Friday, September 18, 2009

A Capitol Sunset


I'm facing East for this shot, as the sun is setting behind me. I love the way the sunset reflects on the granite and marble facade of the US Capitol, lighting up the whole sky with hues of pink. Snapped this from the terrace of the Newseum, looking out on Pennsylvania Avenue. This is the route the President takes to the White House on Inauguration Day. To be dazzled by skies from all over the world, check out SkyWatch Friday.

11 comments:

Amy said...

Love it! That light is my favorite, especially when it's all over the bricks of the buildings next to mine.

Coffeedoff said...

It does look lovely itn that light!

Squirrel said...

Beautiful. The city does have some amazing sky scenes. I work in Dupont Circle and on the way to the metro I sometimes which I my camera. Well done.

JOE TODD said...

Very nicely done. Now I'm off to do some cow tipping

Linnea W said...

Beautiful lighting here...this scene brings back fond memories!

carma said...

that's a postcard pic fer sure!

charlotte said...

Beautiful shot!

Danton said...

A very good vantage point for taking that interesting snap of the Capitol.

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty light shining on the Capitol building. Thanks for sharing your sky.

Martha in PA said...

Gorgeous. I need to plan a trip to DC, my 12 yo had never been there. I lived in close by for several years, before the digital age!

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Miss Jo said...

There's a magical time for photos in Washington about an hour before sunset, and I think you found that window !