The Leica Monochrom In Washington’s Most Beautiful Spot

Leica Monochrom, 35mm Summilux FLE, ISO 3200, f/11, 1/350th of a second, at sunset, October 10/23/2012

Let us all agree that Washington, D.C. is a beautiful city.  With monuments and vistas along the Mall, tucked as it is in a bend on the river, it is arguably the United States’ most beautiful city.  For me, the most beautiful corner in our small but lovely metropolis is the Dumbarton Oaks estate, which sits on the hill above Georgetown.  Wending over hills and valleys across 57 acres, approximately half of that deeded to Rock Creek Park, but with a sizable portion still part of the original 1701 estate, it is a genuine urban oasis.  On a hot summer day, or a lovely autumn afternoon, it is a glorious spot to walk around, with follies and mysteries tucked into the gardens.  Since late August, when we received our Leica Monochrom, we’ve wandered the hills and gardens, camera in hand.

For a collection of images taken in the most beautiful spot in D.C., click here.

One Response to “The Leica Monochrom In Washington’s Most Beautiful Spot”

  1. […] in the world, we would take Washington’s Dumbarton Oaks.  We have photographed it, and written about it, many […]

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