Swamp Land No More

Swamp Land No More

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A lot of people believe that Washington DC was built upon swamp land, but that’s really just a myth.

There’s a myth about Washington DC that a lot of people believe.  It’s that DC was built upon swamp land that had to be reclaimed.  But this really isn’t true.  When Washington DC was designed and built, the land used had areas that could be considered swamp or wet lands.  But the wet lands only covered about 1 percent of the entire city!  So not quite true that DC was built upon reclaimed swamp land.  You can read about it on the Washington Post website or the We Love DC website.

This photograph was taken from the Lady Bird Johnson Park early in the morning as the sun was getting close to crossing the horizon.  I really liked the trees there with the hanging leaves.  While I was walking around looking for the shot I wanted to take I noticed that these two trees would frame the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial.  Looking out across the Potomac River you got a really nice reflection of the monuments in the water.  The early morning air was so clear you can actually make out stars.

 

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

 

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