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Inaugural Photos

Being a native of the Washington DC area, inaugurations are a part of living here; however, this inauguration is definitely different. This is the first time I have ever seen the entire area 'lock down' for safety reasons, closing streets and bridges entering into the city. We went out last night, after the crowds to grab a few shots. Now, I'm no photographer, but these two pictures were my favorite. Check out the Washington Monument (known to me as 'the pencil' as a child growing up here). I love the light that was captured. In real life, it was cloudy and COOOOOOOLD, but I guess somehow lights were bouncing off of something else to capture this unique lighting effect.

Will future inaugurations be the same? What's to come? There are so many questions to be answered and wonders of what the future will hold for this nation. I can only hope for the best. This is such a great time in life to experience America and I am glad to have lived to see history be made today! I'll be sharing a special photo card for Presidents Day next month using a picture my husband took of Barack Obama (looking at him - wink wink)!! Stay tuned!


Charlene Austin said...

Wow, those are amazing photos Ash. That is truly exciting that you live so close to where you can witness history in the making. Believe me most Canadians I know are much more interested in US politics than our own so we've been watching too.

Heather said...

Hi Ashley,

I actually happened upon your blog because the other Ashley Newell linked your blog today!!!

I have to say you totally must be a photographer, because girl I am a photographer and when I was back in DC two years ago I never was able to get shots like this.

I lived in Alexandria, and Woodbridge Alexandria was 4th Grade and then Woodbridge was 7th grade we lived other places in between. My Dad was an Anit Terrorist for the Government and worked at the Pentagon. It was so much fun two years ago when we got to come for a week for my Husbands work and stay in a Hotel right by the capitol, and see all the things I saw as a kid again as an adult!!!!!

I can not wait to bring my kids back some day!!! They are only 1 4 and 6 yrs old so to young to remember it yet!!!!

We rented a car one of the days we were there and went to Alexandria and Woodbridge to see the schools, and houses and community pools and other things I lived in, attended and spent so much time at!!!!

I miss that area of the Contry so much!!!


Heather said...

Sorry I just read that and it did not make sense.

The kiddo's are 1 year, 4 years, and 6 years old, not 14 and six years old!! LOL

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