Scenes in Color from Georgetown
The day was beautiful, not too cold, and with hints of warmer weather to come. I am eager for sunshine days; the cold gets to me after some time. A quick trip into DC gave me about an hour to walk around Georgetown with my camera. The homes in this neighborhood are beautiful and some very old, at least by historical US standards. What stories could they tell?
The dappled light played all around. Sometimes it made for interesting shots like this blue house, while others were busy and unidentifiable. We found these beautiful tulips that had a wonderful scent. Too bad I couldn't capture the way they smelled. Across the street, I caught a delivery in progress. It was interesting how lively this quiet neighborhood turned out.
I've spent more time on the streets shooting and beginning to trust my instincts more. There are times I miss something that could have been great. Ultimately, it's a fleeting moment, a reminder that even when you slow down, you can't catch them all.
I think I've adapted well to using a rangefinder. The fully manual, no-fuss approach to shooting continues to teach me new things. Most importantly, the more I slow down, the more I see, which means more chances to produce great shots. It's challenging to fight the urge to rush or to keep moving, though. I've been in a hurry my entire life for no good reason. It's produced some interesting results before, but mostly less than desirable, if I'm being honest. So here's to taking the rush out of things.