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photoblog image After the snow

After the snow

Taken after the snow at the National US Arboretum. I am really hoping this is the last snow  for winter. I posted the front facade of the columns on monday here - http://www.dotun.shutterchance.com/photoblog/60887.htm

After the snow

Taken after the snow at the National US Arboretum. I am really hoping this is the last snow  for winter. I posted the front facade of the columns on monday here - http://www.dotun.shutterchance.com/photoblog/60887.htm

comments (21)

waouuuuu !!!!! one word : beauty !!!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Frederic.
Feels like modern art - rather surreal! Pillars going to no where, and the 2 benches feel rather random (pretend we don't know that snow has covered up the foot path).
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank you very much.
  • alex
  • 28 Feb 2007, 02:39
you picked a pleasing angle to take this from, dotun. i like this one, too. i think i like yesterday's more.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Alex.
Looks wonderful against the white of the snow.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Laurie.
Dotun, I am sorry to be the naysayer, but to me this one looks a bit uneven. Maybe it is how the tops of the benches don't quite line up with the edge of the snow bank?
Dotun Ayodeji: I see what you mean Matin, the ground is a steep slope towards the benches, I probably could adjust the skew to make it less obvious. Thanks Martin as always.
Wow, beautiful composition. I love it. I am marking this one as a likey smile
Dotun Ayodeji: thanks Kedar, I am glad you like.
Great shot, love the idea thids way
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Chantal.
Not sure about the benches, but the pillars look amazing against the snow.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Chris, I do have shots without the benches and it just looked pretty boring and usual.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 28 Feb 2007, 12:12
I love it! And I hear what they're saying about the benches, but I don't think I mind them.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ruth, in my opinion without the benches it will look just like any other shot out there.
lovely shot....not sure about the benches
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Debola, I have some shots without the benches and it just didn't look interesting, but I will be putting up a silhoutte on friday without the benches.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Feb 2007, 13:20
Those columns are out of this world, Dotun! The benches don't bother me, either. In fact, maybe they help to bring a sense of reality to the pic.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ginnie, I thought including the benches makes the shot a bit unique. I always like including things in the foreground to depict depth. I should be putting up a silhoutte on friday but this time, I will include a path versus the benches.
  • Feyi
  • 28 Feb 2007, 14:10
I am inspired to put up a snow shot from the dreadful snow we had here a few weeks ago.
By the way i was watching the Wire last night. Fantastic show.
How close is that to reality in Baltimore?
Just curious...
on dirait un montage. superbe
  • david
  • 28 Feb 2007, 16:27
cold but very elegant - i like this!!
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 28 Feb 2007, 21:29
I did a bit of a double take when I saw the thumbnail, because I saw some Roman columns rather like these last week.

The picture is lovely, I think I prefer the earlier version though because I'm not entirely sure the benches work too well. .. And as I've now just read other comments I wish Id been original.
  • Louis
  • 28 Feb 2007, 22:01
The benches are like two miniature pics of the columns stuck into the picture. They are there and probably fixed to the earth, so you cannot move them away. I think the issue is that they are too much in line with the snow horison and the vertical lines of the columns - all at the same time. So changing the angle should do the trick - if you could get a little higher and maybe more to the right, I think it would create the necessary 3D effect. Everything if these movements are allowed by the terrain.
I like the basics of the pic you have spotted.
  • Ngozi
  • 2 Mar 2007, 03:51
I have absolutely no clue where this is, pray tell!
Wonderful Dotun !
It's quite unusual to see this kind of place with snow, in the same time it's quite unusual to see urban chair against old architecture : Thumbs up !!
  • Josť-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • 4 Mar 2007, 03:55
Artistic capture !!
  • kozy
  • 13 Mar 2007, 11:53
Great Shot....like something from a gladiator movie. well without the chairs.
anyways, nice photo.
  • Ngozi
  • 24 Mar 2007, 04:14
I still say it looks like Greece though! lol

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