All photos: Canon T1i | 50mm | ISO 100 | Aperture priority | f/3.5
As part of FotoWeek DC, there was a photo exhibit of local photographers at the Torpedo Factory. What I learned from looking at their photos is that an interesting composition/subject and correct exposure are only the start to a great photograph. I noticed textures, the range of tones (giving balance to a photo), and the details in each photo. I also noticed what they were printed on — not just your typical glossy photo paper. Most look like they were printed on textured paper, maybe even canvas…I wasn’t able to find out. Anyways, the walk through the photo exhibit showed me a larger view of the art of photography, and I’m looking forward to visiting and learning from more exhibits. I’d love to take my portraiture up a few hundred notches ;).
The Torpedo Factory is located in Old Town Alexandria, which is right along the river. I loved seeing all of the docked boats and friendly sea gulls (if that’s what they were, I’m no bird expert). Not the kind that are hunting for food like at the beach.
Jokes of the day: Reader Henry C. shared 4 jokes: (1) I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger .. then it hit me (2) Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest (3) It’s better to love a short girl than not a tall (4) Two hats were hanging on a hat rack. One hat says to the other, “You stay here, I’ll go on a head.” Help celebrate a blogversary by submitting a pun or joke (last day is Thu 11/29)!
Have you ever been to a photo or art exhibit that inspired you?
Does the water calm you, like it does me?