Washington, DC, is filled with many dozens — if not hundreds — of monuments and architectural wonders that you could spend years fully exploring… or so it is with me. I observe a new detail every time that I go down there for a business meeting or personal visit, and this instance was no different.
The moment was nearly perfect for this image; not too light, not too dark, it was a framing that I had never used or explored before, there were no crowds, no construction cranes to mar the horizon, no loud traffic or aircraft noises… everything was just about perfect in every way. The day itself was a marvel as well; out in the sun it was wonderfully toasty warm, but here in the shade it was decidedly cool, to the point of being chilly — especially if you were foolish enough to sit on the frigid marble steps.
It was one of those moments when you experience a satisfied contentment at being in the here and now, and you’re hard pressed to think of any way that it could be improved.