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Jefferson Colonnade

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 June 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Composed of circular marble steps, a portico, a circular colonnade of Ionic order columns, and a shallow dome, the Jefferson Memorial is open to the elements. Pope made references to the Roman Pantheon and Jefferson's own design for the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. It is situated in West Potomac Park, on the shore of the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River. The Jefferson Memorial, and the White House located directly north, form one of the main anchor points in the area of the National Mall in D.C. The Washington Monument, just east of the axis on the national Mall, was intended to be located at the intersection of the White House and the site for the Jefferson Memorial to the south, but soft swampy ground which defied nineteenth century engineering required it be sited to the east.

Photo taken on May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/100 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a very nice view point. It gives a feel of scale.

3 Jun 2010 5:10am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

The HDR worked very well here to enhance the details of this beautiful architecture ! Well done :)

3 Jun 2010 9:11am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nicely composed.

3 Jun 2010 11:39am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

oh, this is such a pretty composition .

3 Jun 2010 1:54pm

Denny Jump from Easton, PA, United States

Sir - yiou REALLY have a way with architecture that's for sure....you nailed this - perfect lighting, perfect angle, perfect memorial too - what's not to like....more bravos. - Denny

3 Jun 2010 2:00pm

marc from Granby, Canada

nice point of view well done...

3 Jun 2010 6:40pm

Antoine from France

Superb composition and light is very beautiful. Have a lovely afternoon Steven.

3 Jun 2010 6:57pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The tone mapping really brings out the texture in those columns.

3 Jun 2010 10:50pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

I think greek coliseum here.. the perspective is absolutely awesome!

4 Jun 2010 2:02am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, this is a gorgeous shot with the warm light up top. Superb work!

4 Jun 2010 2:06am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Beautiful architecture! The various tones of marble are surprising.

5 Jun 2010 2:08pm

Adam from Adelaide, Australia

Wonderful use of HDR Steven - it reveals incredible detail in the ceiling and columns - 5 stars!

6 Jun 2010 1:47am