Photo Essay: Washington DC in Black and White

Lincoln Memorial in winter

Politics in Washington DC may be gray at times, but the city photographs beautifully in black and white, especially in winter when there isn’t much natural color anyway. On a recent visit, armed with a new camera lens, I challenged myself to shoot Washington DC in black and white. Here are some of my favorite photos.

US Supreme Court Building
US Supreme Court building
Hallway leading into the US Supreme Court
Library of Congress
A beautiful space in color or in black and white
Capital Building
Very old school photography
The light matches the dome of the Capitol
Looking up into the Capital Rotunda Dome
The White House
White House
There are now three fences between the people and the people’s house
The Washington Monument
Selfie at the Washington Monument
Selfie at the Washington Monument
World War II Memorial
World War II memorial
World War II memorial – a wreath for every state
The Reflecting Pool
Washington Monument reflection in the Reflecting Pool
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Ice breaks up the refection in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
This is why it is called the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
The Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
A larger than life President Lincoln – in every way
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
Remembering  all the veterans of the Vietnam war
Vietnam Veterans Women’s Memorial
Remembering the brave women of the Vietnam war
Korean War Veteran’s Memorial
The very lifelike Korean War Veteran’s Memorial
Martin Luther King Junior Memorial
“Out of a mountain of despair a stone of hope”
FDR Memorial
Fala and her master
A quote that is just as applicable today
The Tidal Basin
Just swimming with the George Washington Monument
The Jefferson Memorial
Wonder if this perspective was planned
Hanging out with Tom
Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
Honoring each person lost
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
A memorial to all the women that have served in the US military

Arlington Cemetery

So many brave men and women

Washington DC is a great place to visit any time of year, with lots to see and experience. The beauty of visiting in winter is that it is not crowded, and as you can see from these photos, I think it is just as beautiful.

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