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During my trip to Washington last month, I spent some time taking some late night walks around the city. There are a lot fewer people out after 10:00PM and the monuments are still fully lighted offering some nice photo ops.

This is the Washington Monument looking across the reflecting pool from the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

Here are a few facts:

Hight: 555ft (162.28 meters)

Material: marble, granite, and sandstone

Architect: Robert Mills

Construction: The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 but was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the architect's death. This hiatus in construction was because of a lack of funds and the intervention of the American Civil War. A difference in shading of the marble, visible approximately 150 feet (45 m) up, clearly delineates the initial construction from its resumption in 1876. It was the tallest structure in the world, until the Eiffel Tower was completed in France.

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Thank you for your support and comments! Have as great start of the work week!
Ty

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:DC After Dark (1)
Username:TyChee TyChee
Uploaded:20 Aug 2007 - 11:46 AM
Tags:Dc, General, Landscape / travel, Washing monument
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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 9247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 11:46 AM

Hy Ty, This is a really fab composition and the colours and tones are so rich. Very nice indeed. helen x

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adrian2208
adrian2208 e2 Member 11248 forum postsadrian2208 vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 11:46 AM

top notch, would look great on a post card
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Adey

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jaspernina
jaspernina e2 Member 71048 forum postsjaspernina vcard Wales
20 Aug 2007 - 11:50 AM

Stunning capture Ty, the light and reflection are spot one. Well done.
Stephen

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Sep
Sep e2 Member 71330 forum postsSep vcard England
20 Aug 2007 - 11:53 AM

A good crisp clear image.
well done Ty.
Joe.

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ian_w
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20 Aug 2007 - 12:17 PM

Excellent shot, good symmetry, the reflection is great what with the water being extremely still.

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20 Aug 2007 - 12:31 PM

A beautiful composition.

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woolybill1
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20 Aug 2007 - 12:42 PM

Amazing symmetry and fabulous colour.
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stevebidmead
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20 Aug 2007 - 12:59 PM

Another great image Ty, beautiful composition and colour.
Steve

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meadowman
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20 Aug 2007 - 1:33 PM

wonderful view ty....

gazSmile

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Rogerex
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20 Aug 2007 - 1:39 PM

Beautifully done.
Roger

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JenG
JenG e2 Member 8JenG vcard United States
20 Aug 2007 - 1:50 PM

Beautiful photo. I am interested to know about the red tip in the reflecting pool at the top of the monument. Is that due to shutterspeed reflecting the light from the windows up top? The composition is awesome!

JenG

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paulb20
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20 Aug 2007 - 2:14 PM

Superb refections and composition. Nice work Ty.
Paul

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mrswoolybill
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20 Aug 2007 - 2:41 PM

Lovely clean, cool reflections. And thanks for the information - gives context and scale.
Moira

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mikbee
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20 Aug 2007 - 4:35 PM

Terrific stuff.Something different from the norm again.
Mick.

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Maiwand
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20 Aug 2007 - 4:53 PM

Cracking good shot Ty. Well done indeed.
Ron

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Glynn
Glynn e2 Member 91169 forum postsGlynn vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 5:15 PM

WOW !! - Excellent depth and so superbly composed and presented - wonderful shot TY.

Glynn

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rontear
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20 Aug 2007 - 5:27 PM

Iconic image Ty. Washington here I come. Ron.

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romelyanielsharon
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20 Aug 2007 - 6:45 PM

great shot, ...my night time photos arent that good

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LisaRose
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20 Aug 2007 - 6:52 PM

Perfection! Love this...

Lisa

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 7:01 PM

A top class night shot, the light and reflection are both excellent

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alpha788
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20 Aug 2007 - 7:02 PM

Just a great image Ty with wonderful composition and reflection!

Stan

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dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 7:05 PM

Wonderful symmetry Ty..a stunning shot..the colours are awesome.
Di

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
20 Aug 2007 - 7:18 PM

A classic! Superb! JNC

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Big_T
Big_T e2 Member 958 forum postsBig_T vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 7:47 PM

Lovely shot with the shadows of the trees in the water leading the eye through to the focal point of the image.

