Sunday, November 17, 2013

Washington Monument In the Setting sun

A week ago Saturday the sky promised a good sunset. A few photographers gathered on a hillock overlooking the Washington Monument. I joined them to watch the sun dip beyond the trees. The flags circling the base of the monument glowed red for a few minutes. Click click click went the cameras. A plane passed by, low on the skyline. Click click click. Every minute the sky changed color. Now the monument and its temporary scaffolding became a silhouette. Click click click went my camera. This week the repairs to the monument have been completed and workers began removing the scaffolding. I am glad to have captured that moment in the setting sun.