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Golden Hour from the Top of the Washington Monument

Take postcard-worthy photos as the sun sets from the top of the Washington Monument

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The views from this 555 foot tall structure are nothing short of spectacular, ESPECIALLY as the sun is setting, casting a golden light on the U.S. Capitol and RFK Stadium in the east and eventually a deep blue glow of 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 toward the Lincoln Memorial. Due to space considerations, the safari is limited to 5 people.