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the Basilica

This is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. This is one of the most beautiful churches I've seen in the Washington area. I haven't gone for an inside tour but I will very soon. This was taken last year just as summer was rounding up. It rained a little bit that day so the skies were very corperative. I will post some more shots of this place from a different angle some other time.

the Basilica

This is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. This is one of the most beautiful churches I've seen in the Washington area. I haven't gone for an inside tour but I will very soon. This was taken last year just as summer was rounding up. It rained a little bit that day so the skies were very corperative. I will post some more shots of this place from a different angle some other time.

comments (19)

This almost looks like a drawing in an architecture book, a very appealing and fresh way to present such traditional subject matter.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Martin!
I agree with Martin, it almost looks like a drawing, nice
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Frederic!
We do have similar photos today. Nice how your Basilica is so clean bright and colorful. The entrance way is incredible. It almost swallows up the Basilica. The wreaths are a nice added touch echoing the stain glass and arch. Cool shot!
Dotun Ayodeji: yes, John our shots are similar today, thanks for your nice words.
That is incredible! What a grand, spectacular Cathedral.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Laurie, the inside from what I have seen online is even more elegant.
Beautiful capture of the whole, huge church! It looks like a perfect place to photograph a little planet! Do you have any shots of the inside?
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Samira, I dont have the inside shots for now, but i will be visiting soon.
  • sk
  • 6 Feb 2007, 07:02
very nicely PP to bring out the colours and details, well done Dotun
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Asiko, very little PP was done here, I have not seen any better day to photograph since then.
Very well done, like to see it during the night smile
Dotun Ayodeji: yeah, I am thinking of it too, maybe when it gets a little bit warmer. Thanks for commneting Zebigleb.
Too bad the line of the grass is not completely horizontal, I lknow though how difficult that is to get it straight.
Dotun Ayodeji: I know what you mean Chantal, I have tried to distort the skew in PS to get it to this point. There is round circle right in front of this building that makes it difficult to get that perfect horizon. Thanks Chantal!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Feb 2007, 09:24
I've been to Washington, DC, Dotun, but have never seen this lovely basilica. You did a great job of getting it all into the pic. Very warm colors. Do they keep the wreaths up all year round (since this was taken at the end of the summer)?
Dotun Ayodeji: Ginnie, thats a good question, I will have to check again. We had a very long summer last year, so I would guess that the wreath was probably put up in August/Sept. Thanks for the comment Ginnie.
  • Louis
  • 6 Feb 2007, 09:46
An excellent capture with lovely detail and colour contrasts. So some of are waiting for some nite pics of the place
Dotun Ayodeji: lol...I will get out there and do a night shot especially if it gets warmer soon. Thanks Louis!
wow, Dotun, this really is cool. I am enthralled by that blue sky...seems I've never seen one so pure and 'heavenly'!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank you, welcome to shutterchance.
The sky is such a piercing blue - really like it.
  • Gary
  • 6 Feb 2007, 17:23
really beautiful colors captured here
Pretty taking and good composition. It is made notice the majesty of the building. Shining colors
  • P.J.
  • 6 Feb 2007, 18:17
Awesome colors in this shot. The sky is amazing.
  • Kemi
  • Maryland, USA
  • 6 Feb 2007, 20:53
Very vivid colors in this photo...Great capture!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Kemi!
Very crisp and lovely colours, nice one Dotun
Beautiful lighting
  • Babie girl
  • 18 May 2007, 17:56
Did u take this shot? Its really magnificent.....

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