Washington Monument

I procrastinated.  When the earthquake hit last year, the Washington Monument was damaged and scaffolding was erected all around and all the way up the Monument. I hadn’t seen the monument at night but everyone knew that the scaffolding was spectacularly lit. I assumed that there was a photo op and that I would get there. But I procrastinated. And then I heard that the scaffolding was coming down starting November 4 and that the lights wouldn’t be on after November 3. So…downtown I went. I actually spent all day there, in the Smithsonian, on the Mall, just walking. Got there at 9:00 a.m. and left at 7:00 p.m.  I was by myself because Diane was minding the fort and carrying the kids from one activity to another. If I hadn’t waited until the last minute, we might have all been able to come down, or at least the two of us. But I procrastinated. I won’t ever put things off again. Yeah. YouBetcha. I’ll get right on that…but wait, here’s a couple of shots from last night. The first is just before sunset, the Monument lights aren’t on yet. The second is after sunset but I’ve boosted the ISO–it’s a lot darker than what it looks like in the photo.Washington Monument - UnlitWashington Monument - Lit

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  1. Thanks, Mark. But what I didn’t do…in too big a hurry…was to correct the curve of the lens. The buildings actually lean because of the lens (12mm Wide Angle). I am procrastinating, I should fix it right now…but wait!

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  2. Thanks, Mark. But what I didn’t do…in too big a hurry…was to correct the curve of the lens. The buildings actually lean because of the lens (12mm Wide Angle). I am procrastinating, I should fix it right now…but wait!

    Reply
  3. Thanks, Mark. But what I didn’t do…in too big a hurry…was to correct the curve of the lens. The buildings actually lean because of the lens (12mm Wide Angle). I am procrastinating, I should fix it right now…but wait!

    Reply

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