Sunset at National Harbor

Just a quick post today. I visited the National Harbor in Fort Washington, Maryland on what had been a day of rain showers. The weather forecast indicated clearing skies for that afternoon so I decided to take a ride to see if I could catch a nice sunset. Transitioning skies after bad weather is a great time to be out with a camera as you are often rewarded for the effort. True to form, the weather improved and I spent the early evening reeling off some photographs. I wanted to share this one with you today.

Sunset at National Harbor
Sunset at National Harbor

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I took this shot when the sun was still a fair distance above the horizon. Due to it's brightness at the time, I decided to use the pavilion canopy as a shield to capture the surrounding light. Sunsets are not always about the yellow or orange ball in the sky. I love to use the painted sky that nature has provided as a backdrop for peaceful scenes like the one above.

A closer look reveals one of the many planes heading for the runways of nearby Washington National Airport, just across the Potomac River.

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