A photo safari that lets you see the sun come up behind the Capitol and the Potomac River shoreline come alive with activity: runners along Rock Creek Parkway and shell and kayak enthusiasts digging their oars into the river in the early morning mist. And it all makes a great picture, especially with a full moon setting slowly behind Rosslyn and the Key Bridge!
5:45am til 8:15am, Fri Apr 26 @ Thompson’s Boat House, 2900 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Our Photo Safari, timed to coincide with the rising sun and the setting of a full moon, is led by architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria. It starts at Thompson’s Boat House right below the Kennedy Center, where we catch the boaters shouldering their long scullls and, in one coordinated motion, easing them into the Potomac. Then we photograph their colorful boats silhouetted against the morning sun as they make their way along the river, with the backdrop of Roosevelt Bridge and Key Bridge and the Rosslyn skyline. Next we capture the magnificent Swedish Embassy in the early morning light, and the colorful Washington Harbour complex before moving along Rock Creek Parkway up to the beautiful Arlington Memorial Bridge, with the sun shining through its arches. Great photo subjects , in color OR black and white! Mr. Luria begins the safari with general tips on low-light photography, F stops, shutter speeds, white balance and ISO settings and composition and works individually with each client on any camera issues. Now, with the weather in this town we cannot guarantee mist or a visible sunrise or moonset, sorry! But, whatever the weather, bring a tripod, a neutral density filter and a circular polarizing filter and we will help you make all the rush hour traffic on the bridge and on Rock Creek Parkway DISAPPEAR! How cool is THAT? And, on weekday sessions, the safari ends early enough so that you can get back to your office, if you must!