|The protest sign man, Pennsylvania Avenue, directly in front of the White House|
But in Washington, it is challenging to do much creative photography in a short trip. Historic neighborhoods have largely been torn down or gentrified, and the cell phone crowd takes a million snaps of the monuments every day.
|Room with a view: 17th Street from the Mayflower Hotel|
|FBI building, Pennsylvania Avenue (Leitz GGr yellow/green filter to lighten foliage)|
|Salad greens, Rosa Mexicana restaurant, 7th Street NW|
|Checking in, National Gallery of Art|
1949 Leica IIIC. It is a pity the photographer did not age as gracefully.
|7th Street at the Mall|
|7th Street food truck|
|World War II Memorial|
|World War II Memorial with Lincoln Memorial in distance|
|Tree trunks, 17th Street SW|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC|
This is the end of our short tour around Washington. As with so many other places, I should return and explore in more detail.
The black and white photographs are from Fuji Acros film, taken with my dad's 1949-vintage Leica IIIC rangefinder camera and its 5cm ƒ/2.0 Leitz Summitar lens. I previously showed a comparison of my 70-year old IIIC with the new Leica Monochrom black and white digital camera when I stopped at the Leica Store Washington DC.