March 20 was the spring equinox. The equinox is the semiannual event in which the sun rises and sets along the equator. For a landscape photographer, this is significant because it means that the sun rises directly from the east and sets directly to the west. The National Mall, in Washington, D.C., runs east to west, which can make for some nice photos during the equinox. I shot this first photo (above) at dawn. The second photo (following) I shot right before sunrise. The third photo is the sunrise itself, with the sun peeking out from behind the Capitol and the Washington Monument. And finally, the fourth photo, is the Lincoln Memorial with the sunrise shining on Lincoln's face.
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