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05/23/2008 07:17:52 PM · #1
We had a great time a year ago, but this time we'll skip the heat.

Date: September 13
Locations:Let's be on the Mall in the morning, when the temps will be low and we'll want all the light, and then go to the Arboretum in the afternoon, when it'll be warmer and we'll enjoy what shade there is.

Morning on the Mall: Library of Congress building, Supreme Court, U.S. Capitol, and any monuments that interest people

Lunch in Chinatown: the arch, street shooting, interesting shop fronts

Afternoon at the Nat'l Arboretum. There are also tram tours.

Dinner at my house for a BBQ.

Night shoot: Pentagon 9/11 memorial. Here's what the Web site says about photography:
"Photography is permitted within the Pentagon Memorial. However, ... photography is restricted at all other locations [at the Pentagon] (i.e. pedestrian and vehicular pathways; drop-off areas)."

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Message edited by author 2008-09-12 19:38:06.
05/23/2008 09:21:34 PM · #2
Originally posted by levyj413:

Who's in?

No date yet. Feel free to suggest one.

We had a great time a year ago, but this time we'll skip the heat.


Count me in!
05/23/2008 09:27:35 PM · #3
likely
05/23/2008 10:52:31 PM · #4
Hold your breathe, Jeffrey. I'm thinking yes. (There is no ice in September, right?)

Message edited by author 2008-05-23 22:52:42.
05/24/2008 01:30:55 AM · #5
Sounds good to me......keep me on the list and posted with updates.
05/24/2008 10:48:27 AM · #6
Anybody prefer any particular weekend? Probably one of the middle weekends is best, to avoid Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah.
05/25/2008 06:46:24 PM · #7
You could be optimistic about that heat thing, ya' know ;-) Although this weekend has been the nicest Memorial day weekend I can remember, and I've been in the DC area since ... well, let's just say decades have been involved. So maybe we'll get lucky.

Anyway, I may be gone the 3rd weekend of Septmber but otherwise look unscheduled for weekends that month. So count me in, and if you need help organizing I'd be willing to lend a hand and/or minivan, as needed.
05/26/2008 10:30:56 AM · #8
Originally posted by MaryO:

You could be optimistic about that heat thing, ya' know ;-) Although this weekend has been the nicest Memorial day weekend I can remember, and I've been in the DC area since ... well, let's just say decades have been involved. So maybe we'll get lucky.

Anyway, I may be gone the 3rd weekend of Septmber but otherwise look unscheduled for weekends that month. So count me in, and if you need help organizing I'd be willing to lend a hand and/or minivan, as needed.


Boy, you're not kidding about this weekend. It's been spectacular!

Okay, let's say Sept. 13. There! One decision made. :)
05/26/2008 10:59:31 AM · #9
I like the wandering the streets idea for at least part of the time.

I loved the zoo, but we did do that last year.

I didn't make the gardens last year......was that enjoyable enough to those who went to consider that as an option?
05/26/2008 11:01:31 AM · #10
Can anyone find the thread for last June's event?

I've searched for many combinations of:
DC
Washington
levyj413
gtg

and I can't find it.

Message edited by author 2008-05-26 11:01:50.
05/26/2008 03:05:31 PM · #11
June 2007 thread
05/26/2008 05:22:49 PM · #12
I'm planning to be in DC about then, I would like to join in.

05/26/2008 06:12:26 PM · #13
Originally posted by MaryO:

June 2007 thread


Ah, thanks!
05/27/2008 07:23:28 AM · #14
I'd like to toss my name in this time again. I had a good time last year and got good photos. I should get a membership and start a portfolio here to share. I'm not sure about which vehicle i'll have but I might be able to pry the keys to our Trailblazer out of my wife's hands for a day. I can try to head up the Union Station group for the Metro bound folks too.
05/27/2008 08:07:22 AM · #15
Looking forward to this. Now I have to make sure nothing else gets in the way.

Message edited by author 2008-05-27 08:07:58.
05/27/2008 02:23:08 PM · #16
Originally posted by timbrumley:

I'd like to toss my name in this time again. I had a good time last year and got good photos. I should get a membership and start a portfolio here to share. I'm not sure about which vehicle i'll have but I might be able to pry the keys to our Trailblazer out of my wife's hands for a day. I can try to head up the Union Station group for the Metro bound folks too.


Cool, Tim. We'll figure out rides as the day gets closer. I have a minivan, too.
05/27/2008 02:29:05 PM · #17
I just read this thread and dang I have a convention I have to set up a booth and run that weekend or I would have loved to come out. I haven't been to DC since I was a kid and I have a friend that lives there now and I could stay with. If you happen to change the weekend, I would love to know about it!!
05/27/2008 11:04:28 PM · #18
Awww crap. I've got a wedding on Sept 13. I guess I can't make it :( unless the date changes.
05/28/2008 10:32:29 AM · #19
Put me on for at least part of the day. Though there's no way I'll subject you guys to my bad leg for the whole time again. I'll either join in later or leave early. Now, here's hoping the price of gas will go down between now and then. :-X
05/28/2008 03:22:41 PM · #20
Jeb-- the Botanical Gardens provided good photos and plenty of chances for macro shots.

Rock Creek park sounds cool, I don't know squat about it though, good chance to learn.

I missed out on the zoo last year but I think I'll be able to go and take my daughter as an excuse. haha She needs to learn about the animals.
05/31/2008 12:03:41 AM · #21
Is the C&O canal too far to travel? Maybe around Great Falls or Old Anglers' Inn?
05/31/2008 12:49:44 AM · #22
Originally posted by BlueZamia:

Is the C&O canal too far to travel? Maybe around Great Falls or Old Anglers' Inn?


The canal runs from Georgetown (effectively downtown) out as far as you'd want to go into Maryland.

Great Falls and Old Anglers' are 20-30 minutes away from downtown. To make it worth the trip, I'd plan to spend the morning or afternoon out there.
06/09/2008 03:32:22 PM · #23
any more news Levyj413?
06/10/2008 05:44:00 PM · #24
The irony is I'll be there in July. Trying to coordinate something with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sjcarter.

Judy Goes to Washington

Message edited by author 2008-06-10 17:49:14.
06/10/2008 06:06:24 PM · #25
I've been wanting to go to DC each of the last two years and something has always come up. September should be good as far as weather is concerned. I'm not sure about your side trip in July. If the weather looks good then, I may come down for that one. Any shooting destination would be fine with me since I haven't taken any pictures there in about 20 years and that was with a P&S film camera.
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