Ben and the Flags at the Old Post Office Pavilion

Benjamin Franklin at the Old Post Office

I feel like every camera owner living in or having toured DC has a picture of Benjamin Franklin standing in front of a row of U.S. flags, so I went to get my copycat shot after the disappointing sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial.

大家都有富蘭克林加美國國旗這個景的照片,於是我在看完失望林肯紀念堂日出之後跑去當學人精。 Continue reading

Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

This is the first time I went back to DC after I got my first DSLR, Nikon D3100, about two months ago. In order to wander around freely with my camera all day, I was being such an asshole that I didn’t tell anyone I was in town. One of my mission was to shoot (from) Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial at sunrise. Some dreamy ideal shots that I fantasized about were: warm and orange early sunlight shining on Lincoln’s face; the sun, Washington Monument and the Capitol dome; and pretty sunrise sky with orange and purple clouds and their reflection on the Vietnam War Memorial.

Of course, I failed.

這是我六月底買了相機以來第一次去DC,人很差地沒有跟很多人約,每天起床就帶著相機出門亂走。這次的任務之一是日出的林肯紀念堂和越戰紀念碑,我幻想的景是:橘色的朝陽打在林肯的臉上、太陽和華盛頓紀念碑和國會圓頂、還有橘色紫色雲的日出天空映在越戰紀念碑上。

當然人生沒有這麼順遂的事,我失敗了。 Continue reading