2013 Mid-Year Review, Part 1Posted by Rich Williams on Jul 10, 2013 in Black and White, Boston, Bridge, Cityscape, DC, Dusk, Fisheye, Massachusetts, Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Skyline, sunrise, Sunset, Washington | 2 comments
There’s hardly any need to state the obvious, but I’ll say it anyway: it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. As I dust off the cobwebs from this site, I’ll provide two reasons to explain my extended absence.
First, 2013 has been an unusually slow month in terms of landscape/cityscape photography. I simply didn’t get to travel as extensively as I liked, and as a result, my output suffered to a degree. Second, I’ve been playing with the idea of giving my blog a makeover and redesign. I’m still not sure of the direction to which I want to steer, but having been using this format for over two years, I’m hungry for a change. So until I get a new design up and running, I may as well share with you some of my most memorable images I’ve captured over the last six months.
First, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Philadelphia twice this year so far. The above image is Center City and the Ben Franklin Bridge at dusk on a chilly February evening. Down below, we have the Ben Franklin Bridge taken earlier in the afternoon as well as a sunset capture of the skyline taken later in the spring.
And, yes, I returned to Washington, D.C., one of my favorite stomping grounds. Over the course of two trips (which were mostly social and left me with little time to shoot on my own), I checked out the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, revisited the United States Capitol at sunset, and indulged in some fisheye fun inside the Washington Metro subway stations.
The sole lighthouse I’ve visited so far this year has been Annisquam in Gloucester, Mass. Here, we have a sunset shot taken back in January:
And, finally, I did my annual sunrise shot of the Boston skyline. Mother Nature decided to cooperate with me that morning and deliver a freakishly calm Charles River, resulting in a beautiful mirror-like reflection.
That’s all for now. The second part of my 2013 mid-year review will drop soon.