[Jimbaux walks alone across the Key Bridge.]
My dear Jimbauxlings, today I bring you a set of pictures I took Friday and of which I am quite proud. Enjoy, mes amis!
The weather here Friday was darn weird, and this weirdness provided for some great photo opportunities, so great that I’ve updated my print website for the first time in nearly a year, but we’ll get to that soon enough.
It Does Get Better Than This
Here’s the first view of something of which you’ll see very different views before this post ends. It’s all about atmosphere!
Again, below, you’ll see some much more dramatic shots of this same stuff.
Spirituality and Peace
Seen in the background in the below view is an architectural landmark of Washington, and something for which Jimbaux has a special place in his heart.
The Catholicness (or Catholicicity) of the foreground contrasts with the Episcopalianness (or Episcopalianicity) of the background, and there are some powerful metaphors at work in this image. The foreground is part of the Georgetown University. The impressive and iconic structure in the background is the Washington National Cathedral, a place of great significance for Jimbaux and others.
Yes, that’s the Potomac River at the bottom in the picture.
The Money Shot
Moving right along from spirituality to money, here’s a shot that you might want hanging on your wall. Here are the Watergate Complex, the Kennedy Center, and the Washington Monument all bathed in sunlight with dark clouds behind them.
Yes, large-sized prints of this image without any copyright watermarks can be purchased here. How’d you like a 20″x30″ poster of this on your wall? Hey, just like Jimbaux needs money, you need something cool like that on your wall, right? Help this starving artist continue to publish content like this!
Looking The Other Way For a Minute
Plenty of neighborhoods in Arlington County, Virginia, look like this.
Nobody’s going to get mad that the shot is black-and-white, right? Right? Yeah, it’s terrible, but when I now see or use B&W, I still can’t help but think of the comment that “somebody” left on this article.
My, How The Wind Blew
We had unusually high winds through the area on Friday. Check out the white caps in the Potomac River.
Yes, that’s the Watergate Complex in the background. We’re now out on the Key Bridge, which connects Rosslyn, Virginia, to the Georgetown area of DC.
I’m not kidding you when I tell you it was windy, and I don’t think I’ve ever experienced winds that strong other than during a hurricane. My face got sandblasted, and I was nearly blown over into the lanes of automobile traffic.
This young couple leaned forward into the wind.
Here, we see Jasmin Banaei and Arash Diba. Getting these pictures was very difficult because I couldn’t hold the camera still, and these are a few decent shots compared to many that were blurry because the wind, I kid you not, nearly blew the camera out of my hand.
And we now go from a view taken on the Key Bridge to a view taken of the Key Bridge.
Now, let’s see some more shots to the east, this one another black-and-white.
Pretty cool, eh? Just for good measure, here’s a color shot.
Now we go back to black-and-white for this monumental image.
And that’s all for now. I had the great pleasure on this day of seeing my old Iowa pal Tom and making a new friend from back home on the bayou. I’d write more about this, but I’m tired and busy.
Meet “Date Me, D.C.”
I went out to a singles’ social on Thursday evening where I knew nobody but made some new friends. I got to meet the young lady who runs the Date Me, D. C. website, and I told her how courageous I thought she was for being able to publicly discuss such things. Jimbaux, for too much of his life, has been too much the opposite of this, being too cagy about things, and that’s one of my new projects, to be a more open person. I’m using Jimbaux’s Journal to meet that goal! Refreshing?
I’d write more about this, but I’m really tired.
Hey, dudes. For the Washingtonians reading this, I want to announce that I am officially in the business of giving guitar lessons. If you are interested, contact me via my directory website, and I can offer you a good rate since I’m fairly new in town. The first people to contact me about this get the best deals!
Until next time, mes amis.