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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Best
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Oct 13, 2008
Galleries: Abstract, Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2008

The Washington Monument from an unusual perspective.

I love the wide angle. I was standing maybe 20 feet from the base and it's 555 feet tall!

Statistics
Place: 147 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.8295
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8602
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 129
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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11/10/2008 03:39:27 PM
Wide angles are great fun, aren't they? Excellent use of one here. I wasn't entirely sure this was the Washington Monument when I first saw it. Lovely sky!!
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11/08/2008 12:16:39 PM
Incredibly gorgeous geometry. What a great lens, and what a great image. Beautiful.
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11/08/2008 11:56:05 AM
Jeffrey! THIS. . .is AWESOME! Have you opened your Washington DC gallery yet? You'd have to quit your day job to handle all the money that would roll in :) Your photography of those striking places there is something to behold.
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11/08/2008 09:44:43 AM
What a great sky. I saw this in voting and said to myself....why didn't I take a pic of the monument like this. Then I realized I didn't have a wide enough lens for this shot. Very cool.
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11/08/2008 12:31:33 AM
Ahhh very nice. I thought this was cool. I loved the perspective and the sky is gorgeous. The top part looks like a view from space looking down on earth. Welcome back!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 01:16:26 PM
I fell so... small. What is this a tower of? I think you did a great job of capturing it without a "craning neck" pov. I like the way the bottom seems like you're looking straight at it, but we can still see the top. How did you do this shot?
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11/07/2008 09:27:13 AM
I like the composition here. Very well done.
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11/06/2008 04:19:48 PM
The sky saved this shot. Nice effect!
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11/03/2008 07:56:03 PM
Great perspective & that sky is just amazing
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11/02/2008 11:56:25 PM
i don't really find it interesting
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11/02/2008 05:42:55 PM
I like the perspective.
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11/02/2008 03:18:08 PM
It had been weeks since he started out. He'd traversed many lands, encountered many dangers. Now, bedraggled and weary, he had finally made it. He'd finally reached the base of the tower spoken of in all the legends.

Inside, according to tale, was supposedly the most beautiful woman ever born. Held prisoner in stasis. Only to be awoken by the call of one such as he, A Prince of a Far Away Kingdom. So it was with this hope that his voice rang out, "Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Please let down your hair!"

A few tourists turned their head to stare at the strange man, and shook their heads as his cries turned desperate. At first they'd thought him joking, but it soon became apparent that this was no joke. A few security guards soon showed up and carted the obviously deranged man away, and as they went, the tourists would never forget the echo of "Rapunzel! Why hast thou forsaken me!" for as long as they lived.
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11/02/2008 10:17:57 AM
Certainly a noble perspective for this monument.
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11/01/2008 12:29:33 PM
Excellent composition. Very good DOF. The sky is great. Really makes the viewer feel small compared to the tower.
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11/01/2008 07:36:50 AM
great sky
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