My friend Chris lent me his 70-300mm lens and I took it for a spin at the National Zoo in DC.
I have always found it the most difficult to photograph the city I live in. I become so accustomed to the sights, the happenings and the little things; without practice my photographic eye can easily become disillusioned in a subconscious effort to normalize my surroundings. I must be a travel photographer at heart because now that I've lived in DC for 10 months I can see that my best photos were taken in the two times I visited last year! Sometimes the beauty that surrounds you becomes a background. I have to work to push my mind to see my surroundings like I would through a lens: always in context and always with composition in mind.
Check out my photos of DC on my 500px HERE !