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DC After Dark (1)

By TyChee    
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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Tags: General Dc Landscape and travel Washing monument

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20 Aug 2007 11:46AM
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 14 254 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:46AM
top notch, would look great on a post card
jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
20 Aug 2007 11:50AM
Stunning capture Ty, the light and reflection are spot one. Well done.
Sep 11 1.3k England
20 Aug 2007 11:53AM
A good crisp clear image.
well done Ty.
ian_w 13 22 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 12:17PM
Excellent shot, good symmetry, the reflection is great what with the water being extremely still.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 12:31PM
A beautiful composition.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 12:42PM
Amazing symmetry and fabulous colour.
20 Aug 2007 12:59PM
Another great image Ty, beautiful composition and colour.
meadowman 11 1
20 Aug 2007 1:33PM
wonderful view ty....

Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
20 Aug 2007 1:39PM
Beautifully done.
JenG 12 United States
20 Aug 2007 1:50PM
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!

paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 2:14PM
Superb refections and composition. Nice work Ty.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 2:41PM
Lovely clean, cool reflections. And thanks for the information - gives context and scale.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Aug 2007 4:35PM
Terrific stuff.Something different from the norm again.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Aug 2007 4:53PM
Cracking good shot Ty. Well done indeed.
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 5:15PM
WOW !! - Excellent depth and so superbly composed and presented - wonderful shot TY.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
20 Aug 2007 5:27PM
Iconic image Ty. Washington here I come. Ron.
great shot, night time photos arent that good
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
20 Aug 2007 6:52PM
Perfection! Love this...

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Aug 2007 7:01PM
A top class night shot, the light and reflection are both excellent
20 Aug 2007 7:02PM
Just a great image Ty with wonderful composition and reflection!

dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 7:05PM
Wonderful symmetry Ty..a stunning shot..the colours are awesome.
A classic! Superb! JNC
Big_T 12 58 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 7:47PM
Lovely shot with the shadows of the trees in the water leading the eye through to the focal point of the image.
crimp 11 England
20 Aug 2007 7:48PM
Stunning image, Great reflection in this image. Well done!
bobalot 11 10 England
20 Aug 2007 7:55PM
great shot again Ty.

rgds Bob
User_Removed 12 51
20 Aug 2007 8:17PM
Top quality image.

RoddBC 12 40 United States
20 Aug 2007 8:33PM
Picture postcard perfect Ty!

kevski 11 14 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 8:39PM
Very nice indeed,love the deep blue colour.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 9:37PM
Excellent colour and the symmetry is great.

newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 9:46PM
stunning ty great colour and reflections well captured.
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
20 Aug 2007 10:30PM
You could sell this as a postcard Ty.
It's wonderful, & those reflections are amazing.
20 Aug 2007 11:59PM
Great night shot Ty, thanks for all the info.

imagio 11 12 1 England
21 Aug 2007 12:00AM
This image desrves an award, just fabTy

mairit 11 1
21 Aug 2007 1:37AM
perfection at its best..stunning image..mairi
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
21 Aug 2007 1:53AM
Superb reflection and colour.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
21 Aug 2007 3:38AM
Really gorgeous, the symmetry is fabulous.

Youre a brave man walking around DC after dark!

JudeC 11 6 3 England
21 Aug 2007 6:57AM
Beautiful shot - JudeC
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 7:52AM
The symmetry is superb - almost an absratract pattern.
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 8:25AM
Yes almost abstract but whichever way you look at it a really great image.
MandsH 11 England
21 Aug 2007 8:32AM
Superb shot the reflections are excellent
SuperRoo 11 63 2 Australia
21 Aug 2007 8:56AM
Brilliant.... love the symmetry and the lighting... well done. Smile

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 9:11AM
Class work, Ty. The lighting, symmetry and simple presentation are spot on.
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 10:12AM
Wonderful light and the reflections too.

fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 11:49AM
Lovely composition and light.
Cabit 11 104 England
21 Aug 2007 12:05PM
Pure class, everything spot on/
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
21 Aug 2007 1:18PM
Love the composition and the reflections are brill, Ty Smile


Fran x
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
21 Aug 2007 4:20PM
good shot with great depth to the colours and thanks for the informative description too
REKLAW 13 3 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 10:06PM
well done on the composition, the symmetry looks real good, nice one.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 11:21PM
Superb composition, fantastic reflection, great image. Well done once again.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
22 Aug 2007 2:56AM
It's all been said already Ty, excellent!
Rgds., Jim
BrianSS 11 400 39 England
22 Aug 2007 1:40PM
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 ! ! !
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 5:42PM
Superb 'moody' image with those wonderful blues... great composition and reflections. Karen
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2007 7:56PM
Hi Ty,
Awesome reflections,perspective,sky,detail and textures.Perfectly composed.take care.AnnSmile
JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 9:52PM
firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
26 Aug 2007 8:01PM
great tones and symmetry
31 Aug 2007 12:31AM
Love everything about this shot, Ty. It should be make it to a DC brochure, at the very least.

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