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I submitted these two photos to National Geographic's "I Heart My City" photo assignment, which celebrates the hometowns of the world. The series invites photographers to"help us experience your city through your eyes. What drives your city’s heartbeat and makes your heart skip a beat? Tell us why you heart your city, and why we all should, too." The best images get selected and curated by NatGeo editors and are published into a feature.
The two images are from a rare personal 4:00am tour of the Washington, D.C. monument grounds on an uncharacteristically warm winter night in December. These American landmarks have such a different feel when they are isolated, alone under the moonlight. In fact, they came to life. Here are their captions.
4 o'clock Lincoln
Upon a very late and uncharacteristically warm night in D.C., I took a 4am stroll to the monuments where I found an isolated, grand Lincoln. It was dead quiet, and striking to see one of our country's greatest memorials alone, like Lincoln was there in his own thoughts, not to be disturbed. We left him there, to be.
Mystery Monument (4am)
This 'mystery monument' lies on the grounds alongside the reflecting pool. It was like this structure was left there to let each person decide what it was celebrating. For me, it was a monument to dance, to structure, and to art everywhere, so I set up the frame and did my own celebration dance inside as a friend photographed.
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