Wednesday night a Harvest Moon rose over D.C. and I thought about going down to the Netherlands Carillon to shoot some pictures. But, as I got off my bus on the way home from work I took a look to the east and it looked a bit cloudy.
So I bagged it. I'd been out the night before and my ass was dragging a bit so I decided I'd go home, relax and get a good night sleep.
Turns out that was a good thing. I bounced out of bed Thursday morn ready to face the day. After I'd finished my breakfast and was heading to the shower I took a glance out the door and saw a the Harvest Moon setting over the Pike.
Seeing as I was running a bit ahead of schedule I grabbed the camera, tripod and remote and went out on the balcony. Score!! An orange moon on an indigo sky. The images are clickable, so if you want to see the bigger versions, go ahead and click away.
These pictures, obviously, didn't come from my balcony. They were shot two Saturday's past at the Arts on F, along the Mall and at the Hirshhorn during the Yves Klein exhibit. I was playing around with close-ups in some of them, as you can see, and others were targets of opportunity.
These images are from the frieze surrounding the Building Museum. I find the mule skinner particularly captivating.
I never knew there was a "Diana" street in D.C.
The Klein exhibit was a display of pure color. Sadly, they didn't let you take pictures so I had to sneak some in and trust in Fate. This one turned out pretty OK.
Up or down?
Well, that's all for now. I'm headed down to St. Mary's County tomorrow for my little bike ride. If you haven't yet, you've still got a chance to contribute to my friend's ride next month out in California to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation. You know you wanna.