Wednesday, March 25, 2015

First film venture in Washington, DC

I had a long afternoon of walking in DC last week, which was the perfect opportunity for doing some street photography with my Yashica Mat 124G twin lens reflex camera. Here is a sampler of some of the photos I made. All were with Ilford HP5 film.  All photos ©2015 - Andi Wolfe; all rights reserved.
In the Metro station. Long exposure and aperture open as wide as possible. The shallow depth of field, combined with the long exposure gives this an impressionistic feel.
I love these kinds of opportunities - when a group of tourists are doing a self portrait with a cell phone. The Washington Monument is a dominating landmark of the National Mall.

The Vietnam War Memorial. This monument is always an touching place to visit. Over the years, fewer and fewer visitors have emotional outbursts as they find the names of loved ones, but there is always a touch of the wall as a name is recognized.