Blue Hour on the Mall

The Lincoln Memorial as seen from the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The Lincoln Memorial as seen from the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 15s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 190mm focal length, tripod.

Last week I discussed how I was going to re-shot a photo I took from the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC back in 2008.  Turns out the fence was still there as the reflection pool is currently drained and under construction.

Thinking about this fact all day, I came up with the solution you see above.  I found a higher location from which to photograph from to hide the fence.  The World War II Memorial was much busier than my last visit with many school groups and other tourists.  I decided to use them to add a human element to the composition.  Finally, waiting for Blue Hour really added to the colors of the memorials.

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9 Responses to Blue Hour on the Mall

  1. Nye says:

    The blue hour really made the World War II Memorial pop, and from the angle that you are standing, I hardly notice the fence.

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  2. kanniduba says:

    Freaking BEEEEEYOOOOOTIFULLLLLL!!! 🙂

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  3. Sybil says:

    Thanks for teaching me about “blue hour”. I really notice and take advantage of it now.

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  4. Kathy says:

    It is a blue hour, indeed. Thank you for sharing with us, Scott!

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  5. Robin says:

    Beautiful shot! I wouldn’t have known the fence was there if I hadn’t seen the photo you were reshooting and you hadn’t mentioned it.

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  6. truels says:

    Excellent framing of the building from the blue sky and its reflections in the water. Great shot!

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