Wind, clouds, and nightfall. Not the usual descriptors for perfect photographic conditions, but in the right circumstances, these conditions can produce dramatic images. As suggested in my last post, the Navy and Merchant Marine Memorial seemed to have potential for nighttime photography. And so, here are a few examples of my first attempts.
Sunset plus 15 Minutes (Note Washington Monument under leading gull)
For a variety of reasons, I cannot get out this week to photograph, so I will contrive a virtual trip that could have been. This is the week I should be going back to one of my favorite places, the Navy and Merchant Marine Memorial. The memorial is an elegant sculpture cast in aluminum and located on the Virginia side of the Potomac just north of the 14th Street Bridge. It’s another one of those hidden gems, despite the fact that it is less than 100 feet away and in plain sight of thousands of commuters driving by each day.
Afternoon Light, Navy and Merchant Marine Memorial, 2012