Good-bye, Easy Mt. Washington Sunrise

Pittsburgh Mt Washington sunrise

The sunrise last Saturday was not all that glamorous. Yet it was the last day that I was able to get up early and easily make it to Mount Washington by myself before I end the lease of my Shadyside apartment and completely move out of the city. That milestone status makes this morning trip blog-worthy.

上星期六的日出其實沒什麼厲害的,但這是我最後一天可以自己早起輕鬆上華盛頓山,接下來就要徹底搬離城市,沒有Shadyside的小公寓了。所以雖然日出不精彩,還是值得紀念。

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DC Cherry Blossoms: Schweinebraten and Spring at the U.S. Capitol

cherry blossoms U.S. Capitol

My third day in DC turned out to be a day of cherry blossoms plus gourmet sandwiches. I had German fusion Argentine sandwiches for lunch and Spanish tapas-sized sandwiches from 100 Montaditos for dinner. Great food and amazing companies outweighed the blossoms.

在DC的第三天意外變成櫻花與高檔三明治日,中午是德風阿根廷三明治,晚餐是100 Montaditos西班牙三明治,食物和朋友比這天的日出和櫻花厲害一百倍。

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HDR Experiments: Library of Congress and U.S. Capitol

Library of Congress HDR

I finally got Photomatrix! (Thank you dad!) Haven’t gotten any chance to take bracketed photos to make a real HDR, but I could not wait and threw in single photos in to try out the software. I love HDR architecture. The first photo I threw in the software of course was one of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The original photo was from my trip to D.C. last August. (To those who are not photo nerds, HDR means high-dynamic-range imaging. In plain English, that means to bring details out of a real scene from direct sunlight to the dark shadow, um, based on my amateur understanding anyway.)

我終於有Photomatrix了!目前還沒機會出去拍用來HDR的照片,但迫不急待隨便丟了一些單張照片進去跑,一直覺得HDR拿來做建築最美,所以第一張丟進去的就是華盛頓的國會圖書館,原始照片是去年八月去華府的時候拍的。(HDR是高動態範圍影像,用業餘不負責的白話來說就是把整個實景從陽光直射的地方到暗暗陰影的地方的細節都帶出來。)

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