Places

Sunset driving

The Maryland countryside is just beautiful, and we love to drive around whenever we can. Mostly, we go out in the evenings, looking for great spots where I can get photos of the sunsets. Here are a few I got recently in the rural areas around Poolesville:

Graze

Sun power

A good evening

As the light softly fades

Incidentally, we get around with our little sidekick, which we both love:

Sidekick

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Places

Night falls gently on the old river

This was taken from the roof of the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. I’d just finished a meeting and asked a favor from John, the hospitality manager: could he please let me go up for a few minutes to take photos? He kindly agreed, and he, along with a security guard, escorted me through the labyrinthine corridors of the top floor onto the pebble-lined roof.

What a gorgeous view that hotel has! I quickly took a whole series of photos, and I still need to post-process quite a few of those. I really like this one, as it shows the sun just about to fade over the Virginia hills while the old Potomac River goes on about its business.

Night falls gently on the old river

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Thoughts

The sky at sunset

The evening sky, in particular during those moments when the sun is just about to go down below the horizon, gets me every time. I took a series of photos last evening, and wanted to share the more notable ones with you. Photos are from North Bethesda, MD.

Chasers

Strewn

Serene

Silky

Revolution

Frozen

Toward that goal

Bend in the fabric

Crossroads

Burning embers

Rising

Toward night

Last struggle

Peace

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