The Washington Monument at Night
June 27, 2010
Even at night, the Washington Monument is hard to miss, standing majestically and illuminated by lights from speeding cars and lamps posts from the surrounding area, nobody can resists the beauty of this magnificent structure.
If you have plenty of time to spare, it is a good idea to stay out late at night to see the beauty of the Nations Capital. If you do decide to photograph at night, I would advice you to carry a tripod along. A tripod is your best friend if you are planning on shooting in low light. Even a small table top tripod can help you in situations where a tripod is not allowed.
The photo above was taken at around 9pm along the sidewalks of Jefferson Dr SW while the photo below was taken from the Lincoln Memorial at around 8:31pm. You can see three great Monuments in this photo, the World War II Memorial on the foreground, the Washington Monument in the middle and the U.S. Capitol Dome in the very end. I used a tripod to take both photographs.
The green push pins shows my exact location when I shot the photos above. You can use the navigation panel on the upper left corner of the map to pan left and right and to zoom in and out for a much better view.
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