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Drew Smith
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Another year, another great fireworks show in DC! One of many reasons it's great to be a photographer in DC...enjoy!
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July 4, 2012 - Fireworks over DC (12 photos)
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Last week I heard through the grapevine about a Great Horned Owl nest in Chantilly and I made my way over on Saturday morning. Turns out to have been good timing - the chick was no longer on the nest by Monday morning. I did see him stretching his wings and climbing around a bit, so here's hoping the little guy is off on some new adventures!
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Great Horned Owlet (10 photos)
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Was very lucky again today to get a spot at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center for the Shuttle DIscovery Transfer Ceremony. Got to see the Shuttle Enterprise and Shuttle Discovery nose-to-nose, up close, and hear speeches from the head of NASA, the Smithsonian, and Sen. John Glenn, among others! A very cool experience all-around, and certainly once-in-a-lifetime. Note the difference in color between the Enterprise (never traveled to space) and the Discovery (365 days in space, 180 million miles+ travelled!). The charring is from the last re-entry. Very amazing.
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Discovery's Last Mission - Part 2 (26 photos)
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Got to experience a very special event today with the flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery aboard a modified 747 as it flew on its final flight from Cape Canaveral to Dulles Airport. It made 4 passes over various parts of the city at low altitude and gave some great views of a very rare event! The only thing that could have made this better was if it were at 5pm for nice low angle light, but what a cool thing to see! Enjoy!
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Discovery's Final Mission (8 photos)
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Just updated my blog with some new images of the Virginia Bluebells and Spring Beauty blossoms along the Bluebell Trail at Bull Run Regional Park. Enjoy!

http://drewsmithphotoblog.com/?p=804
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Here are some new photoimpressions of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin. As I've posted before, I have a lot of fun making these images. The basic technique is to use long exposures (as long as I can get) and usually hand-hold the camera, moving it in different ways as the picture is being taken. I used a single exposure on all of these images. In processing the images I use contrast and curve adjustments and some saturation, but the real key to the images is making the movements work to highlight the various textures and colors in the scene. What do you think - do they work? Any and all thoughts/comments appreciated!
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Impressions of Spring - Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC (12 photos)
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