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Afternoon Aerials from the Top of the Washington Monument
Take postcard-worthy photos in the mid-afternoon sun from the top of the Washington Monument
With the re-opening of the Washington Monument after multiple years of repair work and Pandemic closures, we are now pleased to offer a special afternoon safari to the top of the Monument for a limited number of clients.
The views from this 550 foot tall structure are nothing short of spectacular, ESPECIALLY in the mid-afternoon, with a soft afternoon light on the U.S. Capitol and RFK Stadium in the east and eventually a golden light and then civil twilight behind the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Memorial Bridge off to the west, the White House and the city of Washington off to the north, and the Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, National Airport and Arlington, VA off to the south. THIS is the time to get your REALLY postcard-perfect pix of DC!
On this safari Washington Photo Safari director and professional architectural photographer E. David Luria will first give an orientation on nighttime photography, shooting on Manual Mode, and then he will take you to the top of the Washington Monument for hand-held picture-taking opportunities out of the Monument windows!
After spending 30-45 minutes at the top, we will come down and photograph the fountains of the nearby World War II Memorial and the view down the Reflecting Pool towards the Lincoln Memorial. Due to space considerations, the safari is limited to 5 people.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet on plaza in front of Washington Monument Visitor Entrance at base of Monument. Nearest METRO is Smithsonian on Orange/Blue/Silver Lines . Limited free street parking available.
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 39,000 amateur photographers – an average of 5 people every day, 365 days a year, since it was founded in 1999. Trained in Paris by a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mr. Luria is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators and has had his images of DC appear in over 100 publications, calendars, and postcards and on 30 magazine covers.