Trinkets in the Dark

Hi everyone!

Last November, I decided to experiment with shadows and exposure on my camera! Here are the results. ūüėÄ

For this picture I zoomed in while the shutter was open.

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For this last picture, I waved my flashlight in front of my camera for this cool effect!

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Cherry Blossoms

Hi everyone!

The world is kind of crazy right now, so I’ll take you virtually to the cherry blossom festival in DC. Unfortunately, this year the festival is closed and police are blocking all of the paths to the tidal basin, so these pictures are from last year!

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Here are a few black and white photos!

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Have you seen cherry blossoms? Are you as excited as I am that spring has arrived?

Thanks for reading!

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Chinatown Street Photography

Hi everyone!

Last fall I decided to walk around Chinatown and snap a few photos for a street photography contest.  My hands froze because of the chilly weather!

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Then I took an underground train where I also took a few photos.

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Have you ever been to a Chinatown?  Which photo did you like the best?

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Colonial Williamsburg ~ The Palace

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago, I went to Colonial Williamsburg! If you don’t know what it is, it is a living history town, taking place during the Revolutionary War. ¬†It was so much fun and I took a ton of pictures! This post is all about the governor’s palace and grounds.

Let’s begin!

So, the town is pretty big, with one large road but there are two main sites: The Governer’s palace and the Capitol. ¬†There is¬†the courthouse, the market, a few taverns, and trade shops, along with gardens and houses you can visit.

Here are a few pictures of Duke of Gloucester Street (the main street).

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DSC_2952.jpgThe Capitol is at the end of the road in this one.

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This is the palace green.

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The gate in front is really interesting because it is the English crest.

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This is what it looks like from the front.

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Inside, there is a weapon room, and bedrooms but I only got pictures of the weapon/ receiving room.

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The top guns are actually from the 1700’s!

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The walls were lined with guns, swords, and pistols to show the governer’s strength.

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In the back, there are really pretty gardens.

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There were tons of gorgeous tulips!

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I even got our tour guide to pose for my picture!

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We heard some rivermen sing behind the palace too.

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In one of the kitchens, we got to make chocolate! It was actually pretty hard.

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Outside we got to see a few animals. ¬†One was a Cleveland Brown (I think? I’m not the horse expert) and one of the last couple hundred of the breed still alive.

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And I also saw a young ox and a cart horse.

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(^just outside the palace) They give carage rides, but we didn’t end up doing one.

The end of part one of my Colonial Posts!

What did you think? Have you been to Colonial Williamsburg before?

Thanks for reading!

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The U.S. Capitol

Hi guys!

Guess what?! I got a tour of the U.S. Capitol!!!! It was amazing, and I even got to go see the house floor!!  Congressman Harper, from Mississippi, gave the tour to our group so we were able to go to some places most tours do not!

I took tons of pictures! These are of the outside, early in the morning.

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First, we went to the original place where Congress meets.

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Statues line the outer walls.  The one below is of the ceiling.

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Then we went to the place where Congress meets now! ¬†It was amazing, but I wasn’t allowed to take any photos =(. ¬†Our group sat in the front row of the seats because it was empty.

And now for to dome! At the base, the walls are lined with famous paintings like Cornwallace’s surrender and the signing of the declaration!

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Our tour was just before the area was open to the public so it isn’t as crowded as it normally is.

As you look up, there is intricate molding before the beginning of the dome.

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And finally the dome! It’s really magnificent! ¬†I was standing in the center of the room, which is actually the center of Washington D.C., and the dome was so large I couldn’t fill it all on the photo!

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(^this is probably one of my favorite pictures!)

Then we were able to onto the Speaker’s balcony! ¬†The view was amazing!

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This one I took when we were riding down an escalator.

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The tour was finished so we went outside to catch a ride home. ¬†I wanted to go up closer like I had in the morning but they blocked off the area. ¬†When we went home we learned it was because Trump and Paul Ryan were greeting the Prime Minister of Ireland on the front steps! It’s that funny timing! Here are the pictures I took from behind the blocked off area.

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What do you think? Have you been to the Capitol? Which picture is your favorite?

Thanks for reading!

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On the Airplane

Hey guys! A few weeks ago, I flew on an airplane from D. C. to Colorado! I love flying, and I’ve been flying since I was one – so I’ve been flying a lot XD! I took a few pictures out of the window. ¬†I think the clouds look so cool!

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(you can see my reflection in this one ^ :-))

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I love looking down at the ground; the cars look like ants! I was writing in my notebook the whole flight!!!

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I took a few photos of the airport!

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Have you flown before? Did you like the pictures?

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Interesting Patterns

Hi everyone! So, a few days ago I took some photos of the decorative items in my living room.  They have interesing geometric paterns that are fun to photograph.

The first few are of the inside of this decorative vase (that you don’t put flowers in :-))! ¬†It’s golden on the inside, and painted white on the outside. It was my favorite thing to photograph!

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The last few are the wood of a coffee table.

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What do you think? What is your favorite photo?

Thanks for reading!

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