Our Favorite Pictures from FotoWeek DC 2010

Our Favorite Shots from DC FotoWeek 2010
Our Favorite Shots from DC FotoWeek 2010

Arlington resident Walter Grio convinced a friend to don a panda costume for this shot taken on an Orange Line Metro train. The giant bear hardly fazed commuters. Photograph by Walter Grio

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

Matt Hansen of Alexandria was drawn to a duckling as it struggled to leap out of the Reflecting Pool following a storm. Photograph by Matt Hansen

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

New York resident Miykaelah Sinclair took third place in the FotoWeek contest’s new mobile-phone category. She captured this view of the National Gallery of Art’s underground walkway with an iPhone. Photograph by Miykaelah Sinclair

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

This close-up of the statue of three soldiers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was taken by DC’s Suzanne Davis. “The raindrops reminded me of tears,” she says. Photograph by Suzanne Davis

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

Flore de Préneuf won the Spirit of Washington competition with this picture of the Department of Housing and Urban Development headquarters: “As I’m a World Bank employee, caffeine, crumpled paper, and security cameras are part of my day-to-day reality.” Photograph by Flore de Préneuf

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

Captain Alan Faulkner attaches a lure he created to hook rockfish off Tilghman Island. This photo is part of a series on Chesapeake Bay watermen by Newseum staff photographer Maria Bryk. Photograph by Maria Bryk

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

After a day of kayaking near Point of Rocks, Maryland, Reston freelance photographer Jim Kirby captured a peaceful sunset. Photograph by Jim Kirby

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

A visitor touches the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The photographer, Silver Spring resident Judah Lifschitz, has taken pictures at the wall every Memorial Day for nearly ten years. Photograph by Judah Lifschitz

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

On a sailing trip to St. Michaels last summer, Annapolis photographer David Burroughs leaned over the side of a 32-foot Beneteau to get this shot during a storm. Photograph by David Burroughs

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

The leftovers from Barack Obama’s inauguration: an army of portable toilets in front of the National Archives. “Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, there’s meaning in that contrast,” says the photographer, DC patent lawyer Allen Melser. Photograph by Allen Melser

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

A solitary runner caught Reston photographer Jim Kirby’s eye early one morning in Herndon. Photograph by Jim Kirby

Our Favorite Shots from DC FotoWeek 2010
Our Favorite Shots from DC FotoWeek 2010

NASA consultant Lauren L. Miller commutes to DC from a Philadelphia suburb once a week. She’d thought about shooting this photo outside Union Station for years: “I ended up missing my train, but it was worth it.” Photograph by Lauren L. Miller

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Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

Jim Kirby photographed a family of cormorants during an early-morning kayaking session near the Occoquan River. Photograph by Jim Kirby

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

Another in the watermen series by the Newseum’s Maria Bryk. This one depicts a practice known as pound-net fishing, in which fish are trapped in nets hung between underwater posts. The photo was taken at sunrise, the end of an early-morning fishing trip. Photograph by Maria Bryk

Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010
Our Favorite Shots from FotoWeek DC 2010

Alexandria’s Matt Hansen used a 30-second time-lapse technique to capture the movement of traffic streaming by the Air Force Memorial in Arlington. Photograph by Matt Hansen