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