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08-27-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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Hello from Washington, DC

Born in southern California, I've lived all over the world and have settled (for now) in Washington, DC. Currently, I work in IT, but previously I was a photojournalist (the poorly paid, overworked, stressed-out kind, not the romantic movie kind). Now, I am happy as an amateur photographer, making my living other ways, and falling in love with the camera again.

I started with Pentax many years ago with film SLR's (Pentax ME), then left for Olympus film (OM-1, OM-2, OM-4), then Olympus digital (E-520, E3), and now I've returned to Pentax with a recent K-5 purchase. Wow! Now I remember why I always had a soft spot for Pentax.

So hello to everyone here from Washington DC!

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Welcome! I'm just about to move away, but I'd be happy to share my favorite photography spots with you some time!
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Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome! It seems like a nice group here, from what I've seen. I'm always open to suggestions for photography spots, especially as I'm rather new to the area. Most of what I shoot is documentary or nature (and sometimes both), with a little street here and there. This weekend, it's nature walks and my recently acquired K-5!
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Well, for starters...if you have a bike, and even if you don't, I'd really recommend the Mt. Vernon Trail between Rosslyn and Reagan National Airport. It's really pretty, and you have a nice view of the monuments across the water.

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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, atsidi ... Hope to see some K-5 images soon. Salut, J

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