I originally had no intention of taking a trip to DC, but I really wanted to get my step count in for the day, thus motivated me to get out of the house to snap some pics during “golden hour”.
Got off the Arlington Cemetery metro stop as the sun was slowly setting. It was a challenge to snap sharp pics with the 70-200 F/4 since the lighting wasn’t ideal, but the lens impressed me despite this.
I really regretted forgetting my B+W 10 Stop ND Filter for this shot of the mall. I had the tripod with me which proved to be unnecessary since I couldn’t take high exposure photos anyway.
I really didn’t feel like dealing with the clusterfuck inside the Lincoln Memorial so I walked toward the other end of the Lincoln Memorial after grabbing a burger from the refreshment stand (it was terrible) to the Vietnam War Memorial.
The Vietnam War Memorial’s reflecting wall gets me all the time. The onyx black finish reflect everything in a macabre way.
I was losing light to the point where I had to crank up the ISO and fully utilize the slower shutter speed on the 70-200 F/4 (almost down to 1/20) with OSS.
The camera chewed through one battery during this trip.