This is my 400th post at Trekearth.
At the outset, I wish all my Trekearth friends a Happy St. Valentine's Day, although this photo may not represent the best subject for the occasion.
Recently I submitted a photo, "The 6x9 Phalanx" showing a group of young marines rehearsing for a graduation ceremony. The setting was the atrium of the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia. The present photo shows the exterior of building, seen from Rt. 95. On a cold morning two weeks ago, I was driving south when I came across the silhouette of the building surrounded by bare trees with a backdrop created by the glow of the sun rising to the east. A light dusting of snow covered the ground, giving the scene an altogether frigid atmosphere. The unusual angle of the massive post projecting from the top of the building apparently replicates the angle of the flagpole in the Iconic Photo shot on February 23, 1945 during World War II. A YouTube video that I just came across reenacts the event, the "Raising of the Flag in Iwo Jima".
Route 95 in the East Coast of the United States connects the northernmost state Maine and the southernmost state Florida, a distance of 3060 km (1900 miles). Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Miami are among the cities that lie on this "North-South Corridor." Just 40 km (25 miles) south of Washington, DC Rt. 95 passes through Quantico, Virginia, home to a major US Marine Base, as well as to the FBI Academy. A dozen years ago, one of the most grizzly films ever made, "The Silence of the Lambs,", featuring Jody Foster, started out in this area.
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jhm (145180) 2013-02-14 4:50
Congratulations for your 400th picture on TE, this out of 39 countries, this is very unique.
This is a very modern architecture building, maybe a little bit dark, through the sun in background.
I learn everyday on TE, also these note has me something learned
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful, also colors and composition are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Royaldevon (33831) 2013-02-14 7:30
Interesting notes, as always, linking to the photograph.
Although the sun is rising, there is still a very cold, wintery mood to the shot, due to the lack of colour. The contre jour sets the building in shadow, no problem with this as it fits well with the overall mood.
I like the modernistic building.
To me, it gives the impression of a lowered flag, the pole leading to the folds of the material.
Congratulations on your 400th post.
You have supplied a lot of interesting information, as well as excellent photograph!
My warm regards,
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-02-14 8:38
Happy Valentine's Day, Bulent
Very interesting and beautiful architecture of this museum. Like the seunset and tranquil atmosphere in it. Wonderully composed image and well presented like always.
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
eldancer1 (32802) 2013-02-14 9:30
Congratulations on your 400th post! And it is a very appropriate image for the milestone. I like the effect of the mist on the mood--with the sun struggling to emerge. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Graal (100526) 2013-02-14 23:31
congratulations on your 400th post at TE!
Architecture of Museum is amazing here. Good shot and presentation. Interesting informations. Attractive place for touristes.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (91440) 2013-02-15 1:00
Bonjour, cher ami Bulent,
Félicitations pour votre 400e publication sur le site de TE. Votre participation apporte beaucoup d'enseignement à travers vos compositions.
Celle-ci ne fait pas exception. L'intérêt et manifeste.
Une très belle réalisation comme à l'accoutumée.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2013-02-15 4:20
Congratulations for your 400th picture on TE, and you celebrate posted a very different and unique building. Also very intresting notes. The architecture of the building is very modern and minimalist. Although I'm more of a classic style it has an interesting line.
Have a nice weekend and evening,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-15 11:36
Congratulations to these 400 publications. The architecture described in this clever composition, are with the note, another excellent publication. A picture not easy to do, etréussie. Bravo.
Have a nice day
wolf38 (31284) 2013-02-15 23:41
Hello Bulent. An interesting photo. The modern museum built fits well into the natural environment. I particularly like the good handling of light. Very informative text.
My congratulations to the 400 photo on TE.
marabu61 (9707) 2013-02-16 9:00
an intriguing picture of a modern building in the midst of a forest. It almost looks like a landed spaceship in this surroundings.
The dark light enhances the out of this world mood of the scene further.
have a good weekend
mesutilgim (89752) 2013-02-16 12:13
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Öncelikle 400.kare için tebrikler !
Bir kez daha hem fotografik kalitesi hem de zengin bilgi notları ile mükemmel bir TE katkısı.
İyi bir hafta sonu dileği ile
Selam ve sevgiler
nikkitta (17018) 2013-02-17 8:53
Hola dear Bulent
Congrats for your 400th post !!!
As always an interesting note to explain the capture, a bit dark?
May be but great contrast with the winter sky
The museum is interesting to visit as is the building?
Will write tomorrow the note about Leonardo
Oceania (5202) 2013-02-18 6:42
Congratulation on your 400th picture on TE!
Thanks for showing us an unique architecture in a state (Virginia) does not appear often here.
holmertz (45934) 2013-02-20 13:20
This is a fine picture for celebrating 400 contributions to this site. The building has a very elegant design providing the photo with a lot of diagonals, and the branches of the trees surrounding it create fine patterns against the silvery sky. Although the sun has risen fairly high the atmosphere is still very much that of a cold and dark morning in winter.
berek (44393) 2013-02-24 0:27
Benim en çok sevdiğim tür. ters ışık ve güneş konunun içinde. biz Pazar gününe başladık sizde saatler sonra başlayacaksınız. paylaşımı için teşekkürler.
süper bir Pazar günü diliyorum.
ps: kesinlikle warsav a 2-3 gün vakit ayrılır fazlası uzun olabilir ancak benim çok hoşuma gitti.
resat1972 (7492) 2013-02-24 2:06
Merhaba Bülent Bey
ışığa karşı nefis bir çekim
Didi (59180) 2013-02-24 2:15
Hi my friend
Good 400th picture
Very strange and original architecture a twisted cone
Nice picture in spite of the hard lights conditions
delpeoples (55284) 2013-02-24 20:01
Merhaba dear Bulent
And a belated happy Valentine's Day to you too. The soft colours and half sillhouettes are very atmospheric, setting the mood of tranquillity so well. The museum is such an unusual shape and the graphism it lends to the photo is excellent.
Warmest regards and have a happy week
ChrisJ (105511) 2013-02-27 7:55
Congratulations on your 400th post at Trekearth. An almost b& w shot with the very minimalist color. It sure looks cold and even a bit of snow still lying around. Good sharpness and graphism. The dinosaur like structure reminds me of Expo 70 in Japan. Tfs!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-03-01 17:59
Hello dear Bulent
Amazing composition and superb background.Also very nice ligthning usage and POV.Very good job!
Have a nie evening
kato (11630) 2013-03-05 10:51
You're capturing well this place by good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the atrium with the unique and good shape and surrounding winter nature. It draws out a tasteful atmosphere in entire image for the glow of the sun rising as well as winter trees.
mirosu (15366) 2013-09-12 5:21
Can I send you many thanks for your most interesting comments? I appreciate it very much. I'm spending much time with photographing, studying photos from other photographers work and following advises.
I like this composition with the building triangle, trees and the sun light source un between. You have exposing against bright sky, in this way you have created excellent tree silhouettes. Nice photo work, IMO. Well done.
serp2000 (42218) 2013-10-09 20:04
Hello, dear Bulent,
Today I can say this is very familiar object for me. ))
You are right, I'd like to know more about this museum.
I would be glad to see your new photos from our TE-meeting. It was very interesting and rich by different events trip.
Thanks for your friendly support and hospitality.
All the best wishes from cool Ural town,