I was certainly in the Christmas spirit when I joined Joe Yablonsky for a short night shoot walkabout last night in DC. 'Tis definitely the Season and there were lots and lots of people enjoying the mostly mild weather. We walked from the National Archives to the Navy Memorial and then to the Portrait Gallery. On the way we found a Christmas Bazaar on the sidewalk in tents...the block long shops really sent me back, back to the "days of old" when I could run laughing through the streets not worried about the cold, or the hour, or dark. Just the fun and laughter. My first shot is a long exposure on a tripod to create sort of a "Ghosts of Christmas Past" on the streets of DC. The second is across from the Spy Museum; while making a long exposure I rotated the zoom ring to create the "spikes" of light. I love the view across the Navy Memorial up the street. And the last is the National Archives...it's the back of the building, someday I swear I'll go to the other side. Thanks, Joe!