Roosevelt Arch, Gardiner, Montana, USA.
I know that there are many photographs of this Arch, in different seasons, different time of the day, but wanted to commemorate this beautiful and historical structure once again, by myself :-)
The Roosevelt Arch is the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana. The arch's cornerstone was laid down by President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which created Yellowstone, which reads "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People."
Before 1903, trains brought visitors to Cinnabar, Montana, which was a few miles northwest of Gardiner, Montana, where people would transfer onto horse-drawn coaches to enter the park. In 1903, the railway finally came to Gardiner, and people entered through the stone archway.
The design of the Roosevelt Arch has been attributed to architect Robert Reamer. Construction of the arch began on February 19, 1903, and was completed on August 15, 1903, at a cost of about $10,000. The archway was built at the north entrance, which was the first major entrance for Yellowstone. President Roosevelt was visiting Yellowstone during construction and was asked to place the cornerstone for the arch, which then took his name. The cornerstone, Roosevelt laid, covered a time capsule that contains a Bible, a picture of Roosevelt, local newspapers, and other items.
The idea of the arch is attributed to Hiram Martin Chittenden.
To be cont'ed...
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sacimar (26205) 2011-11-14 6:12
I haven't seen this Arch before, the composition is interesting with a beautiful blue sky in the background, I like it,
Zolive (5935) 2011-11-14 8:25
veyr interesting picture, very well compound with the blue sky behind the gate which contrast beautifully with stones. The note is very instructive. Well done.
Sonata11 (33753) 2011-11-14 17:33
This is a very beautiful picture of Roosevelt Arch. Great composition, framework and POV too. Wonderfully executed picture with splendid colors, sharpness, clarity. I like it a lot. Perfectly well done.Thamks for sharing and informative note.
All the best,
prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-14 22:48
lovely architectural shot with deep blue sky in BG...like the stone made arch with nice textures on it...also nice play of light over there...nice chosen POV through the road...
good DOF controlled with nice light management...nice color tones & sharpness also good...
gildasjan (43442) 2011-11-15 12:58
L'utilisation du filtre polarisant met bien en valeur la teinte des pierres de cet arche.
Silvio1953 (139927) 2011-11-16 6:39
Ciao Mike, great POV on beautiful arch, lovely composition with fantastic blue sky, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Mike Seleznev (Selmik) (3366)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax 100D Super, Pentax SMC DA 16-45 f4, Cokin 164 Circular polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 6:01