Capturing History in Washington DC: Telling a New Story (11 of 12)

Telling a New Story

Telling a different story is also about chasing for a new angle. The Capitol building is an architectural masterpiece. Like the Lincoln Memorial, it had been photographed a gazillion times.

I wanted to tell a different story. I was thrilled that my scouting efforts paid of. Although this shot has sure been taken quite often as well, it is one of my favorite ones.

It tells a story happening in DC, or maybe somewhere else. It speaks of modernity with the glass ceiling; actually there is a sense of abstraction to the scene. There is intention is the picture, the angle, the strong lines exploding out of the frame, pointing towards the future.

Clearly my favorite picture.

34mm, 1/640s, f/8.0, ISO 400, 1/3 EV

You can read the full story “Capturing History in Washington DC” by clicking on these links:
1. Introduction     2. Gear Preparation     3. Lincoln Memorial
4. Catching Light     5. Working on Composition     6. Capturing Details
7. Working the Magic     8. Going Wide     9. Air and Space Museum – Heaven and Hell
10. Touched by History     11. Telling a New Story     12. Conclusion

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