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photoblog image National Capitol Columns, DC

National Capitol Columns, DC

This is the old Capitol columns at the US National Arboretum in Washington DC. They used to be part of the East front of the Capitol but were removed when a new front wall was built before J.F.K's inaugral. Decades passed and these columns were not put to use and they deteriorated slowly but finally found a home at the Arboretum in 1984. I will be putting up a silhoutte version from the rear on Friday.

National Capitol Columns, DC

This is the old Capitol columns at the US National Arboretum in Washington DC. They used to be part of the East front of the Capitol but were removed when a new front wall was built before J.F.K's inaugral. Decades passed and these columns were not put to use and they deteriorated slowly but finally found a home at the Arboretum in 1984. I will be putting up a silhoutte version from the rear on Friday.

comments (17)

oh what a beauty you have here Dotun!! very nice to start a week indeed
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Frederic!
  • alex
  • 26 Feb 2007, 02:29
magnificent shot, dotun. taken at the right time of the year, too. the naked trees partner well with the lonely feel of the columns.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Alex.
This is good work, as always. I like the framing.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Martin.
  • sk
  • 26 Feb 2007, 06:29
u are quite good at these types of shots, well done
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Asiko.
lovely capture Dotun
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks E!
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2007, 10:10
Very nice indeed Dotun - sell the pics to Mr. Bush!! Lovely composition and a nice use of b/w. Super exposure and focus/DOF. Good stuff buddy. Kind regards, Neil.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Neil.
Hi Dotun,
This is very well done, it gives the idea of majesty, a great shot indeed !!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Zebigleb.
Looks very majestic - well framed.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Berni, majestic is the right word.
good symmetry and reflection
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Chantal.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 26 Feb 2007, 13:12
Fantastic in B&W, Dotun. Very stunning.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ginnie.
Dotun, a precise frame that heightens the symmetry of the set!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Jose.
Nice.........where is this? I keep wondering where u c these things in Dc? But U knw funny thing this past weekend I was going to Columbia Pike and I noticed those things on the Army site (the three prongs) and I was like ooooooo, ur pix made them look soo much nicer! smile
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Dami, that's a result of hardwork-no pay smile
  • Louis
  • 26 Feb 2007, 22:56
I first (before reading) thought this is from somewhere in Greece. I think you have executed the picture very well on a technical level. If I look at it the first thought that entered my mind - don't people visit the Arboretum? Nothing you could do about it, except Rent-a-crowd.
Dotun Ayodeji: lol...of course people visit, but here is the catch, I go there when its very cold, so most tourist dont stick around too long. Thanks Louis.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 27 Feb 2007, 17:29
I agree, this is well done. But what a strange structure. Feel there should be a roof, eh?
Such a fantastic and well composed shot, Dot.
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 28 Feb 2007, 21:31
This is superb. The picture's well centred, which for something like this I think is quite important, and the still water gives fabulously clean reflections. Lovely.
  • Ngozi
  • 24 Mar 2007, 04:13
Reminds of one of my art history classes...had to study columns, Greek architecture etc. Love the reflection, composition is great and the B&W works.

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