Beauty in The Dark
July 7, 2010
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.
Above is a photo of the memorial taken at around 8:42pm within the circle of pillars using a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP with a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens at 23mm, F/7.1, 1/5sec shutter speed. Taken handheld at ISO 1600. Post process using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7(old version) and Adobe Photoshop CS5 Eval.
Thankfully this photograph came out good thanks to the new noise reduction feature of Adobe Photoshop CS5. In cases like this, I strongly recommend using a tripod. Please refer to the map below to see my exact location from where the photo was taken.
In the map below, you can use the navigation arrows on the top left portion of the map to zoom in and out. You can also drag the map to your left and right or up and down by using your mouse’s left button. The green push pin indicates my exact location.
While looking at the map, you will see the Lincoln Memorial on to the left, the World War II Memorial on the middle, close the the Washington Monument on the right.
View WWII Memorial Night Photo Map in a larger map
The World War II Memorial is operated by the NPS or National Park Service and is open 24hours a day. It is located on 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, and is in the middle of the Washington Monument the Lincoln Memorial. For more information please contact the National Park Service. You can find their contact info here.