Spectacular Summer Sunrise at the Washington Monument

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_PAW4984_5_6_7_8_tonemappedHere’s proof that the early bird photographer gets the worm.

These two shots of the Washington Monument were taken only minutes apart, but the results demonstrate the difference between good and spectacular lighting.  I just needed to be there to capture the drama.  Thanks, Mother Nature!

If you’ve ever wondered why photographers are out so early, I can’t give you a better example of how a few minutes can make a huge difference.  The low angle sunlight reflecting off the thin layer of clouds really adds to the depth and impact of the top photo.

Hope you enjoy it.