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Monumental reflection
04-JUN-2006 © Copyright - Pat D. Hemlepp

Monumental reflection

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The Washington Monument is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool about 25 minutes
after sunset on a clear evening in Washington, DC. The U.S. Capitol can be seen
behind the Washington Monument. This is an image that has been captured by
photographers and tourists about 10 million times, but I felt the need to make it
10 million and one. Additional images of Washington are included in my Cities gallery.

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Eduard Lampe31-May-2018 11:12
Wonderful image! V
Tom Briggs18-May-2018 12:24
A classic ... one of the best I've ever seen of the monument and capitol .... bv
Tomek Góralczyk19-Oct-2016 15:50
Absolutely great shot V
Dan Greenberg18-Jul-2016 13:58
That is superb! I especially like how the tip of the monument looks as a reflection and the great winter color. ~BV~
highlander21-Jan-2016 14:55
Very nice image of this monument. One of the best I have seen! V
Barry McCartney02-Feb-2015 17:07
Nice composition! V
Stuart Smith05-Nov-2014 12:31
Nice 10,000,001 image. When I was there the reflecting pool was empty for repairs, but I got to enjoy the earthquake and hurricane in the same week!!
GeneWard12-Sep-2014 12:23
perfectly captured, love the blue light. V
T. Richard Chen08-Sep-2014 13:12
You stopped the wind for 4 seconds! A fantastic image, -V-
Pat22-May-2014 14:48
Excellent! V
Ashley Hockenberry01-Nov-2013 18:51
Superb !
Guylaine Beauchamp18-Oct-2013 13:06
Excellent composition! Tones of blue hour are very good! V
Karen Moen30-Sep-2013 17:58
This beautiful composition deserves a big VOTE! Voted.
godro08-Sep-2013 12:19
Great work! V
meekam tam08-Sep-2013 11:52
Perfect reflection! V
cambraniz20-Aug-2013 12:17
Excellent shot. V
Sam Rua21-May-2013 11:58
Very nicely captured, Pat.
John Barreiro12-Mar-2013 13:45
Nicely done. V
Dwight Rankine15-Feb-2013 12:15
A very stunning image. Beautiful tones.
samikosemi04-Feb-2013 13:40
great pic
MarcViskens07-Dec-2012 11:06
excellent nightshot
Stas Obozniy29-Nov-2012 12:23
Trully amazing!!
Petros Labrakos06-Sep-2012 09:51
excellent picture at all!
joseantonio15-Jun-2012 09:49
Fantastic capture
Karin Doeling02-Jun-2012 11:37
Perfect and beautiful nightshot! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)24-May-2012 10:03
That's GREAT! Congrats!!! BV
mikelong07-Feb-2012 10:52
Nice compo but an enormous amount of digital noise.
goelsamuel03-Feb-2012 11:13
Sensational shot! V!
Vickie BROWN23-Aug-2011 15:55
Stunning picture! Bravo!
Sam Rua08-Jul-2011 13:24
Nice capture. It really doesn't matter how many times others have taken a picture of the same thing --- and it certainly doesn't stop me from trying to get the same picture.
Jan Bakker25-Aug-2010 16:02
What a gorgeous photograph!
René Gysi01-Jul-2010 09:37
Wouw..great night shot. V
Lawrence Solum26-Jan-2010 11:57
The deep color & composition are wonderful.
codyn28-Nov-2009 12:51
Magnificent photo! Weldone.
whiteca24-Nov-2009 07:53
Wow - this is stunning in its simplicity, colour and composition! Voted.
Nick Bell08-Jun-2009 10:50
Enny24-Jan-2009 13:33
wow, a fabulous shot.
Larry Peterson07-Dec-2008 15:47
Beautiful image, Pat. Awesome capture. V
scottbeckman27-Nov-2008 13:30
Sure it is 10million and one but I am glad you took it. Spectacular image with great detail in the monument and Capitol building. I tried that shot too but kept blowing out the highlights. Great job. V
Ashley Hockenberry14-Nov-2008 21:42
Guido Hahnraths30-Sep-2008 10:56
Great reflection, strong compo. ~V~
Big City Photography20-Aug-2008 11:10
One of my favorite photos on pBase!
Tom Munson04-Jul-2008 16:09
Beautifully composed, Pat.
Marco Valk19-Jun-2008 18:03
terrific shot. vote
Jan Sřgaard26-May-2008 10:56
What is the hight of this Monument ? the picture is very good.
Peter Stubley06-Apr-2008 12:14
Very nice simple composition. Great colours and quality of light.
rfu14-Jan-2008 14:57
Great photograph! Regards, rfu
Monique Laguë05-Dec-2007 13:18
Excellent composition
Great picture.
joanteno20-Oct-2007 12:25
Guest 11-Oct-2007 09:53
Great image really sharp
Tangsanshi23-Sep-2007 11:11
you got the best angle of it, vote.

Tina Todd03-Aug-2007 10:47
Beautiful low light image! The reflection is awesome
Julie Hatvany18-Jul-2007 09:43
Beautiful GMV
Robyco18-Jul-2007 09:43
Awesome !! (V)
a great reflection and perfect colors.....
Keith Rankin17-Jul-2007 03:34
coaster03-Jun-2007 15:38
Fantastic shot!! V
Guest 25-Mar-2007 10:15
An excellent reflective image
Inal17-Mar-2007 13:28
Home Sweet Home - Fantastic Shot!!! - Voted!
Guest 17-Jan-2007 10:46
Stunning! I have seen plenty of this monument, even taken some. Nothing like this though! Superb.
aisble30-Nov-2006 20:44
How can something that beautiful be photographed too much!
papajim29-Nov-2006 19:10
Maybe 10 million times, but never better. Excellent. V
Simon Mulvaney04-Sep-2006 15:38
stunningly simple, perfect shot!
Bryan Ramsay02-Sep-2006 12:47
Pat, I really like your blue sky! You'd be wrong on the guess though, the WWII monument is not that old (a couple of years) so the its lights at the end of the pond wouldn't be there from shots over a couple of years ago! Grea shot! GMV -BJ
John Beck28-Jul-2006 12:29
100 Million would probably be closer but I don't know if I've ever seen one this beautiful. Maybe it's the blue sky. Whatever, this is beautiful. v
Yiannis Pavlis21-Jul-2006 13:49
really great capture.
Lin Chia-Yi13-Jul-2006 10:57
Simple and beautiful!!!
tomandlinda16-Jun-2006 20:15
Not THAT shot, Voted
henrywong08-Jun-2006 07:55
perfect exposure...Voted !
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik08-Jun-2006 02:21
Glad you did - GMV Sandy
Bob Foisel07-Jun-2006 23:44
Beautiful Pat. V.
Bill Gallagher07-Jun-2006 19:57
Tahnk you for sharing. Nice shot.V
Tom Munson07-Jun-2006 19:51
Perfect Pat. Voted
Guest 07-Jun-2006 16:56
very nice, perfect exposure
papajim07-Jun-2006 16:36
Great angle, well worth adding to the collection. Beautiful shot.
Peter Stahl07-Jun-2006 14:10
Gorgeous shot Pat. Well done!
Douglas Stucky07-Jun-2006 12:29
Awesome, awesome shot! vote!!
I was there June 4 also!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography07-Jun-2006 12:23
Wow! Marvelous, Vote :)
Renee Lockett07-Jun-2006 11:47
Magnificent job, Pat! :) GMV. :)