Here are some really horrible shots that I’ve rounded up, all taken with a bunch of cheap disposable cameras in Washington D.C., 2004.
In no particular order, I found pix of various statues and monuments, the White House, the Department of the Treasury, some art including “The Thinker” and a Dali, a pathetically aimed shot of my childhood role model Oscar from Sesame Street, my gracious hosts: brother Luke and his buddy Skye doing dishes, a shot of IBM’s Deep Blue, and so forth. To make things more personal, I made a conscious effort at the time to include myself the these photos as much as possible. I have since questioned that decision.
I cringe to think of how many photos didn’t come out, particularly the art at the Smithsonian and the Hirshhorn. No less than half of these pix are completely black. I took pix of everything I saw, and much of that now is unfortunately confined to my own twisted memory until my next visit with a decent camera.
If you’ve never done Washington D.C., I recommend going solo. This travel arrangement will allow you to see as much as you can in as little time possible with the fewest distractions. About three and a half days did it for me.
God Bless America.