It’s been pretty warm here in Washington DC this past week, so to cool off I decided to post a photograph I took back in January of this year. It’s the lead scout at the Korean War Memorial.
Back in January of this year, towards the end of the month, I woke up to a light snow on the ground. It wasn’t a lot, but just enough to dust everything in white. I had been wanting to get a photograph of the Korean War Memorial in the snow, so I went down to the National Mall to see what it looked like. One thing that really surprised me was that there wasn’t another photographer out. The entire time I was out around the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the FDR Memorial I didn’t see another person with a camera taking pictures! Normally I always see someone else out early in the morning taking pictures.
The statues of the memorial had a nice light dusting of snow covering them. It really reminded me of when you are out when it’s snowing and then come inside and see yourself. There’s just that thin layer of snow covering your clothes. It made the soldiers look like they were actually out walking through a snow storm.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head
Canon TC80N3 Timer Remote Control