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Hi! Welcome back!

Today we’re looking at a few landmarks! Just a few easily recognizable shots. I’m having another not-particularly-inspired week, and I decided it was more important to keep the newsletter going with something than drop it again, so here we are. Let’s get into it!

December 2016. National Mall (Washington, DC)

This is one of the earliest I have from when I first rented a Leica Q. I was living in DC and figured sure, why not go wander around to some of the monuments. The Washington Monument is easily recognizable. It was a chilly, overcast winter day and the ground definitely reflects that in this photo. It’s not that perfect green grass postcard moment, but it is still a recognizable landmark. The Washington Monument is literally the focal point of DC. A common myth is that no building in DC is allowed to be taller than the Washington Monument, but in reality the height limit of a building in DC is bound by the width of the street it’s on.

April 2017. Champ de Mars (Paris, France)

Another landmark, the Eiffel Tower! When we visited Paris in 2017, obviously we had to stop by the Eiffel Tower. It was another kind of gloomy day. We didn’t and up going up, but we did wander around and take some more fun pictures. I like this picture because I think it helps communicate the scale of the building, the trees and the angle make it feel super tall. Similarly to the Washington Monument, few buildings are taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris thanks to some restrictive laws.

April 2018. Hawk Hill (Sausalito, CA)

I don’t think you can have too many pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s just one of the laws of photography. I had rented a car for a day and ran an errand across the bridge. On the way back, I had some time so I drove up to one of the lookout points on Hawk Hill and snapped this shot on a stellar, clear day. I love how blue the water looks in this shot, makes me want to dive right into the water through my computer screen.

Thanks, and see you next time!