The monuments and memorials in Washington DC are always a good location to take photographs. Not only of them, but also locations to shoot from. Such as here, looking out at Rosslyn in Arlington, VA as the edge of night approaches.
A lot of tourists will go to the Lincoln Memorial and only go so far as up the stairs to the inside. From there they can view the statue of Abraham Lincoln and see the murals and inscriptions on the walls. While walking out of the memorial they look out over the reflecting pool and can see the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, and US Capitol in the distance. And after that, they walk down the stairs and off to the next location.
What some don’t appear to realize is you can walk around the outside of the memorial where the columns are at, elevated above the ground. On the back of the memorial you can look out over the Potomac River into Arlington, VA and see Rosslyn. That’s where I took this photograph from, between two columns looking out at Rosslyn as the sun was setting.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head