Night at the World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial at night with Washington Monument in background

by Jason Vines

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.

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