The Waning Days of Summer

Although we’re almost ready for the cooler days of fall, let’s take one last look at the summer. We asked photographers from the DMV to share their images of the summer of 2022 and we are delighted with their variety. There are sunsets, cityscapes, family businesses, Ferris wheels, Brutalist architecture, baseball games, penny farthing bikes, synchronized berets, and bizarre roadside attractions.

Cheryle Alexander

(Cheryle’s portfolio)
This summer brought such heat and fluctuation to everything around us! I found myself chasing the orange fires of sunrise at the ocean in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the fiery sunsets in the still-recovering-from-hurricane-Michael Mexico Beach in Florida. Everywhere everything appeared very bright and very hot!!!

©Cheryle Alexander
©Cheryle Alexander

Tim Brown

(IG: timbrownpix; Flickr)
This summer I made a lot of photos around the 14th Street corridor where I live. Flowers, bees, trees, houses, gardens, and the bustle of the streets. This first photo shows the busy scene at 14th and S Streets NW one Sunday afternoon in July. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for 30+ years and love the way it keeps getting better!

On the street where I live. ©Tim Brown

The second photo was taken about a block away from the first and shows one of our taller neighbors — the tree at 15th and S NW. It’s hard to fit an entire big tree in a tiny camera frame and show its true scale. I think this photo succeeds in that.

Big tree, little houses. ©Tim Brown

Christopher Buoscio

(Flickr; Website)
Visiting family this summer warranted a visit to the Peanut Shop in downtown Lansing, Michigan. Opened and in continual business since 1937.

The Peanut Shop. ©Christopher Buoscio

Exploring the Mt. Vernon Trail on a bicycle and I noticed a perfect alignment of the Washington Monument centered on the Lincoln Memorial.

Along the Potomac. ©Christopher Buoscio

Clif Burns

(Flickr; Clif’s website)
A lovely and very large Rock Pigeon tries to stay cool in the porch shade on a hot summer day.

©Clif Burns

The mansion and townhouses on 13th Street at Florida Avenue on a beautiful late summer day.

©Clif Burns

Maria Helena Carey

(IG: themadamemeow; Website)

©Maria Helena Carey
©Maria Helena Carey

Rodney D. Cunningham

(IG: @rodneydcunningham)
I was simply grateful to be in a different environment before a fall COVID surge.

Chicago, Illinois. ©Rodney D. Cunningham

I was simply grateful to be outside as the pandemic continued.

National Harbor, Maryland. ©Rodney D. Cunningham

Joe Flood

(IG: joeflood; Website)
A penny farthing bike rolls through the Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone, a car-free paradise on select Sundays.

Adams Morgan. ©Joe Flood

Sunrise (and before) is the time of the boot camps at the Lincoln Memorial.

Lincoln Memorial. ©Joe Flood

Shannon Heaton

(IG: nekosandpiper)
I stopped at this seemingly abandoned farm museum to see the oversized detritus of past carnivals and amusement parks on my way home.  You can’t unsee the clown and Santa train…  

Hop on the Fantasy Farm Express: Fiberglass Farm Museum, VA. ©Shannon Heaton

This image is from the Palais des Congres, in Montreal. The colorful glass made for the perfect backdrop to the massive Anime’ convention taking place there.

©Shannon Heaton

Nini Jin

(IG: Ninister_jin_Njuice)

Golden (Brutalistic) hour. ©Nini Jin

Roland Johnson

(IG: millibenthic)
My cousin plays double bass with the DC String Orchestra, and they had a gig, “Harbor Square with GoGo Symphony”, at Harbor Square. The first half of the show was classical, the second was orchestra-backed go-go, rap, R&B, etc. The little boy was just fascinated by the double bass; perhaps he’ll take it up later on…

Future Double Bass Player? ©Roland Johnson

I was attracted to the textures and depth of field.

Kenilworth Empty Pods. ©Roland Johnson

Gloria Jones

I pretty much photographed whatever caught my eye this summer, but this summer I finally did get a chance to travel. I went to Maine and took in all its beauty including this photo of the oldest lighthouse in Maine and most photographed lighthouse in America, Portland Head Light.

