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Washington Monument Reflected

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 17 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Standing before the Lincoln Memorial, this was the view to the east, with the US Capitol (the white dome) nearly two miles away. If you look closely, you'll see part of the WWII Memorial at the opposite end of the reflecting pool. This was taken on a Saturday, a much busier day for visitors, but we're happy we went when we could, in between all the graduation activities we attended.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 100 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Barbara from Florida, United States

Amazing the scale of the Washington monument. Seeing them in person puts the reality on their scale.
I did see this once from the freeway why traveling through (I believe it was) Virgina. It appeared large from there.
Remarkable image.

17 Jun 2009 5:07am

@Barbara: Yes, the Washington monument can be seen from I-95 and from the air; it's so tall.
The day was hazy, but I like the long view to the Capitol.

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

love the composition, and the feeling of country in this image. Well done!

17 Jun 2009 5:27am

@Bill Jennings: Thanks, Bill.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Looks much closer than 2 miles. Wonderful composition.

17 Jun 2009 5:40am

@Marion: The enormous size of the Capitol building makes it look so much closer than it really is.

Tyan from Singapore

I hope the report will turn out fine and you will recover completely.This is a wonderful view,though it looks a little like a mega missile to me. Pardon my ignorance,what is the white domed building behind the monument?

17 Jun 2009 6:07am

@Tyan: Thank you, Ty ... because of your question, I added a bit more text. The white dome is that of the U. S. Capitol building, which is huge, therefore it looks much closer than it really is.

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

I was lucky that when we were here... there were no where near as many people... it was so quiet... loved this place.

17 Jun 2009 11:41am

@Fliss: As I added to the text, we were fortunate to fit in the visit with all of he graduation activities. Weekends are much busier, but the Mall is so huge the people weren't a bother at all. We found the people reverently quiet also.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow major photo, love the compo, there's so much to see...take it easy sweet Judy, i think about you x

17 Jun 2009 11:49am

@Lorraine: Thank you, Lorraine ... you sweet friend. ♥

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Talk about powerful and impressive! Wonderful photo.

17 Jun 2009 12:47pm

@dobbino: Thank you, Rob, and my prayers are with you.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

One of the most amazing short family trips we ever took was to Washington DC. So much history and symbolism, so much to see and do, so little time. My wife and I must go back; your great photo makes me want to do this all the more.

17 Jun 2009 2:29pm

@Viewfinder: We would not have missed Bridget's graduation for the world, and were so blessed to have enough free time to get to see at least some of the memorials. I'd go back in a minute if I could. ♥

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Dynamite capture.

17 Jun 2009 2:40pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

quite a few tourists there - nice shot of the memorials and Capitol - a nice place to visit....

17 Jun 2009 3:16pm

@Chris: Thanks, Chris ... it would be nice to live closer so we could go more often.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

WOW! Judy, this is an awesome shot, I don't know weather I'll ever be lucky enough to see it in person, so thanks for posting it.

17 Jun 2009 3:22pm

@MaryB: Thank you, Mary; I feel the same about your shots in England!

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A beautiful photo with a great composition !I am glad to hear you are better!

17 Jun 2009 3:39pm

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thank you, Marie.

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Love that reflection! Still pretty impressive!

17 Jun 2009 3:39pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

A fantastic shot of a very well known landmark Judy. This is a superb capture - lovely reflection on the water and great atmosphere with all the people. Glad to hear you are feeling so well post-op!! :) Keep up those walks! :) I pray the result s are all good on Friday!

17 Jun 2009 4:23pm

@Mandy Provan: Thank you, Mandy ... and I'm happy to be feeling much better too.
The walks are really hard in this weather, but thankfully my recumbant bicycle works inside! :D
Thank you also, for your prayers.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Hi nana,thanks for your comment at my blog:) Tai-tai is a term to describe wives who are very rich,have tremendous amount of free time,money and spends it on things lke pedicure,manicure,the lastest fashion. They don't have to lift a finger to work..haha,so a day of spa made me feel like a tai-tai,then after that clock strikes twelve and Cinderella is back to rags and menial work,heh heh.

17 Jun 2009 6:37pm

@tyan: Okay, now we know what a Tai-tai is ... YOU w/o the cash, right? <grin>
I can just see you stretched on on a lounge chair, eating bon-bons. xx

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful capture of that reflection.... No wonder they call it the "reflecting pond"..... and I kind of like seeing all the people surrounding it....

17 Jun 2009 8:30pm

@Susan: There is so much space there on the mall that the tourists were not a problem, and it was a Saturday, so I'm sure busier than week days.

1/160 second
ISO 100
135 mm (35mm equiv.)