Hello TE - After a long winter with lots and lots of snow, I'm starting to unbury myself... I can't believe it's been almost 6 months since I've posted a photo here! I recently returned from a trip to Puerto Rico where I had a chance to take some shots that weren't baby photos, for the first time in a while, so I'll get around to posting those soon. In the meantime, I was working through some shots from Maryland and Delaware from last summer, so I'll plow through a few of those first.
This is a shot taken from Annapolis Maryland of a statue and memorial to Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice in US history. Justice Marshall gained fame as a lawyer for the civil rights organization the NAACP, and was the lead attorney on the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down segregation in public schools in the US in 1954 (I posted, a while back, a couple shots from Little Rock Central High School, where three years after the Brown ruling, a conflict arose over school integration - click here and here to see them).
This statue sits outside the courthouse where Marshall once practiced; out of view are benches with small children representing the plaintiffs in the various suits that were combined to create Brown, the case that eventually struck down school segregation.
If you want to see what I've been up to since I last posted, check the workshop :)
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danos (87873) 2014-02-19 22:02
nice the view as the presentation of the statue and memorial this brilliant day with the vivid colours to enhance the beauty as the clarity of the scene.I like the excellent presentation as the superb light and colour management of the scene.Well done.
batalay (35791) 2014-02-19 22:42
Among all the monumental edifices you've shared with us, this one might closest to my heart.
I am the President of the Ataturk Society of America, and recently we had a statue of the founder of Modern Turkey commissioned in Washington, DC. To convey the accessibility of the great man, we put him at street level, much as the life-size statue of Thomas Jefferson had been set at Monticello in Charlottesville. However, my friends and I have been debating whether or not to elevate the statue of Ataturk, and this photo gives the first clue of how the statue would appear elevated. If you get a chance take a take a look at the blog I recently wrote for the National Geographic and see the leading photo. I would be happy to hear your thoughts.
emka (80830) 2014-02-19 22:54
Hi Andrew, Nice to see you back here. I missed your photos :). Nice monument and excellent presentation. Perfect symmetry, superb com position. Equal justice under law, important motto.
WArm regrads MAlgo
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-02-20 0:48
great to see you back!
magnificent presentation and excellent example of wide-angle lens use.Works perfectly with this subject!
Also symmetry is perfect and bright,vivid colors makes the graphics very captivating for us.
And I´m looking forward to see your photos from Puerto Rico.
Wish You a good day
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-02-20 2:04
Hello Andrew - It's great to see you back here, in fact I was thinking about you yesterday and had decided to drop you a mail to see how things were with you and the family. A super classic looking shot from Maryland: the courthouse is an imposing a very attractive building and makes a lovely backdrop to the memorial statue. I like your composition with its symmetrical details. Warm regards Rosemary
PS How about uploading a baby pic as a WS?
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-20 2:17
Welcome back, Andrew!
Nice to see you back posting on TE and again with pretty photo.
Very good, almost symmetrical composition and well chosen POV to include the statue, the columns behind and eventually the building of the court in the background.
Loads of greenery which adds color and life to the image, well handled light and perfect sharpness.
Well done and TFS!
lousat (78403) 2014-02-20 2:28
Hi Andrew,it's nice to see you again after this long winter,you're back in the start of springtime like a bear...ehehe....and you show us a very nice capture of this interesting building,with the same class and quality of the last year.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (85579) 2014-02-20 2:48
The splendid building in the background makes an excellent backcloth for the memorial. The light is ideal to bring out the colours and detail. The framing trees offer good tonal contrast.
holmertz (42257) 2014-02-20 8:00
This is a fine and impressive building and a suitable contribution to a man of that standing.. A couple of recent cases indicate that he wasn't entirely successful, as It still seems possible for a white man to shoot a black youth and get away with it. That sounds strange from a European horizon. I have no objectios to the photo, though. And the baby pics are charming!
abmdsudi (44250) 2014-02-20 9:07
Welcome back! enjoyed the write-up always fascinating learning about these bits of history and this picture is just one example of your photographic approach of viewing such artistic work on beautiful sunny day. Great perspective, like the detail of the building with the metallic statue in front providing a more pleasing relationship between them in fabulous details and colours. There is a nice contrast here to deep blue sky and the brown court house with the semi circle in the fg adds interest and balance to the shot. A cracking capture full of impact and the treatment works very well. A graceful shot! Congrats, TFS
macjake (57412) 2014-02-20 9:43
well my friend! great to see you back!
but as you said I think you have a good excuse haha
thanks so much for those WS photos, what a cutie!! love the photo in the snow :)
as for this photo, i'm sure Lisa will appreciate the subject material. such a great memorial isn't it, perhaps one of these days we won't HAVE to recognize the triumphs of race, maybe we could all be equal - wouldn't that be awesome!
sharp and clear all the way through, and its a subject that i'd expect from you haha
looking forward to your holiday pics too!
see you around! welcome back
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-20 12:10
a welcome return and some delightful workshop images to accompany this super composition. Can see why you have been absent for so long, but it has all been so worthwhile as your son Henry is a real cute kid and a real credit to you and your wife. You have had snow we have had the wettest winter since records began and there is still a weeks worth of weather to come. Nicely chosen POV this to give this image impact and real appeal. Gloriously detailed and a statue that pays tribute to a great man. Wonderful.
jcpix (13704) 2014-02-20 18:12
So great to see you around again, you've been missed! I just figured you decided to go out on a high note and ride off into the sunset after the World Series. :) (It pains me to even write that. lol) I'm sure you've been a busy man with the new guy around...great pics by the way, he's a cutie. Glad you posted a couple for us to enjoy as well.
A well deserved tribute here for this fine man in our countries history. You've returned triumphantly with a good message and image for all to admire with your standard of quality and detail. Welcome back, can't wait to see you latest and greatest! Stay warm back there, you've sure had a brutal winter. Best of luck. Take it easy.
Friendly wishes from out West,
ourania (32763) 2014-02-23 4:23
welcome back! The reason that kept you away form TE is adorable and the workshop pictures are lovely. Your main picture is a wonderful classic, symmetrical composition, solid and austere in a way that suits the subject and the information provided by your note. I like very much the way you managed the strong light and contrasts. Your picture is perfectly clear and the colours have great vividness and quality. Composition and lighting are exquisitely balanced. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7507)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-16
- Categories: Artwork, Event
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Historical, Statues and Sculpture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 21:37