Jim Darling’s photograph of the East Potomac Pool is a slap in the face reminder that summer is officially over. No more outdoor pool hours, no more long sunny days, and no more running in the sprinkler. We should see Christmas decorations in the stores any day now.
Photographer John Ulaszek leaves us with an important life lesson to take into this three-day weekend: Always focus on the cheese.
Another great example from Pablo Benavente of the benefits of always having your camera with you, for those unique moments that you can’t believe you’re actually seeing. Pablo told me via email that he was visiting the Folklife Festival on the Mall when he noticed these tourists “playing with the Port-A-Potties. I mean, I’ve seen people posing with the monuments, buildings, etc., but it’s the first time I’ve seen someone posing with the Potties!” The framing adds another level to the shot: “leaving the photographer out of the frame makes the photo more interesting.”