Showing posts with label Alexandria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexandria. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

90 - Torpedo Factory

From 365 Project
The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria Virginia has been restored and today houses an art center. The U.S. Navy began construction of the building a day after Armistice Day, November 12, 1918. It served as the navy's torpedo center for five years before becoming a munitions storage facility. During WWII the building reverted to its original use and produced almost 10,000 torpedoes. It was used for storage for a number of years before opening as an art education center, artist studios and gallery in 1974. Canon 40D 1/125s at f/16.0, ISO 200, 34mm effective focal length.

Monday, March 30, 2009

89.1 - Joe Bonamassa

From Joe Bonamassa Birchmere
My first two posts in one day. The purpose of our trip to Alexandria was to see Joe Bonamassa at the Birchmere. The concert was amazing. This is one of the photos I took and some others are posted here. Canon G10, 1/20s at f/3.2, ISO 800, 18mm equivalent focal length.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

88 - The Usonian House

From 365 Project
A silhouette view of the cutouts from the Pope-Leighy House designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright for Loren Pope in winter 1940-41. Each Wright house had a unique design repeated throughout. This cutout is featured on clerestory windows all round the structure. The Usonian houses were designed to bring organic architecture to "every man". This 1200 square foot home was built for $7000. Canon 40D, 1/125s at f/6.4, ISO 400 with a 36mm equivalent focal length.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

87 - Air Force Memorial

From 365 Project
The Air Force Memorial in glows against low hanging clouds and mist. Located on a promontory in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the Pentagon and adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the memorial's three 270 feet tall stainless arcs evoke the spirit of flight. Taken with a Canon 40D, 5.0s exposure at f/8.0, ISO 200, 28mm equivalent focal length, mounted on a tripod.