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Full Moonrise Over Georgetown

Photograph the full moonrise over Georgetown

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On this Safari you will learn the techniques of nighttime photography without flash, using a tripod and long exposures and adjusting the white balance settings on your digital camera or using color correcting filters on your film camera.

Our Safari begins at Washington Harbor with the rising of the full moon at 6:43 pm during twilight above the Kennedy Center, as seen from the banks of the Potomac River. We then walk through the streets of Georgetown, photographing the 18th century homes and storefronts, illuminated in the soft glow of old-fashioned street lamps, with long exposures giving us the red and white tracing lines of taillights and headlights from the passing cars. We also move along M Street and up Wisconsin Avenue to capture the vibrant life of this historic entertainment, dining, and shopping neighborhood.