Another in my ongoing project to visit and photograph all 50 US state capitol buildings. This series is from Annapolis, the capital city of Maryland.
I'll end my Maryland series with this shot, as it incorporates subjects from several of my other Annapolis shots. You have the wooden dome of the State House itself, of course, but also Ego Alley, this innermost part of Annapolis' harbor; the boat I posted a shot of a while back is also prominently featured here. At the far end of Ego Alley here you can just make out the Alex Haley/Kunta Kinte statue that was the subject of a previous shot.
This shot was taken just after sunrise on an already scorchingly hot Maryland day; it was around 6am when I took this, yet the temperature was already in the low 80s F (almost 30c), and deeply humid. The shot itself looks nice and cool, however, due to the water and the bright pastels of the row houses at the end of Ego Alley.
Larger version on Flickr, here.
Full Maryland set on Flickr, here.
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dta (79525) 2014-02-26 9:12
Hello Andrew ,
A beautiful place . And a very well composed picture , with superb vivid colors and splendid reflections .
yquem46 (38752) 2014-02-26 10:08
Nice to have you back here, guess that you're quite busy at home with your newborn little one !
A good shot, luminous scenery, natural colors, serene compo
well thought and done
fotoguy22 (4794) 2014-02-26 10:30
This is one I think I'll need to visit this summer. Good idea to include a boat with character in the shot. Nice reflections and building colors.
Maybe great minds think alike. Last year I got MN, PA, DE, NJ, NH, NY, VT and ME.
Greetings from Florida..............Greg
cornejo (43859) 2014-02-26 10:30
Hi Andrew, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting view of the harbor with the city in the background, very well composed and captured this beautiful image with many details, good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (29809) 2014-02-26 10:47
This beautiful picture has an excellent depth with the boat on the foreground and the mooring poles at the left side.
Nice reflections in the water, especially of that tower and nice and colourful houses.
Best regards, Paul
worldcitizen (8858) 2014-02-26 11:01
Everything comes together beautifully in this photo. The warm sunlight really makes the colors jump out. I like the waterfront facades, and the calm reflections. There's also a nice balance between the boat in the foreground, and the capitol in the distance. It's a smart composition, and a very pretty scene.
jemaflor (99075) 2014-02-26 11:09
Great light capture, so beautiful colors and wonderful reflections on this perfect watermirror, well managed, tfs.
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-26 12:33
Beautiful scene you have found and presented. First of all, you selected a great POV for composing it with the charming water reflections in the foreground. Level of details is impressive and made the pic simply great!
Royaldevon (40292) 2014-02-26 12:58
THis is a beautiful photograph, the boat (with a face) taking immediate attention and being closely linked to the colourful buildings by way of the fine reflections. The whole is so nicely balanced, so full of details and just a joy to view.
I wonder if you had thought of making a book of the buildings when you achieve your goal. It doesn't cost a great deal and you can plan and arrange the pages yourself. I did one for my son's wedding and gave it to him and his new wife as a surprise.
My warm regards,
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-02-26 13:42
Well done, Andrew!
This is a really pretty picture with very attractive colors and immaculate composition. The poles in the water standing in neat rows lead an eye further towards the second plan. The boat is an excellent choice for foreground and the reflection on the water add to the image.
Great light and colors, perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
boa (7493) 2014-02-26 13:51
first of all it looks like an idyllic place to visit! The tranquil mood is created by pleasant light and colors. The well balanced composition give a solid and pleasant mood, no disturbing objects within the frame. An excellent picture, well done!
jcpix (13930) 2014-02-26 17:14
I love all of the different elements in play here, they get along quite well! :) This vantage point is terrific, getting that straight on look at the boat while still seeing the warm and colorful surroundings. The soft, late afternoon light is the key, setting a tone for the entire image. And again in regards to the compositional strength from this point of view, the reflections contained in the negative space are a thing of beauty. I can see so more other photo ops just within this framework, you must of had a blast walking this area. Easy to say, this is pretty sweet! Enjoy the rest of your evening.
In reference to your note today, I remember your capitol dome picture extremely well...it's precisely why I took this one.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-26 19:33
Joli point de vue sur ce petit port. La lumičre permet d'apprécier les couleurs des maisons et leurs reflets dans l'eau. Bien fait.
abmdsudi (55604) 2014-02-26 21:39
Fabulous take rich in colours and brilliant lighting, I love the juxtaposition of strong points; the boat and the tower sitting at the thirds creating a successful composition drawing the eyes through the scene. Good technical quality exquisitely taken, Congrats.
