The U.S. Capitol After Sunset

The U.S. Capitol After Sunser
The U.S. Capitol After Sunset, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8.

The U.S. Capitol is the place where the U.S. Congress meet. It is located in the East end of The National Mall. It is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolic buildings in the world. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government. For complete info please go to

During summer The Capitol is a place for seasoned and amateur photographers aliked. You will see photographers line up across the reflecting pool waiting for sunset. It is one my favorite spot to photograph, or you can just sit there relax and enjoy the view

The nearest metro station to The Capitol is the Federal Center SW serviced by the Blue and Orange Line. Please refer to the map below.

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Filming and Photography In The District: The use of camera equipment to film or photograph on Capitol Grounds is permitted, provided the photographs or film are for private or other non-commercial use. Non-commercial documentary or historical filming is permitted on a case-by-case basis. The use of tripods or other film or photography enhancement equipment requires special permission, and is limited to grassy areas where pedestrian or vehicular traffic will not be impeded. For permits and other info please go to the Capitol Police website at

Shot Details:
The Rear View of the U.S Capitol Building. Photographed from the across the pool.
Taken using a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP SLR Camera with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens and a Tripod
at ISO 200, F/8, 1.3 seconds in Manual. Post processed using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7.

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