It was a beautiful night on Saturday, so I went out to take a few pictures of the full moon (minus one day) down near the Capitol. Unfortunately, I left a little too late and didn't get the moon closer to the horizon. I did, however, get a few nice pictures of the Capitol, as well as its reflection in--what else?--the Reflecting Pool. (Funny how names for some things are just so simple!)
And for those of you wondering what I found out about the permitting process for use of a tripod on the Capitol grounds, here's what I learned. Last week, I spoke with a very lovely officer in the Capitol Police Department's Office of Special Events named Sgt. Walters. Officer Walters directed me to this link, where I've downloaded an Adobe PDF file and will be submitting a request for tripod use shortly. The bummers are these: first, I have to specify a date and time. I can't just ask for an all-purpose, any time pass. And second, I have to stipulate that any pictures I take will not be for commercial use or monetary gain, which I guess means I probably can't sell them. I need to get clarification on that last one, because if I can't sell them, that totally bites. So, there you have it.
As to whether a tripod was used to take these pictures and where I took them at as they relate to the aforementioned Capitol grounds, I'm not saying. As we say in this town, if I tell you, I'll have to kill you!
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 07/08