It's been over four and a half years since my last contribution to this website, but now, some three months prior to my tenth anniversary as a member and one month after my second meeting with fellow member Bulent Atalay (batalay) in Washington DC, I am returning with this photo taken in the proud capital of the United States, which I would like to dedicate to Bulent to thank him for the lovely afternoon my father and I spent with him, his wife and his granddaughter last month. It was our second meeting after the first one in Amsterdam in 2010.
The picture itself shows one of the most famous landmarks DC has to offer: the seat of the US Senate and US House of Representatives. After a guided tour inside, admiring the Rotunda and the National Statuary Hall and enjoying the coolness of the air-conditioned rooms, I took this picture in the summer heat outside. This is the east facade of the building, so not the one facing the National Mall.
Four and a half years is quite a long time, during which I have been able to take quite a number of photos. I hope to share some of them with you in the near future and to become a slightly more active member of the community than during the past four years.
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asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-08 8:32
This is a nice shot of our US capitol building taken from a fine POV. The angle of the shot works well giving the photo a fine sense of depth and direction. The people add a sense of scale for the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
Didi (60590) 2014-08-08 9:58
Nice come back
Interesting view on this wonderful architecture
You can adjust the perspective with ShiftN software
serp2000 (45970) 2014-08-08 10:26
Well, I was here with Bulent Atalay too. I have spent two days with his family on last September.
I really like a format of the TE-meetings!
Great presentation of the US Capitol. Fine DoF, perfect graphic! TFS!
Greetings from Ural!
batalay (40521) 2014-08-08 10:37
It's a pleasure to see you back at Trekearth. Your contributions, no matter how space apart they are, are always welcome. I am flattered that you dedicated this beautiful photo of the US Capitol Building to me. This is one of the best angles to frame the image. A few years ago I had posted and even older, scanned image of the US Capitol Dome. Moreover, with my artist's cap on, I had created a lithograph of the US Capitol some 40 years ago. It's on my website. You have to scroll over the images to see the capitol, but in the process you'll see other scenes you would recognize. I will resize and and send some of the better photos we took together.
Warm regards to your father,
rbassin (24343) 2014-08-08 11:25
Une bonne prise de vue sur le Capitole, avec une présence intéressante des visiteurs.
lousat (98285) 2014-08-08 11:52
Hi Lars,great capture of this very famous american building,i never been there but the perspective remind me a lot the capitolio of La Habana in Cuba,maybe a copy of this..ehhee..great diagonal composition made in the correct exposure and fine detail everywhere.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-08 12:34
You have selected a great POV for taking this superb image! This building looks really impressive and elegant with all fantastic elements of design and decorations. Excellent capture executed with very good technique. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
stego (24132) 2014-08-08 14:11
A building that every one already saw, but you manage a great POV, that shows it very well. I like the way you used the lines on the fg to give so much depth to the image.
PS: I notice that this is your first post in years. Are you essaying, like I am, a return to TE? I hope so, as I miss much the good times I spent here.
alvaraalto (20574) 2014-08-08 14:32
Leuk om je hier weer eens te treffen.
papagolf21 (110342) 2014-08-08 23:35
Bonjour, cher Lars,
Alors là, je dis bravo pour cette excellente prise de vue. Il suffit de cliquer pour obtenir la version large, et stupeur, la beauté architecturale s'étale devant nous avec grâce et élégance.
Tous les détails ressortent merveilleusement.
Un pur régal.
jhm (160917) 2014-08-09 0:43
Het doet mij goed dat u mij nog niet vergeten bent na al die jaren van afwezigheid. Ik had het gisterenavond nog over met onze oude vriend "Carper = Jaap Polak aan de telefoon)
Meteen bij uw terug keer de grote middelen en met "US Capitol" on een gigantische foto.
Het heeft wel wat, maar zoals bij uw vader zal ik mijn TV scherm meten gebruiken nochtans is mijn scherm ook niet van de minste.
Uw foto is zeker goed samengesteld en leverd een gigantisch beeld van Amerika
heel mooi gedaan mij vriend, bedankt.
John uit Vlaanderen
npecanhuk (78913) 2014-08-09 3:14
A wonderful Capitol building indeed!
An interesting and attractive picture!
