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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

I shot this one in February when the weather was warm and I was wandering the National Mall. Used my Sony A7R for this image along with what I consider the greatest landscape/travel lens the 24-240mm. For a lazy person like me that hates swapping out a lens it’s a one size fits all. The best part is you can go from wide to long and not really miss much. If you need to go wider you just back up…

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5 From DC

5 From DC

This is the final of the series. This was taken in the middle of Virginia Avenue. I got a few strange looks from people walking by and cars as I setup my tripod in the middle of a traffic island. The Washington Monument is one of the tallest structures in Washington DC so it serves as a landmark if you are navigating. You can also see it from most vantage points that have a clear view. So if you are…

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Memorial Shadows

Memorial Shadows

This was shot on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC,. I had just finished taking some photos off the backside of the Lincoln Memorial and was walking around to go back down to the front. I saw the shadows off the columns with the Washington Memorial in the distance and just had to take the image. I got lucky in that no one was walking towards me. I was rushed because I had people coming behind me. In fact, there…

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Reflecting Washington

Reflecting Washington

This is the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial was behind me as the two monuments face each other with the pool between them. Shot this the day before Presidents Day here in America. It was absolute chaos down there because it was a 3-day weekend and the weather was really nice. So I was fighting for space. Everyone was wanting to take pictures or selfies of the reflecting pool. I am polite and…

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Monument Rising

Monument Rising

Might have a couple more shots left for this stuff but this may be the last image from that shoot. I have a backlog of new stuff to go through and with the various bits and bobs I shoot on my meanderings that I engage in. I have actually shot the Washington Monument before at nearly identical spot. At the time I had no native Sony FE lenses and was using some adapted Minolta glass that I sold. This one was…

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Cherry Blossom and the Monument

Cherry Blossom and the Monument

Not sure how I feel about this image. To be honest I’m tired which isn’t the best time to edit a photo but I liked it enough to attempt it. The weird color difference in the Washington Monument isn’t the camera’s meter doing something funky, the Washington Monument is two different colors. I believe it has to do with the repairs that were required after it was damaged in an earthquake (ironically enough I was in California when that happened)….

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Patriotic Sunset

Patriotic Sunset

This image was shot at the base of the Washington Monument. I was going to do a series but I didn’t feel that the rest of them fit because the light was all over the place and this image was toned towards the warmer side just to increase the visual sensation that a sunset brings. Having light shifting would lose the effect I was going for so another single image it is! Enjoy!  

All Lit Up Again

All Lit Up Again

This is another from my photowalk. The foreground is the World War II Memorial with the fountains and the background is the Washington Monument. I have no real idea how I shot this but I did. One of the joys of manual focus glass is that you don’t get EXIF data and really it doesn’t matter.  I just liked the lights coming off the memorial and the monument along with the tourists moving about. Enjoy.

Public Faith

Public Faith

So I was sitting on the National Mall in Washington DC waiting for my friend and then we were going to embark on a photowalk led by Trey Ratcliff of Stuck In Customs. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the guy in the image below carrying the cross in the image over his shoulder walking to the Washington Monument that is to the right out of the frame in the image.  Once he got to the spot where…

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Monumental Reflection

Monumental Reflection

I took my new Sony A7R out for a stroll on the National Mall in Washington DC. I was walking and saw the shot below and stopped and snapped a few frames. I forget the name of the pond that this is but the big obelisk is the Washington Monument named after our first President, George Washington. It was under construction over the last few years due to damage from the very rare earthquake that happened here. So all the…

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