I'm not able to get out for a while and so am looking back at past photos to convert to high contrast black and white. These are some I took while walking among new buildings in the Tysons Corner area. That place is growing super fast especially now that the metro is there and if Amazon would pick that particular "corridor" of the area, wow, gridlock!
Last night I went to Community Forklift's First Friday! They stay open late, have a live band, food, a pop up bar, special market sales from local folks, and a sale on everything they have! They do this the first Friday of every month from May through September so you have time to attend one more. They're in business for a great cause, they have LOTS and LOTS of very useful stuff and the First Friday thing is just fun!!! I was there early...heavy rain and terrible rainy-day traffic going through DC...so there weren't a lot of people, although more were coming in as I was leaving. Just a fun evening. These are a few of the shots of folks I met and things I saw.
I was taking a class from Greg Holden of Capital Photography Center in downtown DC. He was teaching "Seeing in Black and White" which was a mix of lecture, discussion, and then, he went with us to the street. We visited Lafayette Park just across from the Whitehouse to experiment with finding the right subjects and content for B&W photos. I think I took a fairly even mix of people and things but these five rose to the top and they are all of people. I'll post more in the days to come of buildings and objects but thought these people were quite notable.
The rain paused!! So off to Loudoun County for their fair. Admittedly, the rain from the last few days has made some of the grounds kind of muddy...well...really muddy. The folks that were in charge of the fair were doing their best to haul old coal or gravel in so that the mud was less muddy. The rides, ferris wheel, etc., weren't open yet so not many kids were around. Except at the livestock barns where the 4h-ers were completely out and having lots of fun. It took me back 50+ years to the South Dakota State fair. I had fun!