I thought of some new angles for some monuments in DC the past week. Weather conditions looked great for today and my schedule was open. A perfect time to go into DC on a quiet Saturday morning for some sunrise photos.
As I began my drive I listened to music but then decided to quickly check traffic conditions even though I knew it would be quiet in town. Imagine my shock to hear that the African-American museum was having it's grand opening this morning and most of the Mall was being closed to traffic. When you get out of bed at 5 AM for a sunrise you do not let a little negative news deter you. I knew alternative parking spots and locations so I remained confident that I would be able to accomplish my goal without hindrance.
Wrong. After being redirected and blocked from all my secret spots I found myself in a location that I had never been in before. I parked my car and began to jog to my location that I had carefully planned only discover that it was now covered by stands, tents, lights and many people none which enhanced my photo. I took a few shots and headed back to my car.
As I came to my car I discovered a new view of the Arlington Memorial Bridge which I had not seen before. I really liked the scene and took the photo below. Just as I had planned.