Christmas In Washington DC

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This past weekend we headed downtown, camera in hand, to check out the National Tree. We snapped some shots of that, the monuments, and pretty holiday lights around the Ellipse and on 16th Street. The lights outside the University Club on 16th (pictured in the last shot below) are SO pretty. I was also experimenting with creating shapes out of bokeh (using this method). I made my own shapes, but now I'm on the lookout for pre-made filters in shapes other than a heart!

DC readers - where are your favorite spots around the area to light-gaze?

DC Christmas Lights


  1. These pictures are amazing!!! I love this time of year!


  2. The National Christmas tree and all round the W Hotel are my favorite spots to walk to at night! Loving the green lights on the tree this year!


    1. The W is my favorite spot, too! Any time of year, really. :)

  3. I love Old Town Alexandria, the lights are really pretty & its nice to window shop and walk!

  4. These pictures are lovely & definitely putting me in the holiday spirit!

  5. UH Amazing shots Ash! Love bokeh!!!! We should have a bokeh party! :) xo

  6. These pictures are awesome. They make me want to get out more. We live near Union Station, so I am partial to the wreaths. I am so glad they get to be part of my daily commute!

  7. SO SO Pretty! I miss living on the east coast soooo much. Utah is not the same. Thank you for letting me live vicariously through you in these pictures :)

    xo, Amy

  8. these pictures are amazing and should be blown up and put in an museum! i definitely need a tutorial on bokeh!