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Jeferson Memorial

Here is another one of my night shots. This was queued up for next week but I decided to post this today to celebrate my 50th post(shutterchance birthday).

I waited a whilte for this one. I was waiting for the numerous tourist to go home, I mean this was like 11.50pm so I figured it was a good time to get this shot.. I was really hoping for a perfect reflection but didn't get that due to the moving waters. The only PP done here was the use of curves to enhance the interior because it looked really flat when I took this shot and forgive the little scratch to the left of the steps.

Dotun

Jeferson Memorial

Here is another one of my night shots. This was queued up for next week but I decided to post this today to celebrate my 50th post(shutterchance birthday).

I waited a whilte for this one. I was waiting for the numerous tourist to go home, I mean this was like 11.50pm so I figured it was a good time to get this shot.. I was really hoping for a perfect reflection but didn't get that due to the moving waters. The only PP done here was the use of curves to enhance the interior because it looked really flat when I took this shot and forgive the little scratch to the left of the steps.

Dotun

comments (29)

  • dafredo
  • France
  • 14 Nov 2006, 00:18
Ireally like this kind of shot!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Dafredo!
hey dotun,

happy 50th! what a great night shot. i love the way the memorial stands out against the trees and the sky. i also really like the illuminated reflection. those damn tourists....always getting in the way of a picture smile
Dotun Ayodeji: Lol..it really very hard to get rid of our friendly tourist. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2006, 01:25
Really nice smile

I don't know what 'curves' are, but whatever they do you've used them well to get a super looking shot. I also really like the red glow in the sky and the flare from the light.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks for the comment Ellie. Curves is just one of your photoshop tools used to enhance your images, you can enhance your blues, or reds or Green. See this link for nice tutorials, I am sure you will love it...http://www.paxtonprints.com/index.php?x=tutorials
Wow lovvely long exposure...thought it looks slanted a bit.
Dotun Ayodeji: Jide, very good catch. I noticed after I put it up. I was hoping it will be hard to notice, but I know better now that nothing escapes the master.
  • angela
  • Atlanta, Ga
  • 14 Nov 2006, 04:09
dotun this breathtaking. The night view is really nice. Happy 50th.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Angela! How have you been?
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2006, 05:31
Worthy of a 50th birthday. The colors came out very nicely!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Martin.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 14 Nov 2006, 05:32
Very crisp and clear image, darn, why is it on your blog & not mine smile NOT FAIR LOL

Suby
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Suby. I want yours...close to 300 post, I really feel young celebrating 50.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Nov 2006, 06:53
Love the shot and the claruty..its slightly wonky though and you cut off a bit of the building. Otherwise great shot
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Etomi. You are very right, I will fix. The crop of the stairs was needed to get rid of a whole bunch of students on night tour at that time.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 09:11
Very Nice Dee, happy 50th old timer wink Mal
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Mal.
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 14 Nov 2006, 09:20
Enchanting...
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Peter.
  • Paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 09:36
I can see why you waited! Lovely shot although I think you need to straighten it up a little
Dotun Ayodeji: Will do Paul, thanks for commenting.
If a little straighter it would be awesome.... Fantastic will have to do love the reddy background.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Daniel.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2006, 11:38
NICELY DONE
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Abi.
Fantastic, love the reflection..and that light on the right is great...
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Yanik!
  • Yinca
  • Us of A
  • 14 Nov 2006, 13:31
50 already!!! it just seems like it was yesterday when you posted your first picture. wow Dee time does really fly(lol) you staying there was worth it. cuz i dug it.
Dotun Ayodeji: yes oh! I am 50...thanks Yinca.
  • Sidak
  • India
  • 14 Nov 2006, 14:11
im a big fan of these kinda shots, love reflection.

wonderful lighting.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Sidak!
  • rea
  • Switzerland
  • 14 Nov 2006, 14:15
Lovely shot...
So spectacular...
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Rea!
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2006, 17:14
This really has a surreal feel to it, Dotun, because of the sky color. Very nicely captured!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ginnie.
Hi Dotun. Well everybody else has said it!!!! Congratulations, regards, Neil.
Dotun Ayodeji: Yes, Neil, thank you.
  • UNYKA
  • Argentina
  • 14 Nov 2006, 18:45
EXCELLENT!!!
I have not more to say! Just perfect!
UNYKA
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank you very much.
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2006, 21:07
very nice Dotun
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Asiko!
very striking image! the reflection even added drama to the shot! i like! smile
Dotun Ayodeji: yes it did. thanks for commenting Francis.
  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 14 Nov 2006, 23:25
FIFTY! Yhea! C==Good one to pick. It looks so full and heavy with colour and life - even for a building. That light on the angle is what makes me like it a lot. the reflection is grand and it makes me wat to touch the screen.
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 23:35
Stunning capture Dotun smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 15 Nov 2006, 06:48
Great work Dotun. congratualtions on reaching the big 5-0. hope everything is still in order when you get to 100 posts. Dont know if you have checked out the Adobe lightroom beta. the straighten tool in there is pretty cool.
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2006, 07:36
Amazing reflections!
  • Dami K
  • USA)
  • 25 Nov 2006, 03:52
This needs to be on a postcard........Nice
  • \\\'Lawunmi
  • US
  • 29 Nov 2006, 19:38
grrr.. I so want to get this picture taken.. when I do I'll send you mine. Great view, great angle, great job, well done.
Picture perfect

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