©Gloria Jones

Even with all the beauty that I captured in Maine, summer just is not summer to me without taking in summer sunflowers.

©Gloria Jones

Miki Jourdan

(IG: mikijourdan; Flickr)
I spent some of my summer hanging with the birds. Here’s an indigo bunting among the sunflowers at McKee-Beshers in Poolesville, Md.

©Miki Jourdan

And, at Huntley Meadows in Fairfax, Va., a great blue heron comes in for a landing.

©Miki Jourdan

Rob Klug

(IG: osoikame)

One of my favorite things to photograph in the summer is the drum circle at Malcolm X Park.

©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

Diane Krauthamer

(IG: diane.krauthamer; Twitter)

Golden sunset over the Potomac River from Roosevelt Island. ©Diane Krauthamer
Kids playing soccer during sunset at Fort Reno Park. ©Diane Krauthamer

Marci Lindsay

(IG: marcislindsay; website)
One of my favorite subjects to shoot is tourists, even when I’m a tourist myself. These are from my summer travels, from Brighton, England, where the tourists are largely of the British ilk, and Paris, where they’re from everywhere around the globe.

©Marci Lindsay
©Marci Lindsay

Chris Marcum

(IG: csmarcum)
I had the high honor of being the officiant at two of my closest friends’ hand fasting ceremony this summer. I snapped this photo right after the ceremony as the sun set behind this big old tree. It was a perfect day.

©Chris Marcum

There’s nothing better than ice cream on a hot July day. My best photography friend Shannon (nekosandpiper) and got the best at The Charmery in Baltimore.

©Chris Marcum

Angela N.

(IG: angelaon; Flickr)
Hot summer days often end with late-day rain, and I loved shooting rain clouds on my commute home.

©Angela N.

Van Ngo

Summer is coming to a halt and I’ve yet to go on a proper vacation. However, the shutter finger is always itching to capture architectural decay, which is how we arrived at the above two images. One is the interior of a Spanish revival themed movie theater in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

©Van Ngo

The second image is of a volleyball net nearby a train roundhouse. Wasn’t sure if this was what railway workers did for leisure during their downtime.

©Van Ngo

Victoria Pickering

(IG: vpickering, Flickr)

The summer military concerts are great, and it is special to see the flag ceremony at the start of the Navy concerts.

©Victoria Pickering

All three of the pandas at the Zoo have summer birthdays, and this year I was lucky to be there to see each of them get their birthday treats. Here is two-year-0ld Xiao Qi Ji with his cake:

©Victoria Pickering

Mark Schneider

(IG: markschneiderphoto)

Here’s one I’m quite happy with. It’s from a concert I went to last week in NY. The group is called Heilung, shot on film, Kodak Tmax 3200.

©Mark Schneider
©Mark Schneider

Rimma Tsyhichko

[Editor’s note: Rimma is a reader of this blog from Ukraine.]
(Viewbug profile)

So I am sending you two photos l took this summer. I am still in western Ukraine because of the war so these photos were taken there. And they both are with a romantic note because love is in the air despite the war. In the upper photo there is an observation deck of the Town Hall.

©Rimma Tsyhichko

The other one was taken in the cozy park.

©Rimma Tsyhichko

Jeff Vincent

(IG: jeff.vers2.0; Flickr)
Despite the disappointments surrounding the Washington Nationals, I went to the stadium!  In fact, these two photos were taken in August, the day after the Nats traded Juan Soto and Josh Bell to San Diego.  There was a (predictably) small crowd on the blazing hot day, and the boys lost to the Mets, 9-5.  But the game gave joy to three generations of Mets fans seated in front of me; and a young girl found relief from the heat in one of the stadium mist machines.

©Jeff Vincent
©Jeff Vincent

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  1. A wonderful collection of pictures displaying summer everywhere! It makes one want to get out and experience all those places!

    1. So much to smile about here! Especially nice to include the photos by Rimma Tsyhichko. Thanks for another wonderful blog.

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