For many in the Washington DC area, this is the view they get early in the morning when they drive to work or get in their daily exercise while jogging or biking along the Potomac River.
The Potomac River runs along the Virginia shoreline separating Washington DC from VA. Along the VA shoreline the Mount Vernon Trail provides a path from the Theodore Roosevelt Island all the way down to the Mount Vernon Estate.
This photo was taken just south of where the trail starts at Roosevelt Island. Getting here is very easy, you can park at the Roosevelt Island parking lot and walk the path down a little ways till there is a clear view of Washington DC. From here you can see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Arlington Memorial Bridge.
If you look closely at the base of the Washington Monument you can see the scaffolding that’s currently up to repair the damage due to the earthquake on August 23, 2011. And then if you look just to the right you can see the top of the U.S. Capitol just peaking through the trees.
This photograph was taken this past Friday morning. I got setup about 6AM and finished shooting by 7:30AM. At that time in the morning it was a little cold out just standing around:
But the final results was worth it and I’m fully warmed up now. Hope you enjoy it!
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
Canon TC80N3 Timer Remote Control