Our inaugural photo walk at Union Market last Saturday was a great success, drawing about a dozen shutterbugs in spite of the stifling heat. A mix of familiar and new faces first chatted, some geeked out over gear, then all set off to wander the bustling building and beyond. This is a sampling of what we saw:
While there’s quite a lot going on in this photo from Yonas Hassen, it’s subtle enough not to be distracting. Like stars in an urban night sky, the signage becomes more apparent the longer you gaze. The roll-up garage door’s uneven frame complements the the triangular shapes in the left of the shot, while the hospital-issue pale green walls provide a soothing backdrop, with the splash of gold accenting the scene from behind the cinder blocks. (EXIF.)
The title of Jano Silva‘s photo sums this one up nicely. Sure the heat index is over 100 degrees, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look your finest and go enjoy an American pastime. (Oh sure, you say, this was taken in April. Something tells me this guy is busting out the full seersucker even today.)
After yesterday’s gorgeous horse photos, we’re sticking with the animal theme for today’s In Frame. Betsy Law steers clear of any urge to be cutesy, framing the child and dog to create a hint of tension between the sad-faced pup and the onlooking child. Shrewdly including the magazine cover in the shot lets us know it was almost certainly taken in the D.C. area.
If you’re going to have just one photo on your stream, it might as well be a snappy one. Actually hownowknowhow just joined Flickr — and we encourage you all to join up and add your photos to our Exposed DC pool. If you like taking pictures, it doesn’t matter if you’re just an Instagram-aholic or a pro with gear worth more than your car, we take all kinds here.
I saw a bunch of photos pop up on my feeds after Squarepusher played at the Black Cat last week, most taking advantage of the blazing light display. Here, instead, hownowknowhow dialed back the in-your-face LEDs and used them more as a canvas for his composition: the crowd in silhouette seemingly mesmerized by the man on stage.