During a trip to DC this past weekend to do a preso at Washington Apple Pi (a Mac User Group), Shawn and I got to visit Mount Vernon. I'd never visited George Washington's home before and had no idea what to expect; and wow, I was shocked at both how much there was to see and how spectacular it was. Click on the photo above of me in "macro mode" or the beautiful daylily below (both shot with a Canon Rebel XTi) to see the photo gallery. Some of the flowers in this formal garden were planted by George himself!
Over the weekend we stayed at Pat & Ron Faquet's home, whom we've known for many years, and happily they wanted to trot out to George's house with us. This is a shot of them below in Ron's new convertible. If you like the photo effect, be sure to check out this week's tutorial on how to create a "Lensbabies" photo effect. It's really a selective blurring technique that accentuates a certain portion of a photo. Enjoy!