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Old Posted Apr 2, 2013, 12:33 PM
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WASHINGTON DC: Monuments at Night through Glowrock's Lens!

To start off the first of several threads from the Washington DC area trip I just took with photoLith (thanks for the nighttime photography tips!), I present some nighttime photography of some of the most famous structures in our Nation's Capitol. Hope you enjoy!

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U.S. Capitol, AKA the House of 535 Elected Idiots:







Air Force Memorial in Arlington:



Jefferson Memorial:







Ghosts?



Washington Monument:





Arlington (Rosslyn) skyline:



Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial:





Lincoln Memorial:







Washington Monument redux:

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Weird, I feel like I was just there.
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Coulda told me you guys were in town!
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Good stuff out of you glowrock....the white of the monuments against the dark sky is lush!!Awesome.
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Good stuff out of you glowrock....the white of the monuments against the dark sky is lush!!Awesome.
Thanks, man. Much appreciated!

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Great job, I especially liked the Jefferson memorial.
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Those buildings and monuments look great at night.
Beautiful photos !
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Those buildings and monuments look great at night.
Beautiful photos !
Thanks so much, Architype! Appreciate the kind words!

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Great photography. They do nice lighting around those monuments, I think they look better than in the daytime... Did you see other areas?
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Great photography. They do nice lighting around those monuments, I think they look better than in the daytime... Did you see other areas?
Thanks, RCDC. And yes, of course I saw other areas as well. Another thread or two will be forthcoming...

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Thanks, RCDC. And yes, of course I saw other areas as well. Another thread or two will be forthcoming...

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look forward to it!
I'm thinking this weekend, actually...
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Great pics. I have a love/hate relationship with nighttime photography. When it works, it's oh so good.
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Great pics. I have a love/hate relationship with nighttime photography. When it works, it's oh so good.
Agreed, Kevin. Nighttime photography is much more technical than daytime, at least in my opinion. I have to give props to photoLith for giving me some assistance on getting the settings right to get great shots!

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Thanks for these night pictures of DC´s monuments. Very nice shots. You got it, a great night photography. US Capitol is pretty at night.

Looking forward your next threads... I hope with more night shots.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Weird, I feel like I was just there.
Did your penis, i mean monument, lean slightly to the right too? I hear chicks dig that.
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the nighttime is the right time. good to see the DC monuments at night again, they are fun to shoot

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