Ed’s Sunday Stills: Pointy Things (5 photos)

What more iconic Washington, D.C., “pointy thing” than the Washington Monument. All photos from the Fuji X100T.

Sunrise shoot from the Lincoln Memorial

Washington Monument Sunrise

Sunrise over the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial

This view at dawn was posted on After-Before Friday Week 48.

Washington Monument, dawn

A Sunday afternoon at the Memorial

Washington Monument

Washington Monument and a red kite

Thanks to Ed for another fun challenge! Check out Ed’s Sunday Stills for more shots of pointy things.

49 thoughts on “Ed’s Sunday Stills: Pointy Things (5 photos)

  1. Hi-ya Stacy! I just popped in to snoop. BTW, I really like the layout on your home screen with the photo previews of your posts lined up for selection. It looks (on works) like a visual Table of Contents. That’s how I spotted this post, so it works great.

    I took a lot of photo’s of the Monument too, but none even hold a candle to your collection here. I guess that’s why I just have a blog of ‘silliness’ LOL.
    I really fancy the one with a red kite flying by. The red kite, blue sky and white clouds remind me of your beautiful flag. I’m so glad you share your views of Washington, everything’s so memorable. x K


    • Hey, Boomdee! You can snoop anytime you want πŸ˜€ I haven’t had much time to do my own snooping lately but my plan is to correct that these next few days, so watch for my visit!

      Thanks for the thumbs up on the layout. You know, I’ve had this theme since the beginning and really like its clean layout, but I’ve been toying with the idea of seeing what else might be out there that’s similar. So it’s funny that you should mention that you like it. And as for your blog of “silliness,” na-ah, not a chance!

      Now, for that red kite, I took so many shots trying to capture one that was just “right.” A little girl and her dad were flying the kite, and as they moved, I moved with them. If it had been any other color, I might not have been as persistent, but that red against the monument was just the ticket! I like how it reminds you of our flag – I hadn’t thought about that, but I’m sure subconsciously that’s why I liked the combination of colors so much. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. Hope all is well with you! ❀

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  2. Stacy, the pond with water makes a big difference in composition. Pictures look beautiful. Unfortunately, by the time of my last visit it was under construction or renovation (whatever). It was absolutely different view. The picture with columns and two guys looks like you’ve seen it with Lincoln’s eyes. πŸ™‚


  3. I have seen that monument from many angles, even climbed it. A pointy thing. Of course, it is. And this is the first time it has occurred to me that it is such. Well done on all counts.


    • LOL! It was funny, Mary, because when I first saw the challenge I thought, “nope, I don’t have anything for this.” And then as I was looking through my images and passed this one, the lightbulb went off πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comment! Do you live in the area?

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  4. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to DC (we lived there ~5years ago). I love the images from the Lincoln Memorial POV, especially the one with the person leaning on the pillar and the sunset with the reflecting pool. So lovely. πŸ˜€


  5. When I visited the Lincoln Memorial it was the middle of the afternoon – it was crowded with people, there was no water in the pond and the sky was grey. Yet the view of the pointy thing down the Mall was just breathtaking to my eyes.
    I stood a long while drinking in the views, trying to fix them into my memory. As usual I took no photos! My eyes started to leak as I looked at your images – somehow this is how I remember the occasion……… For me it was such a special and magical moment – to actually be there – that my mind has filtered out the dreary bits and filled them in with colour and silence! Thank you for so perfectly picturing what I experienced. xoxo


    • Oh, Pauline, I am so delighted that my images brought to life that wonderful moment for you! You made me teary. Even having lived in DC for the past 35 years, the sight of any of the monuments never ceases to inspire awe. And now having experienced these two without tourists, I have to say I am forever spoiled. I see more sunrise shooting in my future. Thank you for leaving such a lovely, heartfelt comment ❀️


  6. Good morning, Stacy. Love your photos. It seems like you are always be able to catch that special exact moment πŸ˜‰ I mean the kite, the two men…. Sometime, I think, among us, some are true photographers and some are not (they enjoy taking photos, that’s it… like me ;-). You definitely are true photographer!


    • Helen, I can’t tell you how much your comment moved me. I still struggle with the idea of calling myself a “photographer,” as in when someone asks me what I “do,” the most I will say is I’m a photography enthusiast and blogger. I don’t know at want point I’ll be comfortable dropping “enthusiast” for simply “photographer,” but your lovely comment has moved me a bit more down that road. Thanks ever so much. I appreciate it more than you know!

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