Cool and Composed

Mr. zachstern, our resident digital infrared photography guru, has done a beautiful job on this shot of the Jefferson Memorial. As a newbie to the area, I never realized that the Tidal Basin froze over during the winter but duh, of course it does, especially in this horrific weather. When I think of the Jeffy, I think of cherry blossoms, tons of gawking crowds, and warm, sun burning weather. But I love the memorial’s reflection on the ice and the overall composition.

I really like a lot of this guy’s photos, but I have to wonder: does he ever get sick of the infrared thing? Does he feel obligated to shoot mostly IR photos because people on Flickr are expecting him to? Or is it simply because it turns what might be an ordinary photo into something very out of the ordinary? Only he knows the answer to that one.

On a side note for all of you Canon DSLR lovers out there, there are strong rumors that Canon will announce some new cameras on February 23rd. It’s possible that they will upgrade the 30D and the 1Ds Mark II sometime this year. It’s going to be like Christmas in February.

3 Comments so far

  1. sa-ra (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

    wow – very pretty. gotta go read about infrared now – probably, gonna be outta budget anyways. may i suggest someone as skilled takes some more shots of dc from old post office pavillion tower. man – i loved it – but the security guy came soon to tell to be careful with wirings (in so much way of amater shots). and then my battery died. but i like dc.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

    That’s a beautiful shot, thanks for featuring it, Max!

  3. zachstern (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

    Max – thanks for the post and kind words, but as far as your question, I’m not sure even he knows the answer!

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