World War II Memorial at night with Washington Monument in background

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Night at the World War II Memorial
Night at the World War II Memorial

I shot this over Labor Day weekend in 2013, when the Washington Monument still had scaffolding on it while its earthquake damage was being repaired. So many tourists were about that I couldn't possibly have gotten a shot without people -- oogly, smelly people, ewww! cheeky -- in it, so I factored them into my compositions. I think the couple sitting near the water's edge make the scene better, actually.