Dawn on the H Street Corridor

September 30, 2015  •  2 Comments

Dawn on H StreetDawn on H StreetDawn on the H Street corridor in Washington, DC. Busses whiz by and clouds block what would have been a glorious sunrise on the autumnal equinox. Last week I published some photos of a sunset at the Lincoln Memorial just a few days before the Autumnal Equinox. I had planned to shoot the sun setting just behind the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. Since Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool face directly to the east, I had to time my shoot just before the Autumnal Equinox. Similarly, I planned to shoot a sunrise of the H Street corridor. Because H Street runs east and west, I had to shoot the sunrise on the day of the Autumnal Equinox.

Streetcars on H StreetStreetcars on H StreetSunrise on the H Street corridor in Washington, DC, during the autumnal equinox. Low clouds block the sun, providing soft, filtered light as commuters try to get to work. The new DC Streetcars are out for testing. Unfortunately, the clouds didn't cooperate. Low lying clouds blocked the sunrise on the morning of the Autumnal Equinox. However, all was not lost. The clouds filtered the sunlight, casting a warm glow on the corridor. Moreover, the new DC Streetcars were out for testing, which was a fun treat and made for some nice photos.

Blue Hour on H StreetBlue Hour on H StreetDawn on the H Street corridor in Washington, DC. Featuring tower cranes, construction, early morning traffic, and the new DC Streetcar.

The H Street corridor has seen a lot of change in the past few years and it's nice to see how things are improving. The change is quite evident in the following two photos. I shot the first photo last week and the second on January 10, 2012.

Morning Traffic Flow on H StreetMorning Traffic Flow on H StreetDawn on the H Street Corridor in Washington, DC. Featuring early morning traffic flows.   H Street Night TrafficH Street Night TrafficTraffic at night on H Street NE, Washington, DC. H Street is an up and coming neighborhood in Washington, with lots of new bars and restaurants. The trolly tracks are new. The trolly should begin operation in 2013. The big pit on the left is ongoing construction of a large grocery store.

Not only is the DC Streetcar new, but several new large buildings have gone up and more are on the way. The H Street corridor is a vibrant and growing part of Washington.


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2.Mark Baggaley(non-registered)
Just awesome pictures John......Still waiting for your coffee table book.....
1.Sandra Baggaley(non-registered)
Great photos! Especially the top one.
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