My Favorites of 2016: DC Monuments

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Obviously most of my images are of the DC monuments because its home to me. In between travel, these monuments are the best places to go and practice my craft and to discover new angles.

No matter how many times I go, I never get tired of these amazing views.

Part 2: DC Monuments

In no particular order… Click the image to find the original blog post and the story behind it.

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Full moon rising at the US Capitol. One of the best places in the city to watch the sky.

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We had so many summer storms this year, it was awesome! This was the sunset right when as one was moving in.

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And this is the same evening as the previous image, just a different POV

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Cutest paddle boats ever. They make me smile every time I see them. Especially if they were lined up in a row like this.

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I love this image because it may never happen again. Click the image to find out why there will never be another one like it.

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Puddlegram. Another one from our summer storms.

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My favorite part of this image is that light reflection down the center, left side of the image. So cool to see how it reflects.

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It’s all about simplicity in this image.

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WOWZA! I still can’t believe I was able to capture a lightning bolt like that.

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And this was the morning after.

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Another lightning strike. This one is a little harder to make out but the mood on this was is just how I wanted it.

I was in Tokyo for the peak of the Cherry Blossoms this year. I was a little sad about it but still managed to capture the last bit of it.

I was in Tokyo for the peak of the Cherry Blossoms this year. I was a little sad about it but still managed to capture the last bit of it when we got back home.

Wonder what tomorrow is going to be? Check back tomorrow to find out.
In case you missed it, here are my favorite images from my travels in 2016.