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    Posted: 15 December 2012 at 00:06
Well maybe not unseen but not your standard takes on what Washington D.C. has to offer. For those that have not been, it is a photographer's dream in terms of diversity and availability of subjects. Comments and criticism welcome - always trying to learn.

1. Memorial Bridge Guardian


2. Key Bridge


3. Capitol Columns (at the National Arboretum)


4. Teddy Roosevelt Memorial (on an island in the Potomac River)


5. Pedestrian Walkway (underground between the east and west wings of the National Art Gallery)


6. National Art Gallery (east)


7. Reflections (in glass pyramid between Nat'l Art Gallery wings)


8. Marine Corps Memorial


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Really good stuff. So much History here and wonderful pieces. Thank you for sharing such great subjects.
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Very good set! I really like nber 4, because it ironically reminds me of soviet art :)
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Beautiful set. Nice light and compositions. I love the feel of the Key Bridge image. I don't remember it looking so serene the times I have visited ... I stayed at the Holiday Inn nearby (if it is still there) while visiting Georgetown U long long ago.

The only image I have an issue with is No. 3, the columns ... I think I would prefer if the cut-off columns were cropped out.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote berlin steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 07:08
#5 is interesting as it draws you into the shot. I'd have had no idea what it was without the title because of the unusual perspective and lack of people.
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I have the same with #5 - love it. The rest is good too In #3 i'd like to see a bit of distortion correction.
 



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Thanks all for the comments.

ADub128 & MichelaV - As to #3, I agree that particularly for first time viewers it has some problems. I have shot so many "straight" images of this subject that I am somewhat bored with them I guess. I've included a more traditional shot below taken on a previous visit several years ago.

ADub128 - If the Holiday Inn you stayed at is across the river from Georgetown than we stayed in the same place (Holiday Inn Rosslyn). That's where I stayed for this most recent visit and took this shot from the Georgetown side after walking across the bridge and seeing a tiny little park below the bridge from where I took the shot.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Debra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 11:00
These are all very nice.. But my favourite is 5.. Then 2 and 6 very good ..

Def does look a great place for photography
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A great set, 2 is my personal favourite, but I also love the colours of no. 1
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 23:32
Lovely pictures Roger and great difference in all of them.
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Debra, Andy81 and @Jetsplace -

Thanks for commenting.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote GJK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 16:48
I like 2 and 5, and anything that shows what an fisheye can do, but do it well and you did
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3. Does not so much for me, but the others are splendid as a set.

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Thx for sharing Roger!
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