National Harbor, Washington D.C.

“Wet Awakening”

“The Awakening,” once home to Hains Point was moved to National Harbor some years ago.  Apparently its very rare to see the water level rise this high as he is normally immersed in a sandy beach.  Guess I was there at the right time.

My wife invited me for a night out on the town this week as she was attending a Conference at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor.  I had not yet been and greatly enjoyed it.  Seems to be one of DC’s unknown secrets.  The place was very easy to get in and out, restaurants were plentiful and uncrowded, as was the ability to walk around and see the sights.


The all new Woodrow Wilson bridge.

The Gaylord; a magnificent piece of architecture.

The Atrium.

We dined overlooking the harbor at sunset.

The Wedge; my all time favorite salad.

Maybe a little drink our two, to make the sunset more vibrant : )

Photo ops abound; its a great place to shoot.

And of course, we were treated to an awesome sunset.

  • Jim folliard - May 19, 2011 - 12:50 PM

    From one photographer to another you did an incredible job with these photos/photoshop. Awesome!

  • Mike Meyer - May 23, 2011 - 10:25 AM

    Dan, great shot of the Awakening. Really love that one. The food shot just makes me hungry and I’m on a diet…dang it!

    Mike Meyer

  • robert - May 28, 2011 - 10:13 AM

    Love the Awakening shot – talk about timing!

    Nice work 🙂

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  • Marge Atkins - October 27, 2012 - 4:01 PM

    I am so impressed with your work! Absolutely fantastic!

  • shaneia - June 1, 2013 - 8:57 PM

    Wow.. I’m there all the time and have never seen the sand statue in water like that..insane shot!

  • tinu - October 20, 2013 - 10:35 AM

    Hello ,
    I will be travelling from Charlotte, NC to Baltimore, MD and was wondering if you can suggest me some good location for Landscape, potrait photography please on the way

    BTW. your photographs and site looks so good
    thansk in advance

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