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The Rocket’s Red Glare

 (DavidRaboin)

Here’s another photo of the World War II Memorial in Washington DC.  This memorial is fairly new.  Did the dsigners plan for the fountain to look like fireworks at sunset?  I don’t know.

This is going to be my last post for a few days.  I’m on vacation with my family. Right now we’re at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington.  The kids are having fun. Tomorrow we drive down to Portland.  When we get back home this Sunday, I should have some new photos to post.

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All These Photographers

 (DavidRaboin)

I arrived at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC about fifteen minutes before sunset.  Of course the usual suspects were already setup.  Whenever I witness a sunset from a famous viewpoint there’s always a gaggle of photographers vying for position.  These guys were looking across the WWII memorial and the reflecting pool towards the Lincoln Memorial.  Yes, this view makes a good photo but who wants to take a photo that’s already been shot 10,000 times before?  Come on guys, you can do better (and I’m not just talking about your footwear).

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This family was sitting at the bottom of the memorial and they were using the sunset light with the Washington Monument in the background to create the All America Selfie.  Not bad.

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This photo falls into the near miss category.  I am guessing these girls are sisters.  When I saw them posed like statues with cell phones outstretched I gasped.  Here was an award-winning photo-op!  The light was perfect and I already had the exact exposure setting dialed into manual mode.  I raised my camera to my eye and then their mom walked into the frame.  Snap.  I still like this photo, but it could have been perfect.

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Here is the lone WWII veteran.  I watched him and his wife for a while.  They were searching for the Ohio pillar.  When they found it, the old man carefully climbed atop the bench and patiently waited for the crowd to open so he get a picture of his wife using an iPad.

As for me, I got an interesting shot of the fountain that I’ll post tomorrow or the next day.

 

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Easter in Washington DC

 (DavidRaboin)

I flew to Washington DC today and arrived early enough to take a photo walk around the city.  Since it’s Easter Sunday the capital was quieter than normal.  The cherry blossoms are already gone but lots of other trees are displaying their full springtime splendor.  I took this photo after dark.  Street lights provided the lighting.  I have some more photos from my walk but I am too tired to look through them now.  Tomorrow I’ll either post them our drop them in the recycle bin.  The best photographers have the biggest trash bins.

 

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Mount Shasta

 (DavidRaboin)

Mount Shasta rises like a surprise from the floor of California’s Central Valley.  This is the first volcano one notices while flying north into the Pacific Northwest.  Today is an easy day, just two legs, San Francisco to Seattle and back again.  The weather is good in both cities.  I should make it home a few minutes early tonight.

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Beware of Dog

 (DavidRaboin)

“The trees look sad, all droopy, like they’re all about to die”, Maria says about this picture.  Gatsby, our home security system, looks extra large and powerful.  I’ll post for that reason alone.  Don’t try to break into our house.  I’ve seen him crush bones.

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