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After Eight Weeks of Photos...

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 July 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

...taken on May 5, 2010, I'm finally on to May 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. Hopefully May 6th will last only a fraction of that time. :-)

Shortly before noon we were heading across the Potomac River on a footbridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island when I turned back and noticed the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which connects Virginia with Washington, DC.

The Classical Revival bridge was designed by architect Nathan C. Wyeth and engineer Max C. Tyler. It was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers between 1917 and 1923, and was named after Francis Scott Key, author of The Star Spangled Banner. The northern terminus of the bridge is just east of the site of Key's Georgetown home, which was dismantled in the late 1940s; near that site, there is now a community park honoring Key.

Photo taken May 6, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 100 70 mm

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Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The exposure of this photo, as seen on a different computer, disappoints me. I hope you don't see this as dark as I do. It's hard to gauge how bright (or dark) a laptop monitor's exposure level can be when the angle of the laptop's monitor can make all the difference. I try to keep my laptop monitor at about a 90 to 95-degree angle.

13 Jul 2010 12:14am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks nice and bright to me, nice bridge

13 Jul 2010 5:28am

Antoine from France

Superb capture and your landscape is very beautiful. I like it. Have a nice days Steven.

13 Jul 2010 5:54am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Nice composition, a very beautiful bridge too !

13 Jul 2010 8:09am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superb capture very good color's, bravo!

13 Jul 2010 8:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks fine to me, too . . the scourge of angle-of-incidence haunts us still despite all the techy advances and calibrations !

13 Jul 2010 9:54am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Lovely & colorful !

a joy to take a look @

13 Jul 2010 12:50pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Beautiful architectural design that these old bridges have. Looks like the water is up. You've chosen a wonderful vantage point.

13 Jul 2010 12:57pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great image looking back and I like the water in the foreground!

13 Jul 2010 2:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks great to me! The bridge and river are beautiful and I like that red brick building with the clock tower. Lots of neat old buildings in this scene.

13 Jul 2010 11:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific composition.

14 Jul 2010 12:13am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

No worries Steven, the daytime shots ae tough but this looks great to me- the setting almost reminds me of a Prague-like or Budapest-like scene....I was never aware of this bridge. Great work with the brightness and color of the day...I like this alot!! Cheers!

14 Jul 2010 1:16am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

beautiful shot! love the POV! Very nice composition!!!!

14 Jul 2010 1:19am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very European view, if you allow me to say that. :)

20 Jul 2010 8:00am