The rising sun burns the sky behind the Washington Monument

Washington Monument with Fiery Sky

by Jason Vines

It’s amazing how differently people can interpret the same scene. On this page is how I experienced a glorious sunrise at the World War II Memorial, and here’s how my friend Angela experienced it.

Photography is not just the mere recording of a locale; indelibly commingled with it are the senses and feelings of the photographer. Even if you never touch Lightroom or Photoshop, your compositions and camera settings mark photos as yours. There’s no such thing as objective truth in photography.

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