Our Nation’s Capital


This past week, I had the privilage of visiting northern Virginia for my father’s 90th birthday. Of course, I couldn’t resist visiting our nation’s capital on my last night there – to try to take a few photos of my favorite monument, the Lincoln Memorial.

Naturally, I had planned to come to the city with my film camera. I brought my Zenza Bronica SQ-Ai, and was hoping to capture the Lincoln Memorial (and other monuments) on 6×6 in the early morning light. This didn’t happen though, and I ended up a bit rushed, using my Canon EOS R6 and 35mm f/1.8 lens – and my tripod! Since I remembered to bring my tripod, I decided to try some time exposures of the monuments (especially the Lincoln Memorial) at sunset.

So, here’s a few photos that I came away with – My sister dropped me off in front of the World War II Memorial and I walked, and took several long exposure photos along the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

This was a busy trip – with less time than I would have liked to visit and photograph the monuments – but all in all a good trip. I’m glad I had a bit of time before I left to, at least, take some photos.

I’m glad I have some I can share, and I hope you have some opportunities to photograph!