This was taken during nautical twilight between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. I live in a city with lots of trees and few open areas. I have to practice so I work the over photographed subjects in Washington. Like most of us I'm always looking for a new way to photograph clichÃ©d subjects. The same issue haunts me photographing Icons like Half Dome, Delicate Arch or Mobius Arch. The one thing I noticed about well known Icons is that the mind can fill in the blanks. I'm pushing that theory in this picture. The Washington Monument, an element in this picture, is easily recognizable by most people. The obscured parts are filled in by the viewers mind (At least I hope so). Because of that the Icon can be used nicely as an element and not the main subject. The Icon is still conveyed in the entirety. I call this Cattle Lines because this shiny new fence will be used to corral you when you come here to complain about how their spending your money.