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Philadelphia Columns

Philadelphia Columns

Completed in 1824, the SECOND BANK OF THE UNITED STATES is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture, modeled on the Parthenon in Greece. The Second Bank was designed by William Strickland who was known as the "city architect" because he created a large number of Philadelphia's public buildings. The Second Bank was incorporated in 1816, and it was one of the most influential financial institutions in the world until 1832. Today, the building houses a collection of late 18th and early 19th Century portraits.

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Kevin Warren01-Oct-2013 15:11
Beautiful piece, well done!
slhoornstra15-Mar-2010 09:00
Fantastic composition, love the sepia toning. And the music is great!! BV
Sam X29-Jan-2010 01:40
lovely shot, great find good eye
Dara Su22-Jan-2010 00:51
Nice composition! V.
Paul Williamson15-Jan-2010 16:55
Excellent shot, a pity about the exhaust fumes eating away at the history there
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)11-Jan-2010 11:10
Well composed and great DOF ! Good color also.
maggie_falconi06-Jan-2010 12:32
Great photo Steph, wonderful low point of view, and a lovely DOF. The tone adds a lot to this image,well done!. Thanks you for the info. V
LeeG04-Jan-2010 21:47
Excellent dof control and interesting story as well! You really did a great job capturing the rustic textures.
Kevin Chester04-Jan-2010 20:41
A superb composition here Steph. Like the style of mono too.
Gary Blanchette03-Jan-2010 16:29
Nice perspective.
Sheila03-Jan-2010 07:57
Wonderfully imposing columns. I like your angle of view.
Jeff Lobaugh03-Jan-2010 00:42
Love the perspective, texture, lighting. Great capture!
Available Light Images02-Jan-2010 23:53
Super perspective and I like the blown BG, it helps to add an antiquated feel to the image.
pascal02-Jan-2010 19:14
Great composition ! I like the DOF. Perfect.
Dawn B02-Jan-2010 17:30
I love the tones in this and the angle is perfect! Happy New Year!
Ieke Vonk02-Jan-2010 11:31
Well done.
Bernard Davis02-Jan-2010 10:56
Great textures and lovely tones.
Roby02-Jan-2010 10:42
very nice picture Steph :-) V
Yvonne02-Jan-2010 10:21
Wonderful textures and great angle!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)02-Jan-2010 08:55
Nice start! V
Maaike Huizer02-Jan-2010 08:49
Very well seen and strong angle and DOF. Special tones.
Carl and Racine Erland02-Jan-2010 05:01
Fantastic image...great compositon and love the processing you used. Thanks for the history too. - V
LynnH02-Jan-2010 03:41
Excellent focus/DOF in this one. I like the close crop too. BV
Nancy Good02-Jan-2010 03:15
Very well done, Steph!
Hernan E. Enriquez02-Jan-2010 03:12
Thanks for the history and the superb shot!
carol j. phipps02-Jan-2010 03:09
Fantastic contribution to the challenge!
Jola Dziubinska02-Jan-2010 01:20
Superb pov and perspective and I like the tones.
Mieke WA Minkjan02-Jan-2010 00:12
an impressive close up
Phillip Normanton02-Jan-2010 00:02
Ah, the ravages of time... perhaps :o)
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography01-Jan-2010 23:26
well done
Doug Cruden01-Jan-2010 22:54
Hehehe, great song! A lovely close and tight framed shot here Stephanie - the PoV and perspective down the street is just ace! Beautifully done all round, and a great start to your Challenge this month :o)
Mairéad01-Jan-2010 20:57
Very impressive - like the perspective and textures.
Walter O. Koenig01-Jan-2010 18:33
Cool shot, nice details and depth of field on this. A nice start. Happy New Year Steph!
Fay Stout01-Jan-2010 17:57
Those columns are massive... especially from that angle...
Ronald Bijtenhoorn01-Jan-2010 17:08
Great DOF and POV!
Marielou Dhumez01-Jan-2010 15:51
Great shallow DOF for this beautiful perspective !
heather01-Jan-2010 15:43
Very nice image Stephanie. I like texture and detail in the foreground and the gradual blurring. V
J. Scott Coile01-Jan-2010 14:53
Well composed. Nice bit of history. Well used shallow DoF and the toning adds nicely to the image. Super start!
Ann...01-Jan-2010 14:50
I love how you have captured the textures - great shot.
Milan Vogrin01-Jan-2010 14:49
Nice dof!
Guest 01-Jan-2010 14:25
Lovely DOF here Steph processing works perfect as well.
Cindi Smith01-Jan-2010 14:16
Love it, Steph! Love the textures and everything about it. Knowing the history is a bonus! Excellent! Starting the new year out wonderfully!
Barbara Heide01-Jan-2010 13:45
Lovely pov and textures!
Ilana gil01-Jan-2010 13:34
The angle gives powerful for these columns, I like the photo!
borisalex01-Jan-2010 13:29
Just the right sized columns to start a New Year! You went on your knees in front of the bank!:)
Kathryn01-Jan-2010 13:26
So we're off to a good start.
I like this one.
Norman Richard01-Jan-2010 13:04
I just read the story behind this bank... excellent low angle, goes well with the history of this company.
Aud Elise Sjøsæther01-Jan-2010 13:01
Wonderful use of dof! Love the tones and also the story.. : ) V
Carol Breton01-Jan-2010 12:41
Well done!! ~
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