Foto Friday: The Jefferson Memorial at Sunrise

Jefferson Memorial at Sunrise

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of the Jefferson Memorial at sunrise in Washington DC.

I completely underestimated the National Mall. From Google Maps it looked pretty small and easily walkable in a matter of minutes– boy, was I wrong! I must’ve walked 10 miles back and forth lugging all of my camera equipment around, yet still, I decided that it would be a good idea to do it all again… only at sunrise.

Exhausted and with aching feet, I forced myself to head out at 5am to capture the monuments at sunrise. Surprisingly enough, there were already plenty of others waiting when I arrived. Complaining aside, it was all worth it when the soft light finally hit the Jefferson Memorial, casting pastel rainbow colors all around Tidal Basin.


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  • lyn barden says:

    Hi Beth, A lovely photo. The reflections and soft colors and softness of the photo are absolutely beautiful. It was certainly worth the effort you put into.

    • Beth Williams says:

      Thank you Lyn! I’m not much of a morning person, but for the sake of photography I don’t mind ;)

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