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Jefferson Memorial

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 20 February 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated to Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers as the main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, governor of the newly independent Commonwealth of Virginia, American minister to King Louis XVI, and the Kingdom of France, first U.S. Secretary of State under the first President George Washington, the second Vice President of the United States under second President John Adams, and also the third President (1801–1809), as well as being the founder of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia.

The neoclassical Memorial building on the Tidal Basin off the Washington Channel of the Potomac River was designed by the architect John Russell Pope and built by the Philadelphia contractor John McShain. Construction of the building began in 1939 and was completed in 1943. The bronze statue of Jefferson was added in 1947. In 2007, it was ranked fourth on the "List of America's Favorite Architecture" by the American Institute of Architects.

From the archives............photo captured May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 8/5 seconds F/5.6 ISO 100 120 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful bw in a nice light

20 Feb 2018 5:14am

sherri from Arkansas, United States

what a fine night shot of a beautiful structure. i've seen it many times in person, but never tire of it.

20 Feb 2018 5:49am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très belle photo nocturne sur cette non moins belle architecture.
Bonne journée steven

20 Feb 2018 6:07am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful view. Amazing. Excellent night shot in Black and white. Love this. :)

20 Feb 2018 6:23am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very interesting and beautiful house.

20 Feb 2018 6:29am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle photo
Ce rendu est vraiment magnifique
Bonne journée

20 Feb 2018 6:50am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous composition in this super night image.

20 Feb 2018 6:53am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique, belle lumière et cadrage superbe. )

20 Feb 2018 7:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, lights & shadows!

20 Feb 2018 8:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice night shot.
very nice atmosphere.

20 Feb 2018 8:43am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle photo de nuit !

20 Feb 2018 9:42am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and superb B&W !

20 Feb 2018 10:24am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Very sharp night shot!

20 Feb 2018 12:15pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

20 Feb 2018 1:01pm

franz from Baden, Austria

One of the great sights of D.C., perfectly photographed and presented!

20 Feb 2018 1:04pm

willy from Belgium

une belle photo nocturne de cet édifice extraordinaire Steven


20 Feb 2018 1:18pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle coupole quelles colonnes et vue fantastique compo.

20 Feb 2018 2:16pm

Devi from Chennai, India

very very beautiful...bathed in light !!!!! Superb shot !

20 Feb 2018 3:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this memorial. I liked the informative comment about how important Jefferson was.

20 Feb 2018 4:10pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUperb in B&W with the glowing light from within

20 Feb 2018 4:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful night B&W.

20 Feb 2018 5:00pm

Remus from Portugal

Black and white worked well on this photo. It allowed to put the Jefferson Memorial in full prominence.

20 Feb 2018 6:07pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Luxurious black and white quality; a great call for this superb night shot.

20 Feb 2018 7:07pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


20 Feb 2018 8:19pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful night shot. Superb architecture.

20 Feb 2018 9:20pm

MAU from Els Poblets, Spain

Excellent night shot.

20 Feb 2018 9:38pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning light in this image!

20 Feb 2018 10:45pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is a wonderful night shot. Excellent tones.

20 Feb 2018 11:13pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

lovely black and white tones; I don't think I have ever seen this angle before.

21 Feb 2018 12:57am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous night image of the Jefferson Memorial. I love seeing it lit up at night. A beautiful black and white image!

21 Feb 2018 2:39am

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique N&B !

22 Feb 2018 8:48pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Lovely image - You did a great job with this night shot!
My grandmothers' favorite memorial... She was a commissioned artist in the DC area - many people asked for her to paint the Jefferson. Her only question would be (in a soft Alabama accent...), "And what season would you like it? Spring with the cherry blossoms? Summer with the greenery? Autumn colors? Or awash in snow?"

24 Feb 2018 3:46am