US capital: sculpture garden jazz

Sculptures really seem to come alive when the people crowd among them.

After work Friday thousands of Washingtonians headed to the sculpture garden at the National Museum of Art on the Mall. Every bench or patch of open grass occupied, people found places to sit among the sculptures where they could enjoy the free concert.




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I took these pictures with a Nikon D90 and one of its newest, smallest, and most affordable lens offerings.

According to the company propaganda: "The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G optical design allows a different look and feel to images taken with zoom lenses, and its dimensions are ideal for discrete snapshots and landscape shooting with a picture angle that approximates that of the human eye."

First and foremost, travel is about mobility. I find that heavy camera gear gets in the way of getting to places and -- especially -- situations where you can take great pictures. Moreover, I like that this lens captures images better than almost any zoom in low-light conditions. So I have resolved to do an experiment: I will only carry this one lens and we'll see how it goes.

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