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So the Thomas Jefferson memorial is still under scaffolding. It’s been like this for more than 6 months and I don’t like it.

There have been times when there’s been scaffolding around other memorials and monuments that I don’t mind. But the scaffolding around the Jefferson is just so much that it’s very difficult to find the good out of it. It’s there because the roof is getting restored and clean so it may not come down until later this year.

Until then, I’ve been purposely avoiding the tidal basin because it’s just so distracting. However, I met up with a few friends on Sunday to capture the moonset and the best spot to watch was the Tidal Basin. So on my way to the location, I tried my best to try to think of it differently and make the best of it.

I found this puddle that had very interesting textures in the mud and thought it went well with the sunrise clouds. I also like how you can see the entire memorial and see that it’s not entirely covered by scaffolding. Maybe next time I’ll just go to the back and take pictures of that. LOL.

My camera settings for this image are F9 at 1/5th sec and ISO 1600 with my Sony A7II and 16-35mm wide-angle lens.

Wishing you and your family a prosperous 2014!!

Washington Monument, dawn, sunrise, tidal basin, reflection, streaks, sky

So simple but I’ve never seen the sky look so subtle. I remember when I was processing this image I even impressed myself 🙂
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independence day, july 4th, fireworks, washington monument, scaffolding, washington dc, capital, united states, usa, america

Each year it’s always a challenge to find a unique angle for the fireworks in DC. This year, I was really happy with the results.
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pink moon, washington monument, reflecting pool wwi memorial, full moon, rising

Funny fact. A pink moon isn’t actually pink. I figured that out this night.
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arizona, travel, sedona, red rocks, clouds, light, sun, az, sunset

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watkins glen, new york, upstate, travel, water, leaves, autumn, ny, state park

This was my first time in Watkins Glen State Park and it’s pretty amazing. I would love to go again. This was my favorite image from that trip.
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