With it being summer the area on the National Mall is normally filled with people jogging, walking, biking, or playing sports in the afternoon – at least the areas just in front of the museums and art galleries. But if you just cross the street you’ll find a nice sea of green to capture the scaffolding at sunset.
The scaffolding around the Washington Monument has been fully put up to repair the damage for a while now. When they finished erecting the scaffolding they installed a covering and lights to decorate the monument at night. For those of us that have lived here for a while it reminds us of the scaffolding back in the late 90s during the monument’s restoration. And there’s good reason, it’s the same design that was commissioned back then.
If you don’t want a lot of people in your photographs of the Washington Monument at sunset, you probably want to avoid the National Mall area that’s right across the street from the museums and art galleries. Those are very popular with people exercising and playing sports on nice afternoons. But if you cross over 14th street going to the monument, it suddenly becomes very empty!
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