Washington DC is well known for its many beautiful monuments and memorials dedicated to the great leaders that helped shape this country. There are architectural wonders designed to honor George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, among others. But what about the women? With a little bit of effort, and a lot of walking, you can find the Washington DC monuments, memorials and statues dedicated to a few of the many ladies that helped shape our nation.
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. Hoping that my Washington DC photography will inspire your next winter visit.
This story was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the 2018 North American Travel Journalists Association Competition in the Photography, Photo Essay-Online category.
Sometimes mother nature creates a perfect moment that just doesn’t need much help. A beautiful winter sunset over the Washington Monument.
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Spring, when the cherry blossoms are blooming, is the most popular time to visit Washington DC’s tidal basin. But winter can be just as beautiful, and certainly less crowded and more peaceful.