We had a great time with everyone who came to our meetup at the Jefferson Memorial to watch the World War II warbirds fly over D.C. on May 8. Thanks again to the wonderful Colonel Scott Willey, who told us all about what was flying over. We got a couple of you lucky ducks VIP access to the roof of the tallest building in Rosslyn, and tons of you scattered around D.C. getting whatever sights you could. Here are the best shots from the #WW2Flyover:
The first snow of the season usually provides some wonderful photo opportunities, and this winter was no exception. Here are some of our favorites, including a couple from the photographers at the Smithsonian National Zoo. You can see more of the zoo’s animals enjoying the snow in this Flickr album.
And don’t forget to post your best photos in the Exposed DC Flickr pool for a chance to give them a wider audience!
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:
Humans have been using horses for work, sport, war and fun for thousands of years. Many people know that horses have been helping people recover from physical injuries through therapeutic horseback riding. What many people don’t know is that horses are assisting in emotional therapy, by helping humans heal their minds.
Last year local photographer Christie Zepeda worked with Great Strides, a local riding center that facilitates emotional healing with horses. Her project focused on the human-horse connection, and how horses are active participants in the healing process. The first image above shows one way a horse will react, or “release” as Zepeda calls it, to demonstrate understanding with their human partner. Zepeda created a series of still images and a multimedia piece for the organization.
What does it mean to travel? Are we achieving our romantic ideals of interacting with the places we visit and the people we encounter? Last year, local photographer John Ulaszek traveled to Saskatchewan to visually explore the idea of travel, our relationship to place and to the vehicles that move us from one location to another.