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Sunrise At The Lincoln, MLK Jr. Memorials, and Arlington Memorial Bridge!
Sunrise is one of the best times of day to capture the beauty of Washington DC’s most famous icons!
Sunrise is one of the best times of day to capture the beauty of Washington DC’s most famous icons on this safari, led by WPS Director and professional architectural photographer, E. David Luria
So we begin our safari about 50 minutes before sun comes up by climbing the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and taking that beautiful long shot down the Reflecting Pool with the deep red glow coming up behind the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol, two miles away down the National Mall. Turning around, we do close-ups of the illuminated Abraham Lincoln Statue and then move to the rear of the Memorial to capture the illuminated skyscrapers- in blue-hour twilight – of Rosslyn Virginia, across the Potomac.
We then hustle down to nearby Ohio Drive to capture the first rays of the sun creeping up the Potomac River from the east and beginning to lighten up each of the arches of Arlington Memorial Bridge with a beautiful deep golden glow
Our final stop is the poignant statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Tidal Basin, bathed in the golden light of dawn.
Here are samples of the images you will get on this safari:
At each location Mr. Luria will work with you to get the best images by helping you adjust the settings on your camera, working on Manual Mode and adjusting the white balance. You will need to bring your camera, all your lenses, a tripod and a flashlight to see your camera settings in the dark. Transportation from place to place will be provided by Washington Photo Safari; participant limit is 4.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at bottom of the steps of Lincoln Memorial.
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.