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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 3/21-3/23

Today’s Weekend Flashback is full of great photos. The photo group is full of even more great photos. Maybe it’s the light at the end of the cold, snowy tunnel that got everyone’s creative juices flowing. Maybe it’s the lead in the water. Whatever it is keep it up guys and gals! Click through to check out the rest. Continue reading

Weekend Flashback

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

Weekend Flashback

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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 2/7-2/9

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

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Weekend Flashback: 1/31-2/2

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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 1/24-1/26

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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 1/17-1/20

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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback 1/10-1/12

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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 1/03-1/05

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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 12/20-12/22

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

Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 12/13-12/15

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.

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Weekend Flashback

Weekend Flashback: 12/06-12/08

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