Annapolis is a city rich in history and pride. This beautiful bay-side city offers many typical shots of boats in the water. With the Naval Academy nearby, many patriotic images are available as well. However, if one has the time, you can find hidden gems within the historic neighborhoods.
I participated in a photo walk and it was a great opportunity to interact with other kindred spirits, exchange ideas, methods, and experiences. Using my 18-270 lens, I could isolate details in the neighborhood.
This antique doorknocker attached to the weather-beaten door is a detail representative of this historic neighborhood.
This front door scene with the vibrant yellow door surrounded by the red brick and flowers explodes with color.
A wide-angle lens does not always require us to add more elements into the photo. I shot this potted plant at the wide end of my lens at 18mm. This lens challenged me to get as close as possible without adding anything extra in the shot instead of zooming from afar.
One of the most famous landscapes in Annapolis is the old Capitol building. It stands prominently in many photos of the city. I captured it by framing the leaves around the peak structure.
Approximately a mile from the neighborhood is the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC). I typically look for ways to feature patterns in my images. By rotating the camera, I lined the bottom of the photo with the covered boats.
Whether you’re searching for a serene image of a boat on the water during sunset, a family enjoying their time together, patriotic symbols of our country, abstracts, etc., Annapolis has it all within a few square miles. I find it one of my most interesting yet challenging locations because of all the images competing for your attention. During my next trip, I will select a theme, color, or some other type of criteria and tailor my images accordingly. Nevertheless, there will be ample opportunities awaiting.