Thursday, November 19, 2009

you capture-sunset

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I took these from the Iwo Jima memorial parking lot. The memorial has a gorgeous view and looks out over DC. I thought, hey, that would be a great spot for a sunset. I'd pretty much written off sunrise by this point; I really hate getting up early. Every other spot I know of is in DC and I sure as hell was not crossing the river at 4pm just to get stuck in rush hour traffic on the way back (not to mention that some of the good spots,ahem, Washington monument, close super early). But, guess what? The gorgeous view is facing east. Soooo, you really can't see the sun set. There are trees and apartment buildings. I saw a bit of it when I walked down to the edge of Arlington National Cemetery, but the only way I could get good shots was to go on the army base and I had forgotten my license. It did reflect off of the local office and apartment buildings, though. And it looked amazing.
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Check out more sunrises and sunsets at Beth's.

21 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh! That is pretty. Very pretty.

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  2. Oooohhh...that reflection on the buildings is gorgeous! What a great perspective (pun intended) on this assignment! Way to work with what you have!

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  3. These are really cool shots! When your location doesn't cooperate, you have to improvise-and improvise you did! I think I like the second one the best.

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  4. Wow...those look like postcards! Great shots!

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  5. These are fantastic!! I agree with the previous comment about the great perspective. The colors and reflected light - just WOW. LOVE THEM.

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  6. I love the sun reflecting in the buildings! Very creative.

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  7. Wow! Sunset colors reflecting on buildings and windows...that is stunning!

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  8. Very different. I'm kind of glad you didn't get the direct sunset light. This is so lovely.

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  9. Love it! A while back I saw a building reflecting an amazing sunset, but didn't have a camera to catch it. I guess I have to plan ahead. Very nice pictures.

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  10. Amazing colors! The photos are awesome!

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  11. Wow that last one is really stunning!

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  12. I love the building shots! I think they are super!

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  13. Those are totally cool shots --very clever!

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  14. Gorgeous!! Love the reflections!

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  15. Lovely shots! Thanks for sharing.

    XO*Tricia

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  16. STUNNING! I love these pictures!!! You are so talented!

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  17. Wow. You did an amazing job. That light is so pretty. Sort of magical. I just love coming to see your pictures. You always inspre me!

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  18. Wonderful, I just love city sunsets

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