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As you all (mostly) know I'm usually full of BS and opinion in these here notes...well, I can't say i'm up to it today. I'll try to manage, but I'm not promising a thing. One thing I can say with a good amount of confidence is, if you come to DC/Maryland chances are you won't have your photo taken by some random photographer roaming the streets. UNLESS it's me. Now, there are plenty of photos of the monument and the various beautiful buildings...BUT, as most of you (mostly) know, a city is not a city without its people. Where are the people? Where are the dark gritty faces and confused glances of the crawling inhabitants of this high profile town/city/beast/mulit-national corporate giant? I get lonely you know. Now don't get me wrong, I see photographers...but usually they are focused UP as opposed to level or down...how many marble/sky shots do we need? I have plenty, so I can imagine the quantity. Other photographers are the professional journalists decked out in their most recent National Geographic approved garb. They are (mostly) taking pictures of people who only come out when a sign says it's their special day. I get a kick out of pointing my camera in the complete opposite direction that theirs are focused, then searching for days trying to see what pictures they were taking...I (mostly) don't find those pictures. So, come on...point that camera right into the heaving, sweat soaked flesh of the city...find the faces that hold all of the marble up. Search for the toothless throngs whose footsteps set the rhythm of the town of your choice. They're out there and waiting for their moment to shine...I need some F%$king company.

Motivational speech provided by Evan Williams bourbon.

PS...superzooms don't count, you have to stink like said city when you're done filling your lens.

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