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"There is Strong Shadow Where There is Much Light"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 June 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The morning sunlight casts a shadow of the Gateway Arch over the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Grounds, as seen from the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

Photo captured May 5, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Let me guess where you might have been standing . . perfect timing, too.

26 Jun 2014 5:58am

@Ronnie 2¢: You can just barely see my shadow at the top! :-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Remarkable and unique image - bravo!

26 Jun 2014 7:13am

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

WOW ! Excellent!

26 Jun 2014 7:54am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Of all the iconic images I have seen of this landmark, this is the most unique!

26 Jun 2014 12:53pm

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

I agree with Ralph ... a very unique image!

26 Jun 2014 1:29pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

26 Jun 2014 1:42pm

Don from United States

A fine "catch" of the Gateway Arch's shadow. You got some very good shots from this location.

26 Jun 2014 2:38pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

I have never seen a photo like that - great capture.

26 Jun 2014 2:45pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WHOA! I feel terrified just looking at the image. A magnificent point of view - love the shadow of the arch.

26 Jun 2014 5:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a magnificent image of this strong shadow. I'm puzzled by the green area in the center of the image. Is that water with a luxuriant algae bloom or is it grass?

26 Jun 2014 5:34pm

@Steve Rice: That's grass. The area underneath is like a quad on a college campus. The luxuriant algae bloom is off to the far right and in Monday's photo. :-)

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Vertiginous image with the shade of arch framing the grass. Excellent.

26 Jun 2014 8:09pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wow! A powerful shadow, indeed!

26 Jun 2014 10:18pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome view; love the strong iconic shadow!

26 Jun 2014 11:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous shadow of the arch! I think that a lot of pictures don't do it justice. It is so gigantic standing under it!

27 Jun 2014 1:48am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue plongeante avec cet arc d'ombre su ciel superbe.

27 Jun 2014 2:04am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Excellent implied subject.

27 Jun 2014 2:31am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I have seen a lot of images of the Arch but never one like this. Very very nice.

27 Jun 2014 2:54am

Langevine from Angers, France

oh génial cette plongée à la partie basse

27 Jun 2014 6:54am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Fascinating viewpoint.

28 Jun 2014 10:31pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très bon cadrage plan d'eau et ombre !

8 Jul 2014 7:37am

Malaura from France

Un sentiment remarquable de vertige nous saisit, c'est splendide ! Bien Amicalement :)

3 Aug 2014 8:44am