About five minutes after taking this photo, I was on the other side of the monument walking back to the Lincoln memorial, I heard the familiar sound of helicopters. Everyone else heard it too and then we saw three helicopters approaching from the south towards the White House. Presidential helicopters. They approached quickly, passed over our heads and then one of them took to the left, another to the right, but one slowly descended at the lawn in front of the White House. Everyone was watching. Everyone was trying to get a glimpse of who is going to come out from it. Too far. From where we were you can’t see any detail all the way at the White House. Still, everyone was looking in the same direction. Some had cameras out trying to zoom in. Too far.
You know what I was thinking? – Damn, I wish I was still back at that spot where I was five minutes ago.
This is the third photo from the same location with little fountains. I took this one fairly recently. I had one hour to kill before my flight from Reagan, the clouds were going wild and I decided to do a quick swing by the National Mall. Sunset was about one hour away, with sun behind me popping in out from the clouds.
In yesterday post I shown my first photo of the Washington Monument, taken back in the summer. I came back here later in the Fall, but in the evening, I wanted to see how it looks with all of those lights illuminating the place.
Over the last few years I’ve been travelling to Washington DC area fairly often. During all that time I actually didn’t take many pictures, so about 6 month ago I decided to fix this problem and take some photos of our capital.
I took photo of Washington Monument from this spot on three different occasions, every time in very different conditions. So over the next three days I’ll post each of them in chronological order and let you decide which one you like most or not. I kind of like them all, but I’m biased, you know.
The first photo was taken in the middle of the day in July. It was hot and sticky out there, we walked DC for hours, our feet burned form hot asphalt and concrete side walks. We came to this monument and decided to relax for a few minutes. We actually took our shoes off and set on steps next to the pool and put our feet in the water. Perfect way to get them in order for a few more hours of walking… I was looking at the monument and kind of liked what I saw, the picture was born.