Spring Equinox

March 30, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

First Light at the Capitol and Washington MonumentFirst Light at the Capitol and Washington MonumentDawn on the day of the spring equinox in Washington, D.C., featuring the Capitol, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

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.

Just Before Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting PoolJust Before Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting PoolBright skies just before sunrise on the day of the spring equinox in Washington, D.C., featuring the Capitol, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Sunrise at the Reflecting PoolSunrise at the Reflecting PoolSunrise on the day of the spring equinox in Washington, D.C., featuring the Capitol, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Sunlight on LincolnSunlight on LincolnMorning sunshine on the Lincoln Memorial on the day of the spring equinox in Washington, D.C.


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