5th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Illuminated by spotlights, the Washington Monument gleams against the nighttime sky

Photographing the Washington Monument late one night, Wills watched tourists get up close to stroke the stone. "It struck me that like America itself, the Washington Monument could not be fully appreciated from afar. Its grandeur grows as you approach."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2007
Date Uploaded: 04.2007
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Copyright: © Lance Wills