Mr And Mrs Roosevelt

Mr And Mrs Roosevelt

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This past Thursday morning we got to wake up to a little snow in Washington DC.  Not a lot, but just enough to cover the ground and make everything white.  The FDR Memorial was the last place I went to to take pictures.  Luckily I was able to get these shots before the lights illuminating the monument turned off before the daylight arrived.

Last Thursday morning when I got up there was already snow on the ground and it was still lightly snowing.  I knew I wanted to get over to DC to take pictures, because while we do get snow here, it’s not that often! We’re much more of a freezing rain/slush area then a nice snow area.

I first went to the Lincoln Memorial area and walked around taking pictures.  What surprised me most was that there was almost NO ONE around.  I knew a jogger had been through one area because of their footprints, but that was only one person.  I walked through the Vietnam Memorial, my foot steps were the only ones there.  I went over to the Korean War Memorial – again I was the first person to walk through there.  It really surprised me that no other photographers were out taking pictures.  Normally when I’m out early in the morning I will see a couple other photographers.  But this morning, I was the only one there.

After I left the Lincoln Memorial area I went over to the FDR Memorial.  I thought it might provide for some nice pictures with the snow too.  Again, I was the only person walking through the memorial!  In some ways it was a little eerie being the only one around.   

The two shots are large high resolution images, you can zoom into them below.  As you can see there’s not a single footstep in the snow!  I was lucky to get both of these photographs just before the lights around the memorial turned off for the day.     



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


Purchase the Mr. Roosevelt print alone or framed through Fine Art America.
Purchase the Mrs. Roosevelt print alone or framed through Fine Art America.

Purchase the Mr. Roosevelt print directly from the artist.
Purchase the Mrs. Roosevelt print directly from the artist.

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