Abraham Lincoln has the best view of a sunrise in Washington, D.C. as he sits at the western end of the National Mall directly opposite the United States Capitol to the east. The steps of the Lincoln Memorial is a popular place for people to gather to watch the sun rise from behind the Capitol. As I was watching the sun rise one morning, I turned around to catch the light of the rising sun slowly moving through the interior space of the Lincoln Memorial, and I was fascinated by the image of Abe as it was about to be engulfed by the orange light of the early morning sun.
Thank you to the groups “American Patriot” and “Canon DSLR” for featuring this photograph.
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 800; SS: 1/125; AV: 5.6; Lens: 17-85mm)
The Lincoln Memorial has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since October 15, 1966.