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Standing Tall

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 July 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The interior of the memorial has a 19-foot tall, 10,000 pound bronze statue of Jefferson by sculptor Rudulph Evans, which was added four years after the dedication. The interior walls are engraved with passages from Jefferson's writings. Most prominent are the words which are inscribed in a frieze below the dome: "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." This sentence is taken from a September 23, 1800, letter by Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush wherein he defends the constitutional refusal to recognize a state religion.

Photo taken May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/3 second F/5.6 ISO 400 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very well taken image

9 Jul 2010 5:31am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice shot.. I see some glare in the photo, not sure where it is coming from. thanks for the info.

9 Jul 2010 8:07am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I so dearly respect that quotation by Jefferson. Those who attempt to control or direct our thoughts and opinions in an insidious way abound these days. If Jefferson were alive he would probably be sickened. All we can do is look to him and try to carry on and conduct ourselves in a fair and calm manner. So much for my soapbox - but I really am attracted to your treatment of this one Steven, This is a great tone and appearance - beautifully composed and presented as always. Thank you sir - have a great weekend.

9 Jul 2010 12:28pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great framing and POV .

9 Jul 2010 12:56pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love the impact this has . . very impressive.

9 Jul 2010 1:26pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm impressed by the placement of your usual logo, spot on!

9 Jul 2010 3:28pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot ! And nice watermark placement : )

9 Jul 2010 5:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice.

9 Jul 2010 5:52pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great perspective, super light, well done!

9 Jul 2010 6:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Probably, one of the smartest Americans so far. Too bad all of us don't have at least a small measure of his intellect. A splendid photo of the sculpture and memorial.

9 Jul 2010 9:58pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Your watermark looks like part of the statue:-) Nice.

9 Jul 2010 11:45pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Your watermark logo is perfect!

10 Jul 2010 1:18am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Strong :)

10 Jul 2010 1:41am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I like where you put your stamp! This is a powerful 3d portrait!

10 Jul 2010 3:35am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

it's a nice capture ..

but watching statues frighten me .. dunno why .. a strange kind of feeling

10 Jul 2010 4:14am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful photograph, well has you. and thank you for your visit.

10 Jul 2010 5:46pm