White postcard - white house, white blooming magnolia, whitewashed sky in rainy day and even a car is white. Luckily the lawn is green.
I didn't know that Washington is so beautiful i n spring. I went there because of cherries and chose my time carefully. But magnolias everywhere were a big wonderful surprise. If you ever have such opportunity, go to Washington in spring, it is marvelous.
Wiki: "The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical style. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage. The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers in general. The property is a National Heritage Site owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park. In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture".
I was very lucky with the magnolia here. The magnolias are blooming only few days in a year. I haven't seen any similar view of White House in Internet (and I like such situation :))
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TopGeo (37994) 2012-03-21 1:31
Hello M....It is not easy to capture the lighting on the white walls . In this case , you've got a white sky and spring FG . But the POV is good and the atmosphere is pleasant Very good framing ,too .
Graal (88852) 2012-03-21 1:48
pieknie to wyglada. Wiosenny Waszyngton. ladne ujecie z kwitnacym drzewem na 1szym planie. Podoba mi sie.
angel66 (1006) 2012-03-21 1:50
fantastic management of the white! Great sharpness! I like it, well done!
SnapRJW (18712) 2012-03-21 2:04
Hello Malgo - I like the contrast between the variety of whites, the dark tree trunk and branches and the vivid green grass. Difficult to balance the contrast but I like the result very much. Spectacular magnolia blooms. Warm regards rosemary
danos (73960) 2012-03-21 2:21
very nice the view as the presentation of the blossom tree that tell us that Spting is coming as decorating do beautiful and unique the whole frame.I like the this attractive scenery that looks like as a post cart.
Have a good day,Danos
tedesse (22116) 2012-03-21 2:50
Super POV i kompozycja, piekna architektura i wspaniala kwitnaca biala magnolia.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-21 3:54
a very nice photo of this famous building and I like the composition and the beautiful tree in the foreground, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
chrisvek (5445) 2012-03-21 3:57
Very nice and difficult shoot.Brilliant atmosphere,and that makes the capture better.Very nice work!TFS
Enjoy your day,
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-03-21 6:10
Splendida composizione con la quale sei riuscita a mettere insieme in una sola immagine il bianco della magnolia con rinomato bianco della "casa bianca".
Eccellente la qualitŕ della foto.
Un caro abbraccio
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-03-21 7:21
Superb spring scene there. Almost unreal for this world. Well catch, have a nice evening.
Sergiom (39184) 2012-03-21 7:42
C'est maintenant que les cerisiers sont en fleurs ŕ Washington et c'est de toute beauté.Le point de vue incluant l'arbre en fleurs met bien en valeur la maison blanche.
vasilpro (40192) 2012-03-21 9:28
Wonderful composition with a blooming magnolia in front of the White House, beautiful spring atmosphere, excellent POV, beautiful colors, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
holmertz (26906) 2012-03-21 11:48
There's a lot of white here, but at least the president is black. It would have been great to have him looking out a window. In any case a well composed postcard, with the overhanging branches in the right place and the fountain also very neatly positioned.
annjackman (13183) 2012-03-21 11:52
I love this white theme. I agree that Washington is very beautiful in spring and you have illustrated this very well indeed. Congratulations on a super composition.
Best wishes, Ann.
macjake (39227) 2012-03-21 17:40
wonderful looking photo.
just goes to show that a good photo could be taken in an overcast sky.
i like the overall motif of the photo, with all the white, even the car.
the dark brown tree trunk works well as a contrast.
and thanks for the email the other day with the links to Poland cities :) I enjoyed that
ChrisJ (86854) 2012-03-21 23:42
I have seen flowering white magnolia trees in Korea & they are very beautiful. Good diffused light here with a perfect exposure on the highlights. Nice white theme. White water, house, flowers & sky. Good graphism & sharpness. Tfs!
raszid62 (18196) 2012-03-22 2:56
Biały Dom, białe wiosenne kwiecie - naprawdę Biała Wiosna. Swoja drogą jak na szefa rządu potężnego Imperium siedziba prezydenta USA jest raczej skromna. Obraz bardzo mi sie podoba. Doskonała jakość.
jjcordier (62280) 2012-03-22 3:08
Magnolia blanc et Maison Blanche....belle harmonie! Je suis surpris que l'on puisse rentrer aussi facilement dans les jardins de la Maison blanche.
RhodieIke (9207) 2012-03-22 23:55
Morning Malgo, Indeed I have never seen this scene at the White House with this beautiful Magnolia in full bloom, What makes it even more fantastic is it's white. Splendid management and presentation, Have a great weekend,(When you visit your son in Cambridge, love you to pop over to Suffolk, about one and half hour's away) Cheers Iain.
worldcitizen (4850) 2012-05-02 20:30
I like all of the white in this shot, and the the magnolia tree is placed perfectly in the foreground. Many people prefer blue skies, but I think a cloudy sky can be beautiful, too. You used the right amount of contrast to make this scene jump out. Very nice. :-)