Category: The District

Statue of Pres. Abraham Lincoln Through the Columns

Pres. Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Located in the central hall of the Lincoln Memorial is the figure of Abraham Lincoln sitting in contemplation. The statue was created by leading sculptor Daniel Chester French and curved by the Piccirilli Brothers. The statue rest on top a pedestal Tennessee marble and […]

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Blue Hour Photo of the Lincoln Memorial Converted to Black and White

Lincoln Memorial, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. This is the black and white version of the photo from my previous post which you can see here.

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Lincoln Memorial during the blue hour

Lincoln Memorial, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. At the east side of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial during the blue hour on a late spring evening . Taken at ISO 100, F/14, 2 sec, with a Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM Lens.

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Statue of President Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Memorial, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. This is a photo of the Statue of President Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial.

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Low Light Black and White Photo of the Linconln Memorial

Low Light Black and White Photo of the Lincoln Memorial Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 Taken across the Lincoln Reflecting Pool from the World War II Memorial at around 10 pm at night. You can feel the silence of the surroundings just by looking at it. Taken at 90mm, ISO 100, 10.0sec at F/11 using a […]

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Photography Rules and Guidelines in the Washington DC Area

Photography in the Nations Capital, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Photography in the Washington DC area isn’t that strict and are allowed in most places. But fullsize tripods and similar devices are not allowed unless you have a permit. I have compiled¬† a short list of information which maybe of help to some:

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Beauty in The Dark

World War II Memorial, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. The deepness of the World War II Memorial maybe best felt at night compare to visiting it during daytime. The lights around the memorial, the running water of the fountains and the quiet surrounding will help you feel the solemness of the memorial.

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National Park Service National Mall and Memorial Parks Contact Info

Website : http://www.nps.gov/nama/index.htm Address : Superintendent National Mall and Memorial Parks 900 Ohio Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024 Park Information 202.426.6841 Park Headquarters 202.485.9880

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A Night at the World War II Memorial

A Night at the World War II Memorial, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. You should visit the World War II Memorial at Night to see its beauty. Above is a photo of the memorial taken at around 8:42pm within the circle of pillars using a

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World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, it is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow […]

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Circle of Flags at Night

Taken using a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens at 20mm on ISO 200, f10 and 4s shutter speed using Manual Exposure. Camera placed on a tripod. Please refer to the Map below to see where I was when I took this photo. Circle of […]

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The Washington Monument at Night

Taken using a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens at 18mm on ISO 100, f20 and 30s shutter speed using Manual Exposure. Camera placed on a tripod. Please refer to the Map below to see where I was when I took this photo. The Washington […]

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The Majestic Washington Monument

Flags At The Washington Monument, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Here is another one of my favorite shot of the Washington Monument. Taken late spring on a cloudy afternoon, underneath one of it’s flag poles. Taken using a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens at 18mm […]

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Flags At The Washington Monument

Flags At The Washington Monument, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. As I mentioned on my previous post, there are countless ways to photograph the Washington Monument. I wanted to photograph the flags and capture the circular effect with the clouds in the background. I used my 72mm CPL on my Tamron 17-50mm VC F/2.8 to darken […]

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60th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Korean War

06.25.2010-60th Anniversary of the Korean War, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Today June 25th, 2010 Today marks the 60th Anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. I know this was a bit off course since I’m doing the series for the Washington Monument, but I felt I needed to post at least to photograph to […]

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The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Taken on the northwest after crossing the 17th St. NW. Please refer to the map below and click on the green push pins to see my location. Taken using a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP SLR Camera with a Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC (Vibration […]

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What’s Inside the U.S. Botanic Garden

Inside the U.S. Botanic Garden are a huge collection of plants from Cacti, Orchids to almost endless collection of plant species. It is a placed not just for nature lovers, plants and flowers lovers but it is a great place for pro and amateur photographers. It is a place where you can make pictures, take […]

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The United States Botanic Garden

United States Botanic Garden, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. The United States Botanic Garden seen from 3rd St. SW. Please click the blue push pins on the map for more details.

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The Beauty of the Capitol Dome

The Beauty of the Capitol Dome, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Marvelous, as you can see, the beauty of the Capitol really shines in low light. This photo of the Capitol Dome was taken from the east side during summer at 8.53pm right after sunset.

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U.S. Capitol Architectural Drawings from the East Side

Art of the Capitol, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Taken from the East Side, the photo above is just one of the many achitectural drawings you can find in the Capitol. I enjoy taking photos of this art masterpiece, lots of details, textures, it’s just magnificent.

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