Favorites Photo Hunt

While Karma said we could photograph any of our favorites, I choose to take a few of her suggestions for this month’s Photo Hunt.

Food

I am not a very adventuresome eater when it comes to Chinese food.  If it says Sweet and Sour, it is good.  🙂  If you are visiting Chinatown in Washington, DC.  I highly recommend the Eat First restaurant on H Street.  Not much of an authentic setting but the food more than makes up for it.

Chinese dishes from Eat First restaurant in Washington, DC. Sweet and Sour Chicken, House Special Fried Rice with chicken, beef, shrimp and Broccoli Chicken.

Chinese dishes from Eat First restaurant in Washington, DC. Sweet and Sour Chicken, House Special Fried Rice with chicken, beef, shrimp and Broccoli Chicken. iPhone photo.

Color

On the way to the First Eat restaurant, we took the Metro and disembarked at the Chinatown station.  The light display above the station’s entrance was too colorful not to photograph.

Colorful lights above the Chinatown metro station entrance/exit in Washington, DC.

Colorful lights above the Chinatown metro station entrance/exit in Washington, DC. iPhone photo using Pro HDR app.

Animal

The National Zoo in Washington, DC is free to the public and is a must do for me each time I visit DC.  As Zoo’s go, it is still in transition from an older zoo with bland exhibits to ones which are more livable for the animals and educational for the people who visit.

Tigers are my favorite wild cats.

Sumatran tiger at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Sumatran tiger at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 220, EV -0.3, 300mm focal length, cropped.

Vacation Spot

Washington, DC is a popular vacation spot for families and, as I found out, many school field trips in the Springtime.  The museums and monuments were full of school groups during the day so I got up early one morning and photographed around the US Capitol building.  A building which is the embodiment of the United States of America. The whole city is a photographic gem.

United States Capitol building in Washington, DC.

United States Capitol building in Washington, DC. iPhone photo using the Pro HDR App.

Sport

While I might have surprised you with the Vacation Spot, it is not a surprise ice hockey is my favorite sport to play, watch and photograph.

Action during a recent Syracuse Crunch ice hockey game in Syracuse, New York.

Action during a recent Syracuse Crunch ice hockey game in Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/70-200, 1/800s, f/2.8, ISO 3200, EV +1.3, 200mm focal length, cropped.

Bonus

As Karma pointed out in the first comment below, there was a bonus portion to this month’s photo hunt.  I missed it when I copied the list to my iPhone.  I did come across something in Washington, DC though. I remember saying to myself I should photograph it for her as it would be something she would have.  As most of my followers know, I rarely photograph flowers so this one is for you Karma!

Washington, DC Tulips.

The Architect of the Capitol had planted thousands of tulips all over the Capitol grounds including these which were lighted by the early morning Sun. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV 0, 230mm focal length.

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7 Responses to Favorites Photo Hunt

  1. Karma says:

    Ooh, tigers! I love tigers. Such impressive beasts.
    No entry for the bonus this time around? 😉

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  2. Karma says:

    I do like the bonus! 🙂 Hmmm… we seem to be the only commenters on this one so far!

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  3. diggingher says:

    Whoa the tulip is beautiful and I like that tiger too. I am not much of a Chinese food fan however I recently discovered that American Chinese food is not authentic so I ventured out using Yelp to discover the read deal. I have twice now enjoyed Dim Sum at an authentic place which has totally changed my mind. Hope you enjoy my favorites…http://wp.me/p1PaX2-pf

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  4. Robin says:

    That is an awesome tiger image. You can almost see the movement. Beautiful series of photos, Scott. 🙂

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  5. Nye says:

    Scott, the Chinese foods look delicious, and the tulips are beautiful.

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