
Hey guys! How was your weekend? Did you do something fun and exciting? Hopefully it wasn’t spent hacking up a lung, fighting a horrible headache caused by sinus pressure, and dealing with a general sense of malaise and ickiness. That, incidentally, is how I spent mine all while trying to order all of my Christmas presents online. I may have entered the incorrect billing and shipping info on more than one occasion. I blame drugs. Luckily the more able-bodied among us were out photographing the goings-on in our fair city so that the rest of us house-bound invalids won’t feel like we missed out. Thanks photogs.
And now, the Weekend Flashback. Continue reading
Everyone here at WLDC hopes that you got out of your home and navigated safely to where ever it is you were headed this morning. As well, hopefully there was a hot beverage waiting for you there. You’ll need it; several, in fact. Most people around here love the snow, but the aftermath is always headache. Take it slow and safe; remember, the area is still predominately Southerners. Especially when it comes to winter weather…so says the local.
Sadly our photo spread isn’t going to warm you up but it will amaze. Our contributors braved the snow and sleet to get some excellent shots from the area. So grab that hot drink, put your feet up, and enjoy the views. Continue reading
It’s really nice that we decided to completely forgo all that nonsense with “the Holidays” and just go right into the depths of late January and February. Not only do we save money because we won’t have to buy presents, but we also avoid all those extra calories we pack on with the holiday feasts…wait…wait…yes, I’m being told we did NOT travel forward in time, it’s just really, really freakin’ cold outside. I think I can be excused for making this mistake, as I have frostbite from sleeping in only three layers of clothes. Oh yeah, and flurries! In November!
Despite the cold weather all weekend, our intrepid photo contributors got out and about. I’d recommend a hot cup of coffee, tea, or chocolate (not because of the pictures but because it’s a generally good idea; did you not read what I wrote in the paragraph before?) and then kick your feet up to enjoy some stunning images. Enjoy! Continue reading
T-minus 10 days until turkey. I won’t ask if you are ready because it never sounds like anyone is ready for Thanksgiving. Just make do with what you can with this week: the last full, useful work week for about a month and a half. Next week is the partial week where nothing gets done. After that starts December, the lead up to Christmas and such, and Christmas shopping, all where nothing gets done. It’s really not until some time in January where things get back to normal. So, enjoy (and I don’t really mean enjoy) this week.
Our loyal photogs were out in force this weekend and captured the sights of the season. Put your feet up and prepare yourself for the week with a trip back in time. Continue reading
Whether you’re reading this from the comfort of home on your Veteran’s Day holiday, or while slaving away in the office at your job, I hope you had a great weekend. I know our photo contributors did because we got some amazing photos. Some are of the fall colors peaking, some of Washingtonians going about their routines, and some are of the oddities that make this area so great. Please take a few minutes to check them out; it’s always a great start to the week. Continue reading
With the days getting shorter and nights getting longer it’s the perfect time of year to try some long exposure photography. If you’ve never done it before a little Google sleuthing will provide a lot of information. Essential (but not required) tools include a tripod and a shutter release cable or remote. Don’t have either? Try a park bench or brick wall or some other sturdy surface in lieu of a tripod. Find the timer setting on your camera and set it for 2 or 10 seconds (or whatever it offers) if you don’t have a shutter release. Does your camera have the ability to lock the mirror to reduce in camera shake? Grab the owner’s manual and find out! Play around with shutter speeds, apertures, and even ISO to see what kind of images you can create. Then post them to our Flickr group so we can be blown away by your creative genius.
Our Weekend Flashback is full of all sorts of great photos this week, not just long exposure shots. Let’s wander through the memories together, shall we? Continue reading
It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year: the week of Halloween! When the sun is noticeably setting early; when the wind takes on a spooky feel; and when I give myself multiple cavities because I MUST HAVE ALL THE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!!! Or the Almond Joys…or the Kit-Kats…or the…you get the idea: I must have the GOOD candy. While I am now too old to go trick-or-treating, the trade off is I am now old enough to buy my own candy and not share with the neighborhood kids. I’m sure many of our loyal readers would agree with, and follow, this notion.
There was certainly a ghostly vibe in our Flickr pool, which I think means more scary things in store for the week to come. So enjoy this Flashback and be sure to get all your ghoulish pics in for the end of the week’s Review. Enjoy the photos…if you dare! Continue reading
We know, it’s Monday. We know there are a million things you’d rather be doing today than sitting at work. Like sleeping. Or napping. Or snoozing. But since you can’t be doing those things you can sit back, look at some photos, and reminisce about the weekend. It was a good weekend wasn’t it? All that sleeping. And lounging. And the doing of nothing. Don’t worry, only 5 more days until the next one.