While walking back to my hotel from a congressional hearing a few years ago, the sun began to set in Washington, DC. I was there managing a conference but always tried to have my camera with me. It was one of those very cold, crisp days and you can see the snow sitting on the ledge surrounding the rotunda. The warm glow of sunset was hitting the capitol building in a way that a photographer can only dream of. I pulled out my camera and began shooting as the glow deepened very quickly. I tried to move quickly to get different angles but the light changed very rapidly leaving me with just a few shots and very cold fingers and hands!
As ugly as things tend to be in Washington, DC these days, I was glad I had my camera with me that day to capture some of it’s beauty and that I was there during the “golden hour” to take advantage of that light.