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crimp
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20 Aug 2007 - 7:48 PM

Stunning image, Great reflection in this image. Well done!
Kelly

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bobalot
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20 Aug 2007 - 7:55 PM

great shot again Ty.

rgds Bob

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20 Aug 2007 - 8:17 PM

Top quality image.

Derek

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20 Aug 2007 - 8:33 PM

Picture postcard perfect Ty!


Rodd

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kevski
kevski e2 Member 8kevski vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 8:39 PM

Very nice indeed,love the deep blue colour.
kev.

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RockArea
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20 Aug 2007 - 9:37 PM

Excellent colour and the symmetry is great.

David

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newy17
newy17 e2 Member 9273 forum postsnewy17 vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 9:46 PM

stunning ty great colour and reflections well captured.
ian

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 10:30 PM

You could sell this as a postcard Ty.
It's wonderful, & those reflections are amazing.
Hilary

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20 Aug 2007 - 11:59 PM

Great night shot Ty, thanks for all the info.

Stuart

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imagio
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21 Aug 2007 - 12:00 AM

This image desrves an award, just fabTy

Bernie

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mairit
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21 Aug 2007 - 1:37 AM

perfection at its best..stunning image..mairi

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Brilane
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21 Aug 2007 - 1:53 AM

Superb reflection and colour.
Brian

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banehawi
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21 Aug 2007 - 3:38 AM

Really gorgeous, the symmetry is fabulous.

Youre a brave man walking around DC after dark!

W

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JudeC
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21 Aug 2007 - 6:57 AM

Beautiful shot - JudeC

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SandraKay
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21 Aug 2007 - 7:52 AM

The symmetry is superb - almost an absratract pattern.
Sandra

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RobboB
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21 Aug 2007 - 8:25 AM

Yes almost abstract but whichever way you look at it a really great image.
Rob

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MandsH
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21 Aug 2007 - 8:32 AM

Superb shot the reflections are excellent
Mandy

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SuperRoo
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21 Aug 2007 - 8:56 AM

Brilliant.... love the symmetry and the lighting... well done. Smile

Paul

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davidhu
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21 Aug 2007 - 9:11 AM

Class work, Ty. The lighting, symmetry and simple presentation are spot on.
Dave

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glenalva
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21 Aug 2007 - 10:12 AM

Wonderful light and composition..........love the reflections too.

Al

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21 Aug 2007 - 11:49 AM

Lovely composition and light.
Jean

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21 Aug 2007 - 12:05 PM

Pure class, everything spot on/
Dave

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MrsS
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21 Aug 2007 - 1:18 PM

Love the composition and the reflections are brill, Ty Smile

Cheers!

Fran x

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21 Aug 2007 - 4:20 PM

good shot with great depth to the colours and thanks for the informative description too

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21 Aug 2007 - 10:06 PM

well done on the composition, the symmetry looks real good, nice one.

Ian.

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brownsilent
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21 Aug 2007 - 11:21 PM

Superb composition, fantastic reflection, great image. Well done once again.
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22 Aug 2007 - 2:56 AM

It's all been said already Ty, excellent!
Rgds., Jim

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BrianSS
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22 Aug 2007 - 1:40 PM

As JimV says . . . . It's all been said already and I agree with all the comments.

It just goes to show rules can be broken. The horizon is in the middle of the shot and it works well ! ! !

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22 Aug 2007 - 5:42 PM

Superb 'moody' image with those wonderful blues... great composition and reflections. Karen

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22 Aug 2007 - 7:56 PM

Hi Ty,
Awesome reflections,perspective,sky,detail and textures.Perfectly composed.take care.AnnSmile

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22 Aug 2007 - 9:52 PM

Wow!Excellent.
-John

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26 Aug 2007 - 8:01 PM

great tones and symmetry

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Skye24Blue
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31 Aug 2007 - 12:31 AM

Love everything about this shot, Ty. It should be make it to a DC brochure, at the very least.
Mac

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