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Richard’s Pic 5 from 2016
December 30, 2016 / Pic Five / By Richard Barnhill

Photography is not my first love - for that, I would have to say it is the weather. Being a meteorologist, I guess that does make sense! However, my fascination with weather and nature is partly what drives my photography. This past year, I had...

Joe’s Pic 5 from 2016
December 29, 2016 / Pic Five / By Joe Newman

For the first time in my adult life, I started a year without a full-time job. Or perhaps, more accurately, a full-time job working for a company or an organization. I started 2016 running my own business, a mashup of communications consulting and marketing, commissioned...

John’s Pic 5 from 2016
December 29, 2016 / Pic Five / By John (Jack J) Young

In a way, looking at them now, my 2016 picks sort of reflect my commitment to a particular category or style of photography - I have none. Always with camera in hand, I tend to shoot what I see no matter where I am...

Jeffrey’s Pic 5 from 2016
December 29, 2016 / Pic Five / By Jeffrey K. Morris

I confess that one of the things I dread about the end of the year is the task of selecting my favorite or my best photos for an annual recap. I’m never quite sure how to determine which are my best images—the best technical exposures?...

Geoff’s Pic 5 from 2016
December 29, 2016 / Pic Five / By Geoff Livingston

This year was a transformative year for my photography. I committed to taking more photos of people and at first struggled a bit, but then a trip to Cuba with several DC photographers really broke me out of the rut. ...

Clif’s Pic 5 from 2016
December 28, 2016 / Pic Five / By Clif Burns

Looking back at the photos I took in 2016, I can see that it was a year of travel -- with photos from LA, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Florida and a few other places....

Nana’s Pic 5 from 2016
December 28, 2016 / Pic Five / By Nana Gyesie

I have been contemplating the meaning of my own photography since it is now such a democratic art form with millions of images posted every day around the world. Initially, I wondered if taking pictures that garnered likes would give my pictures meaning but it...

It’s Open on Christmas!
December 23, 2016 / Misc. / By Victoria Pickering

Ever wish there was something else open in D.C. on Christmas Day other than restaurants and movie theaters? While the Smithsonian and most other museums are closed, here are five places that are open: Mount Vernon, the Botanic Garden, the Mormon Temple Festival of Lights,...