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Morning at the Gateway Arch

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 May 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The sun rises in the east across the Mississippi River as I stand on the Old Courthouse steps of St. Louis, Missouri and take in the silhouetted view of the Gateway Arch. The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors for more than 40 years with its iconic, awe-inspiring shape. The vision of renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States.

Photo captured May 4, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/22.0 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

A perfect framing for a very famous place.

27 May 2014 5:53am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

so great shot
always be happy

27 May 2014 8:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

For some reason, it always gets me thinking of McDonald's . . says a lot about me.

27 May 2014 8:32am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

It's a great shot!

27 May 2014 1:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooooooow!
very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors, lighting & graphics!
A M A Z I N G !!!!

27 May 2014 4:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautifully composed - the light is superb.

27 May 2014 5:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent image of this landmark. Do you know of rust problems with the arch? I thought I heard something about that because, even though the skin is stainless steel, the internal framework is structural steel.

27 May 2014 5:22pm

@Steve Rice: No rust problems present, inside or out. You'll see in subsequent posts.

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A very impressive structure and a splendid image beautifully composed ... the colors and light are gorgeous !!!

27 May 2014 9:02pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous image of the Gateway Arch! The sun is spectacular!

27 May 2014 9:19pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a great composition of that iconic landmark.

28 May 2014 12:35am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot on a beautiful day! The Gateway Arch really stands out against the backlight.
Nice framing and colors. Have a nice day, Steven. :)

28 May 2014 12:41am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome photo! Beautiful!

28 May 2014 12:58am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice shot of the arch with the sun burst.

28 May 2014 3:04am

Langevine from Angers, France

belle lumière archée

28 May 2014 7:12am

franz from Baden, Austria

glad to see it still stands tall, as it did when i visited in '73 ...

28 May 2014 11:47am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Great image of the Arch! The stopped down diaphragm has shaped beautifully the sun.

28 May 2014 3:11pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely shot of the arch - that flare adds wonderfully to the image.

29 May 2014 2:02am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A lovely capture of this iconic 'gateway'. I remember going to the top of that arch, fighting my claustrophobia every inch of the way. <grin>

30 May 2014 9:06pm