emka (100815) 2014-02-26 23:00
hello Andrew, Why the last shot from Annapolis? I like this photo most from the series. Splendid view from the other side of the river. So many beautiful details to admire here. The boat with the red wheel in the window, the reflection, and blooming trees.. Very beautiful
WArm regrads MAlgo
williewhistler (16398) 2014-02-27 2:15
Hello Andrew ,
I rather like the uncluttered approach that you have taken here,the single boat in the FG helps to anchor the scene whilst the architecture of the State building and the colourful buildings are all very pleasantly lit in an imaginative composition.
snunney (101634) 2014-02-27 3:06
The point of view was perfect to capture this beautifully lit scene with a wide range of interesting architecture. I like very much the warm light and the lovely reflections; the cupola makes a very attractive focal point. Top class technical presentation.
holmertz (54961) 2014-02-27 3:13
This is a very appealing photo with lovely warm colors. It is quite different from most of your state capitol pictures by leaving the official building so discreetly in the background. I think it's a good idea to give us an idea of what the immediate surroundings look like. In this composition you have created a very good balance between the capitol building and the boat, with those great reflections in between.
rigoletto (34279) 2014-02-27 5:07
it is so nice to see you back after a considerable time, proving your bonds with this page. not so active nowadays, me too, but wanted to say hello with the help of this sophisticated photo of yours. the composition and light are winners here. so nice and peaceful. best wishes for the family.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-27 6:46
A perfectly composed and executed shot this. Full of glorious light and wonderfully bright colours and reflections. The detailing here is just as exquisite as the atmosphere. Beautiful!
Regards - B.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-27 21:03
A beautifully balanced shot Andrew. The early morning light is so attractive and I love the way you have used the boat to balance the buildings and reflections. I note a lack of highrise buildings and plenty of trees, those factors give the image a lovely provincial look. Top class! Warm regards Rosemary
kasianowak (9407) 2014-02-28 6:35
Colourful image with all the different hues enhanced by the lovely light. I like the balanced composition with the boat on the right and the tower and its reflection on the left.
Have a nice weekend
ourania (47784) 2014-02-28 11:15
this is a very lovely photo, elegantly composed, comprehensive and peaceful. Your idea to round up your series with this wide view was great. You have a fine arrangement of attractive elements and the character of this place is brought out in an effective and delightful way. I like very much the diagonal placement of the boat and the dome, the sense of depth and the way the reflections complete the pleasant description. At first I thought this was afternoon light but after reading your note, the mood has changed for me and I realize that light and colours are gradually getting brighter. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
adores (45877) 2014-02-28 16:22
Good to see you're back:)! A very good shot here. I like the composition a lot. You placed the boat very well, the reflection add a lot and light and colours are also very good.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-28 21:22
What a super scene you have captured so well, the colours are fantastic, super light, well managed and I love the reflections especially the rippled effect.
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-03-01 11:27
Such beautiful details!
A very attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I really enjoy!
I love those colorful symmetrical reflections!
TFS - congrats,
mesutilgim (95800) 2014-03-01 14:43
What an amazing and calm scenery, what a nice capture.
Very nice reflections.
TFS and have a nice weekend
pierrefonds (68103) 2014-03-01 15:28
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance between the boat and the buildings is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the buildings. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Waylim (25502) 2014-03-01 16:26
From this POV the State House plays and understated role. It is the whole composition and the element of the surrounding that make this image very attractive and pleasant, and the light is perfect with warm hues and the rich tone. The water way, the boat, all make up the whole package that complete this image.
Really beautiful and congrats. I hope it is warming up a bit on the East Coast.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-03-02 2:01
Hello Andrew. A very beautiful photo with fantastic colors and light. The picture reminds me of a quiet Sunday morning.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
TRB (14116) 2014-03-02 22:19
Reflections, sharpness, color and image excellent.
perfect framing and exposure.
Congratulations, good weeks
delpeoples (58804) 2014-03-03 0:41
Ciao dear Andrew
A beautiful scene, one with great symmetry and light management. Amazing reflections and such wonderful architecture. The saturation is lovely and beautifully regulated.
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing, and have a lovely day
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-04 9:40
Very nice capture of this old state house! I like the lighting and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-08 7:17
in queasta foto la bellezza della composizione viene superata dalla magnifica saturazione del colore che si associa ad una nitidezza incredibilmente superba.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
claudeD (39871) 2014-03-18 2:14
very fine picture with an excellent composition, fine colors and clarity. I like the reflections in the water very much. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-03-24 7:03
A very tranquil image that is beautifully lit with soft morning light. A well thought-out composition as well - you show us that the main subjects (the boat and the state house) can be pushed quite far to the edge of the picture, while still maintain a good balance that brings the whole scene nicely together.
ebingul (1984) 2014-03-29 13:53
Very well composed shot with great colours,reflections,perspective and light management.
Congrats,TFS and best regards.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7511)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-17
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, AF-S NIKKOR 35 mm 1:1.8G
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorites, US State Houses - Southeast [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-26 9:06