Last month I was able to take a few days in our nation’s Capital and spent some time getting a few pictures. I divided my time between two different views of Washington, one I called “postcard shots” which are shown here, the second I called “the other side” which I will post later.

Probably the most important thing I took away from the experience is that no matter how many pictures you take, no matter how good you are, there is just no way to impart the true majesty to someone who has not been there.

The next most important thing is that I could have spent a month there and still not photographed everything, not even close. What you see here is a small smattering of the more popular and iconic images most people expect to see on “postcards”, which is exactly what I wanted from this series. I hope you enjoy.

Tomb of the unknown soldier:

JFK’s Eternal Flame:

Arlington National Cemetary:

The Lincoln Memorial at sunrise:

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial and Capitol Buildings at night:

The Korean War Memorial at night, yes, the colors are real:

The White House:

Inside the Supreme Court building, spiral marble staircase:

The Supreme Court building:

Inside the Lincoln Memorial:

The Capital building at dawn from the reflecting pool: