We’re going to try our luck with the weather with a field trip to Washington, D.C., at night. Tripods and/or high-ISO shooting!
Night photography in a city presents the challenges of capturing long exposures, dealing with different light sources (and color temperatures), and being ready for whatever weather may come our way. Possible shooting locations include the Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Monuments; the Chinatown Arch (drag the shutter for steaming headlights and taillights); the Supreme Court; the FDR and MLK Memorials; and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Please note that tripod use is not allowed in every location listed here.
We’ll meet at the Dunn Loring Fire Station at 4:00 and car pool into the District. (Sunset on December 9 is at 4:46 pm, with civil twilight ending at 5:15 and nautical twilight ending at 5:49. Moon rise is at 11:43 pm.) We’ll make the plans for what locations to visit when we meet based on how many photographers are on the trip, what their interests are, and (above all) what the weather is. (Having the group split up for different destinations would be possible.) We’ll tentatively plan to have dinner together by 7:30 or 8:00, probably in Chinatown.
Sign-ups will be available starting at the November 14 meeting.