My parents recently moved out of the Northern Virginia/DC area. They are very happy with their new home in Fredericksburg, VA but I do miss having easy access to great locations to photograph like the Marine Corps War Memorial.
My favorite time to make photographs in a city is just before it “wakes up”. Before people get out to start their day, before traffic clogs the streets and before the noises of a city fill your senses. I find this lets you better appreciate elements of the architectural esthetic.
I only had a couple hours in my schedule to explore while I was in Columbus, Ohio in October. I didn’t venture very far: only 5 or 6 blocks from my hotel. There is much more of Columbus to discover but sometimes you don’t need to go very far to find an interesting photograph.
Image processed with Nik Collection’s Analog Efex Pro
On my recent trip to Pasadena, I discovered that it is a city rich with architectural beauty. City Hall was only three blocks from my hotel and was a favorite subject on my visit. This image was made just before sunrise while the interior lights were still on in the open-air central hallway.