More scenes from Washington DC

It was one of those days where I didn’t know what to do with my time. So I thought instead of trying to get some retail therapy (which is impossible with my type of budget vs the type of shops here), I might as well visit some of the tourist spots which we did not cover on our 2000 road trip.

I spent most of the day at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, gawking at pretty rocks (and feeling up those iron asteroids!), dead dinosaurs and other cool stuff of the Earth. This is undoubtedly the best fricking natural museum on earth, and they don’t even charge you a cent for entry.

It was also interesting to try and get good scenery images despite the cloudy weather. I only brought the 35mm f2.0 for this trip, and it reminded me why it’s the best prime lens of the lot.

PS What a contrast from the last time I was here with the boys. Then, I brought a bag full of L lenses, motordrive-enabled EOS 3, flash, and rolls and rolls of film. Those were crazy days when the passion ran wild.


A walk outside the Smithsonian museums and towards the Washington Monument. No fancy Photoshopping here okay, just good old monochrome exposure.


Another look at a variant of the cherry blossom.


I couldn’t believe my luck when the clouds suddenly parted for this shot, allowing good shadows and contrast of the cherry blossom tree. Located outside the Smithsonian castle.


I’m always interested in small flowers.

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