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.
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!!!
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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!
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.
Visiting family this summer warranted a visit to the Peanut Shop in downtown Lansing, Michigan. Opened and in continual business since 1937.
Exploring the Mt. Vernon Trail on a bicycle and I noticed a perfect alignment of the Washington Monument centered on the Lincoln Memorial.
(Flickr; Clif’s website)
A lovely and very large Rock Pigeon tries to stay cool in the porch shade on a hot summer day.
The mansion and townhouses on 13th Street at Florida Avenue on a beautiful late summer day.
Maria Helena Carey
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Rodney D. Cunningham
I was simply grateful to be in a different environment before a fall COVID surge.
I was simply grateful to be outside as the pandemic continued.
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A penny farthing bike rolls through the Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone, a car-free paradise on select Sundays.
Sunrise (and before) is the time of the boot camps at the Lincoln Memorial.
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…
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.
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…
I was attracted to the textures and depth of field.
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.
Even with all the beauty that I captured in Maine, summer just is not summer to me without taking in summer sunflowers.
(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.
And, at Huntley Meadows in Fairfax, Va., a great blue heron comes in for a landing.
One of my favorite things to photograph in the summer is the drum circle at Malcolm X Park.
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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.
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.
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.
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Hot summer days often end with late-day rain, and I loved shooting rain clouds on my commute home.
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.
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.
(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.
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:
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.
[Editor’s note: Rimma is a reader of this blog from Ukraine.]
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.
The other one was taken in the cozy park.
(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.
A wonderful collection of pictures displaying summer everywhere! It makes one want to get out and experience all those places!
So much to smile about here! Especially nice to include the photos by Rimma Tsyhichko. Thanks for another wonderful blog.
Thanks so much, Jeff. Appreciate your contribution to it!
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