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Old 09-14-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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Default Best views of DC

This may have been asked before and I found a thread where a similar question was asked but my question is slightly different. I want to take long exposure pics of DC where you can see a nice part of the city. No restaurant locations please. Thanks so much.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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The Old Post Office Building has good views I hear. And around the Marine Corps Memorial in Rosslyn...
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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How to get various really cool photos of our area

We just had a thread on the Nova forum that you might find interesting. On September 24 between 7-8 p.m. you can get a really cool shot of three monuments aligned and framed by the full moon. See the link above for more details.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Novastan
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Here are some suggestions: Key Bridge, 14th St Bridge pedestrian path, Gravelly Point Park, South Capitol St bridge pedestrian path.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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Thanks so much for all the suggestions.

normie - I'm going to do that. My wife and daughter are away so I have all the time.

Pandoras - I noticed the key bridge as when I was crossing it view was fantastic. Thanks for letting me know more.

jmusmc - Yes I heard about old post office building. Does anyone know if all the views are again from restaurants? I hate restaurants!!
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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oops..i found out at nps.gov that the tower (old post office building) has observation deck....that's great!
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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There's a lot of great views from SE across the river.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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Also, the deck of the Kennedy Center (sometimes).
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: DC
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You won't get "skyline" shots, but Pennsylvania Avenue and the Mall are great for taking pictures of the Capitol/monuments at night. Especially if you wait for a full moon, it's just amazing.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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The train tracks when the train first crosses the river (coming in from Richmond, VA) -- not sure if there's a safe spot though unless you are on the train-- I'll never forget the view coming in from Richmond and the reaction from some of the passengers was priceless (like they'd landed on the moon).
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