Happy Valentine’s day everyone! I figure the most common color associated with Valentine’s day is red. Therefore, what better to post on Valentine’s day then a photograph that’s almost all red!
This image was actually taken on the same morning as my Jefferson Memorial at Dawn photograph. The difference between the two is I rotated the camera a little on the tripod and the time they were taken. The at dawn photograph was taken while the sun was still a little below the horizon. This made the sky near the horizon be a nice red color while the sky further away still have a blue tone. The image here is taken after the sun has crossed the horizon, so now the entire sky is a vibrant red/orange.
What’s also different is that the lights which illuminate the outside and the inside of the Jefferson Memorial had turned off for the day. With the sky being so bright, all the trees, buildings, and the memorial became a silhouette against the sky and reflection in the water.
One of the things I really like about this image is a detail you might not pick up on at first. If you click on the image and look closely above the sun you’ll see a lone bird and a flock of birds in the sky. Here’s a crop of just that section:
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Benro A2691T Travel Angel Tripod w/ B1 Ballhead
Canon TC80N3 Timer Remote Control