Soon I came to the Capital building and worked my way around to it's iconic steps. I circled around the reflection pool before heading back to my hotel to get ready for work. The light of the early day was beautiful and I made photographs with my iPhone along the way.
The time stamp on the first image shows 6:48 a.m. Less than two hours later and just two miles away, there would be a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. When I learned the news, I immediately thought of my children. I then thought why do I ever leave them and my safe existence in quiet New Hampshire. It was a weird feeling to be so close to such an evil and random thing.
I'm glad I made these images the morning of September 16th. The Capital Building is an inspiring place. Somehow, looking at them makes me feel better about my time in Washington. The images make me feel that maybe our country has the strength and wisdom to sort out the problems we have.
Images made with iPhone, Hipstagram and/or Pano.