This assignment is worth 2*. This photograph comes from another one of my adventures in the district with my friends. This photograph was taken on accident as we sat down on a nice patch of grass on the National Mall in between Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. So we did what every tourist does when they visit the district, pose with Washington Monument either creating the optical illusion of you holding it or touching the tip.
To capture this photo all that was needed was a skilled camera operator and the right position on the National Mall to capture your desired photo. No unique expensive camera or advanced software required! You just need a skillful eye to recreate this photograph or one of a similar nature.