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02/17/19 - I wake up far too early to join Joe on a pre-dawn photo shoot of the DC Mall

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Dawn is at 6:57am today, so we've got a little less than an hour to take some pre-dawn shots
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Joe sets up next to the reflecting pool
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It's really cool being here when no one is around. Well, no one but other photographers
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The Washington Monument and the Capitol!
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Zooming in on the Capitol. Joe let me borrow his telephoto
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Dawn at the Vietnam Memorial
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Names and reflections
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It's a pretty powerful visual
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Joe gets low to get the shot
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30 minutes until sunrise, we're starting to get some cool colors
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Joe takes his version of the reflection shot
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Orange and purple
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It's really gorgeous at this time of day
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Hey Abe
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Joe lines up his next shot
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Camera settings before dawn
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Click click click
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Joe's got a fancy tripod
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More reds coming
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Photos of photos!
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Where.. is.. Joe going. Joe goes where he wants!
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The clouds add a lot
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Other photographers line up their own shots
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These colors are worth getting up for
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Contrails lighting up
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Hey you! Are you the one making all the contrails!
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Light reaches the base of the Washington Monument
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The tip is still dark
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Reflecting pool reflecting
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Joe took a shot like this and it ended up on the Washington Post's website. But he also got it online later that morning, not six months later like me
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Just look at these colors!
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Clouds at different altitudes getting different colors
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Abraham Lincoln getting some sun
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The sun has been up for about 8 minutes, so we can start to see it!
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Joe and Lincoln
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The silly things photographers do to get the right shot
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The light slowly makes its way across the Lincoln statue
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Morning colors. Oh and did I mention it's freezing? Cause it's freezing.
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This might be the moment Joe got that Washington Post shot
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Looking out on the dawn
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A lot more pinks and light oranges now
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Blue sky!
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"Neat" *snap*
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It's a beautiful morning
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Textured clouds
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Well that was fun. PS I'm sure Joe loves this photo
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This is where Dr. Martin Luther King stood when he gave his "I Have a Dream" speech!
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Looking back on the Lincoln Memorial
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One more peek at the Capitol. Cooperate and get some work done!
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Joe tries to tempt a friendly squirrel
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Hello squirrel. I've got nothing for you
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