World War II Memorial
June 29, 2010
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 Pool at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
Taken from within the circle of arches looking at the Washington Monument. Please refer to the map below to see the exact location.
You have probably scene a photo of the Washington Monument and The World War II Memorial taken on this same spot, but I like this shot because of the cloud formations behind the Washington Monument. I immediately took this photo the moment I noticed the clouds. Clouds can make boring background look good. Sometimes a plain blue sky is boring even if you use a CPL.
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 World War II Memorial 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.
Taken with Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP /a> with a Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC (Vibration Compensation) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
at 17mm, F/9, 1/640sec shutter speed. Taken handheld at ISO 200. Post process using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7(old version).