12 Significant Photos: #4 – Dawn at the Capitol

21 10 2009

The day after Christmas in Washington, DC was both cold and quiet. I took my wife to work early in the morning so that we could get on the road out of town after her shift. Her shift started before sunrise, so I was able to get to the Capitol before it was light.

There were not many people around. Just a men’s group out for a morning walk. I decided that I would take some shots of the Capitol from front (west front, sun behind) and center.

The reflecting pool in front was partially frozen, creating a unique reflection that ranged from mirrored to blurred. The sun rose behind the Capitol Building and lit up the sky and the reflection. The resulting shot is one of my favorites that might be out of place as #4 in my list.

The U.S. Capitol, located in Washington, DC, at sunrise in December 2008.

The U.S. Capitol, located in Washington, DC, at sunrise in December 2008.

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Don’t Be Rude to Others…

2 02 2009

In October, I had the opportunity to spend a sunrise at Portland Head Lighthouse just south of Portland, ME. After the sun rose, the blue sky of the day started to light the sky and the sun started to get really bright. I walked past an older man that was shooting with his tripod and set up about 10 yards to his left. I was able to capture some good shots of the lighthouse and I liked the angle that I found. As I started to pack up, the man encouraged me to take a look at the lighthouse from where he was standing. That advice led to one of my favorite shots of the morning.

Portland Head Lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, ME

Portland Head Lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, ME