Drew Geraci showcases Washington, DC beautifully in his time lapse video District 1.5. Time lapse uses a series of photos at regular intervals. When you string them together, they almost look like a video. Add to that, Geraci uses a high dynamic range technique, which fuses multiple images of different exposures into a single photo. This helps you create a picture with a wider range of dark to light than you can typically capture with a camera.
If all this sounds like a lot of work, check out his description of the other challenges he encountered:
Anything for the shot, right? DC locals will know he shot this a couple years ago because many of the locations he features are covered with scaffolding and netting.
Enjoy a beautiful photo tour of Washington, DC.
Project 365 idea: Shoot a series of images of your neighborhood from sunrise to sunset. Tell the story of one day.