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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.

PLEASE VIEW LARGE!

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  11247 forum posts 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
20 Aug 2007 - 11:50 AM

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

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Sep  71330 forum posts England
20 Aug 2007 - 11:53 AM

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

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ian_w
ian_w  9 United Kingdom
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
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 12:42 PM

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

Another great image Ty, beautiful composition and colour.
Steve

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meadowman
meadowman  7
20 Aug 2007 - 1:33 PM

wonderful view ty....

gazSmile

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Rogerex
Rogerex  830 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 1:39 PM

Beautifully done.
Roger

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JenG
JenG  8 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
paulb20 e2 Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 2:14 PM

Superb refections and composition. Nice work Ty.
Paul

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
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
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 4:35 PM

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

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 4:53 PM

Cracking good shot Ty. Well done indeed.
Ron

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts 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
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 5:27 PM

Iconic image Ty. Washington here I come. Ron.

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romelyanielsharon

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

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LisaRose
LisaRose  8172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
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
alpha788  8 Canada
20 Aug 2007 - 7:02 PM

Just a great image Ty with wonderful composition and reflection!

Stan

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts 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  858 forum posts 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
crimp  7 England
20 Aug 2007 - 7:48 PM

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

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bobalot
bobalot  8 England
20 Aug 2007 - 7:55 PM

great shot again Ty.

rgds Bob

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User_Removed Junior Member 851 forum posts
20 Aug 2007 - 8:17 PM

Top quality image.

Derek

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
20 Aug 2007 - 8:33 PM

Picture postcard perfect Ty!


Rodd

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kevski
kevski  8 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 8:39 PM

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

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 9:37 PM

Excellent colour and the symmetry is great.

David

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 - 9:46 PM

stunning ty great colour and reflections well captured.
ian

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DolphinLady
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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User_Removed
20 Aug 2007 - 11:59 PM

Great night shot Ty, thanks for all the info.

Stuart

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2007 - 12:00 AM

This image desrves an award, just fabTy

Bernie

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mairit
mairit  7
21 Aug 2007 - 1:37 AM

perfection at its best..stunning image..mairi

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2007 - 1:53 AM

Superb reflection and colour.
Brian

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
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
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
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
RobboB e2 Member 890 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
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
MandsH  7 England
21 Aug 2007 - 8:32 AM

Superb shot the reflections are excellent
Mandy

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SuperRoo
SuperRoo  863 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2007 - 8:56 AM

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

Paul

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davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2007 - 9:11 AM

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

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
21 Aug 2007 - 10:12 AM

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

Al

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 - 11:49 AM

Lovely composition and light.
Jean

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Cabit  7104 forum posts England
21 Aug 2007 - 12:05 PM

Pure class, everything spot on/
Dave

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2007 - 1:18 PM

Love the composition and the reflections are brill, Ty Smile

Cheers!

Fran x

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riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
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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REKLAW
REKLAW  10 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 - 10:06 PM

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

Ian.

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2007 - 11:21 PM

Superb composition, fantastic reflection, great image. Well done once again.
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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2007 - 2:56 AM

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

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BrianSS  8353 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
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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KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 - 5:42 PM

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

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2007 - 7:56 PM

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

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JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2007 - 9:52 PM

Wow!Excellent.
-John

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firzhugh  9 New Zealand
26 Aug 2007 - 8:01 PM

great tones and symmetry

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Skye24Blue
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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