Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

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Richard Ryer on October 8, 2007

Greetings Daniel, Nice photo with rich colors. Very nice details on the ring from the other Marble (I think it may be Colorado Marble). I don't remember the story as to why they changed, then changed back during construction. Do you remember? Thanks for sharing.



JohnMacdonald on October 19, 2007

The monument was begun before the Civil War. The marble came from a mine in Hunt Valley, MD. Construction was halted during the war and was completed after. But the marble from the same mine was not from exactly the same layer and therefore was slightly different in color. Great shot! Thanks for you nice comments.

Family photographer.… on December 2, 2007

That's a really nice composition

Daniel Mitin on December 2, 2007

Thank you John. Thank you Inessa. The weather that day was changinng every 30 seconds. It was extremely aggravating taking pictures on that day. It would go from sunny and hot to cloudy, windy and grey.

Jimbirdy on December 3, 2007

Fantastic shot! Beautiful flag CROSSes american hero~

Axel J. Resto on January 12, 2008

WOW excellent photo.

Jason Lilly on December 21, 2008

Yeah, weather changes are normal in D.C during certain times of the year. You did a great job with this picture. I love the inclusion of the flag in the shot. I think that's what everyone is saying about "rich colors," meaning the contrast between the pale white of the monument and gray sky against the bright colors of the flag.



gonzo13 on January 14, 2009

Great shot of the Washington Monument! I love the angle.


barbybond on January 22, 2009

perfect! :-)

gleeds32 on February 24, 2009

Interesting composition and nice colors in the flag...I also like these photos of the Washington Monument

Cycle Girl on May 9, 2009

Fantastic compositon. Very bold statement.

Beryll on August 23, 2009

A perfect scream!!

BobGeary on October 2, 2009

Great perspective,almost looks like a skyscraper!

angellesanford on February 11, 2010

Saw this for the first time just January 28th. Beautiful, and even from the top you can see the whole city which is even more awesome. :) Great colors, fantastic wave of the flag. 100% a favorite of mine!

skibum415 on September 27, 2010

Great photo. Absolutely one of my favorites. This photo is on my list to emulate when I go back to D.C.

The colors afforded by the slightly clouded day are amazing. GREAT PIC now marked as a favorite.

Carlo Caserta on January 20, 2011

beautiful colors in the gray world.. nice picture..

Pavel Culek on February 16, 2011

one word - perfect :-) , L3+YS, best wishes from Prague, Pavel

ryandenver on April 24, 2011

Bravo!!!!!!!! Ryandenver

k. -pictures on April 5, 2012

Schönes Foto!!! | Great shot!!!

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GasGasL€X on May 15, 2012

Love that red white & blue in front of the monument.. superb image.!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 5, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Daniel Mitin
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
    • Taken on 2007/04/02 12:41:27
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 8.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.67 EV
    • No flash