Framing Fantastico

Here we go again, another snowstorm in the DC area. Or wait – is it rain? Either way, you may be getting sick of us talking about snow or restaurant bathrooms, but I thought I’d take this opportunity to show off what I think is a great photo by Linda O’Dell .

At first glance I thought this may have been taken using an antique camera that uses something called “film”. Alas, it’s not film, but merely a Photoshopped digital photo from a Sony DSLR-A100. The framing and composition of this shot is superb, and the grain and shading at the top and bottom add a nice effect. Overall this shot really captures one of my favorite places in this city, our beloved Mall. In the summer you can find free movies, kickball games, and swarms of tourists. In the winter you can find protests, people having snowball fights, and swarms of tourists. I just think it’s great that we have such a huge place set aside for us to keep ourselves entertained.

Good luck navigating that snowstorm DC. I hope your commute is as fun as mine is tomorrow morning.

PS – I’m sure if you’re a Canon enthusiast like I am, you’ve by now heard of their newly announced DSLR, the amazing 1D Mark III. Redesigned from the ground up, this thing shoots 10 frames per second (amazingly fast), has a Live View mode (like a point and shoot), sensor cleaner, all new menu system, custom lens focusing, amazing auto focus abilities, improved ISO range…the list goes on and on. They’ve really set the bar with this one. It will be interesting what Nikon and others do to catch up.

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