Back for a second time, and this time during summer months. I escaped from home for a day to explore a little more of the down-town DC area.
Still a student at this point, my photography was still restricted by the usual lack of funds. I pretty much followed the “one-shot-will-have-to-do” principle, to the letter. Those were the “good” old pre-digital days.
As well as visiting a couple of the more obvious land marks, I climbed up the Old Post Office Tower and respectfully meandered through Arlington Cemetery, including the eternal flame at JFK’s grave site.
Different days led to different terrains. A visit to the Great Falls on the Potomac River is a must. The sheer scale of these waterfalls is easy to underestimate in this photo. It is only when you see people in the lower left corner that you realise how enormous this place is.
Further afield led to an underground visit to the Luray Caverns. I like this shot because of the reflections. It’s not too bad for a hand-held shot.
Washington DC, Great Falls on Potomac River, Luray Caverns – September, 1994
Info: Pentax P30T. Scanned negatives using CanoScan 8800F – cleaned up with Powershop v5