Level of sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and simple but effective composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
marabu61 (11331) 2014-08-09 3:29
A good shot of the US Capitol, it is good to see it for once in context to its surroundings. Until now I had a completely other image of this edifice in my head as the pictures I have seen of it where rather taken from the other side of it or from further away. And normally we don't see any people around it either, so that too is new to me.
have a great weekend
dkmurphys (65148) 2014-08-09 5:19
Fine postcard with this American symbol. Well taken iconic scene, good work.
ourania (51103) 2014-08-09 6:10
welcome back to TE from a relatively new but quite active member:) This picture looks like a postcard with a very attractive perspective in the thumbnail but in the large size its clarity, details and sense of space are stunning. All the elements of the scenery, including the sky, contribute dynamism. The people offer liveliness, scale and balance. You did great work with light and depth management. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
pajaran (66318) 2014-08-09 6:31
Interesantan tekst o zgradi Americkog senata sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto, posetioce i zgradu senata ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana zgrada senata i detalji na fasadi.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the building of the American Senate with a description ...
Nice view of the place, visitors and the building of the Senate ..
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well demonstrated buildings of the Senate and details on the facade.
Good work and composition, well captured the moment, pretty colors.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Silvio1953 (154087) 2014-08-09 11:34
Ciao Lars, great view of famous building, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rychem (43332) 2014-08-09 21:56
Excellent photo of this famous building, great POV and perfect light and depth, splendid photo
danos (103212) 2014-08-10 3:30
i'm glad to you in the site after your four years long hiatus,with this beautiful and panoramic view of US Capitol.I like the creative perspective,the light and the colour management as the clarity of the photo.
williewhistler (16496) 2014-08-10 4:26
a very nicely composed photograph of one of the most famous buildings in the world with which to return to the fold,welcome back.
The exposure levels are very well chosen revealing fine architectural details throughout the frame,nicely done.
Warm regards Les.
maria-v1981 (10964) 2014-08-10 5:07
A great shot this one, and your note about capitol very interesting. The building is very well framed and focused, i like the POV you have used to shot. Colors are wonderful and well balanced. Congratulations for this good work.
Nicou (152026) 2014-08-10 7:02
quelle image et compo superbe avec le personnages qui donnent bien l'échelle fantastique vue et captage superbe image quelle architecture et tons.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (126732) 2014-08-10 12:05
Hi Lars, quel surprise agréable de vous revoir après si longtemps....
Et quelle présentation, oups extraordinaire et splendide la version large de ce somptueuse bâtiment, bonne lumière et netteté
berek (50508) 2014-08-10 15:48
What a wonderful architecture here . I like your composition and balanced framing .
siolaw (38294) 2014-08-11 12:32
Nice to see you around again!
The big size allows high res, and it shows here with superb sharpness. POV and framing of the famous landmark are excellent.
emka (107755) 2014-08-12 4:19
hello Lars, It is always a great joy for me to see the old friends returning to TE after long absence. Welcome back!! Fantastic view of the Washington Capitol, with the imopressive stairs and colonnades. Nice to see the groups of the people - the bikers and and a few Indian women in saree. Great light and wonderful perspective. Excellent capture.
WArm regrads MAlgo
nikkitta (17068) 2014-08-12 17:11
It seem you are returning step by step to TE, if so welcome back, haven seen the last photos this is a very good one, like the natural light , good diagonal angle to let admire most of the building
Also the people to help with movement and scale
Well done, regards
jcpix (13950) 2014-08-12 19:39
Not having been familiar with you until recently, I'd still like to say I'm happy that you've returned to share your work...the more the merrier! As an American, I have to take pride in seeing our nations capital, but am embarrassed to admit never having been there in person!? Until that occurs, I will admire yours, which affords me the advanced perspective of what to expect and how to compose it in picture. :) Looks like you had a fine day to take this shot, there is balanced light and plenty of detail to enjoy. Have a great day. Take care.
pierrefonds (71691) 2014-08-30 16:42
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the US Capitol. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-09-02 9:41
A pin sharped view of the famous US Capitol which you shoot from a technically good position made it superb. Good composition and blue sky with white clouds background, very nice. Color is quiet well.
MOST IMPRESSIVE WORK,
warm regards and thanks,
jmdias (69230) 2014-10-03 2:05
I am coming back home after some days off.
a nice angle of this famous building. some days ago I visited a copy of this in Utah, now making comparisons between these two building I can see how this is larger while the other looks higher in general terms despite it isn't truly higher.
mcmtanyel (29668) 2016-12-22 19:59
I am glad you came back to TE, I've been enjoying your photos and my acquaintance with you. This is an impressive photo of the Capitol, taken from a great POV and framed just right.