"There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone"
--- ROD SERLING
Frankly I do not know what created the circular light reflections. The Washington Monument was undergoing repairs and had scaffolding surrounding it. One would surmise moving the camera would create the light lines, but then the Monument would be blurry.
Also note in the night sky a spaceship moving.
The logical answer - Twilight Zone......
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Noel_Byrne (31130) 2013-12-31 7:40
Very cool that even under scaffolding they manage to make the monument look so appealing, a great idea to light it up like this! The swirling motions are rather strange. Beautiful reflection, and not every day we see a UFO over Washington!!
The best of everything to you in 2014, its been a pleasure sharing your gallery over the past year and I look forward to seeing more of your gallery in the times to come.
Best wishes from Ireland
bukitgolfb301 (41840) 2013-12-31 20:44
Hi dear Ray
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !!
Wow you start an impressive image from the first of 2014! I wonder what happens to your camera? Intentional or not? Anyway amazing image, reflecting with your hunmor sense.
All the best and have the first day of new year! Takero from warm and fine day's Tokyo
Silvio1953 (143146) 2014-01-01 5:55
Ciao Ray, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic reflections, great exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-01 8:10
Great timing and capture of those UFOs, now I know why congress is dysfunctional it's because of all those aliens! Good nocturnal shot of the monument with good lighting. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-01-01 9:05
You have captured the Washington monuments pretty well.The fifth dimension and the UFO concept is pretty well applied here.It can be some kinda shiny creature wishing you happy New Year.But if I am not mistaken then it can be reflection off the protector lens too. Very well done. TFS.
Happy New Year & Best Regards,
COSTANTINO (65236) 2014-01-01 23:53
symmetry gold lines and beauty are
verywellcomposed i nto this shot
difficult nocturne shot
first shot qualitygreat work
kato (11630) 2014-01-08 19:37
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see lighting/symbolic Washington Monument and magical light projected to the pond in blue hour. And, the reflection of trees draws out an additional good effect.
claudeD (38708) 2014-01-09 1:14
very interesting idea to realize this view from Whasington DC. Excellent light managment and colors.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg