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Pioneer On Top Of Oregon State Capitol

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Comments (10)

ingawh on November 18, 2007

Smashing photo! Very beautiful.

Inga on December 29, 2007


@ldo on January 11, 2008

Il mio commento? Semplicemente favoloso monumento. @ldo

Dawn M. on May 19, 2008

This photo is so...majestic. It instills a feeling of patriotism and pride. Very nice!

Did you superimpose the moon in this shot or was it actually there against that beautiful blue sky? Did you take this picture from an office window of the capitol? From a rooftop across the street with an amazing zoom? Did you climb one of the flagpoles? How did you manage this angle?

Ron Cooper on May 20, 2008

Dawn, The photo was done all in one shot with a telephoto lens. There is a time of year when the moon rises almost behind the pioneer and I stood across Court Street a bit west of the capitol and made the exposure. The use of a telephoto lens allowed me to fill the frame with the gold pioneer and made the moon seem much closer. I edited the photo digitally but did not materially alter the scene from the way it was originally shot.

hide007 on May 31, 2008

great man

Ilona LaRue on August 16, 2008

The shot is beautiful, the statue's face looks a bit scary to me...

moonwalker5058 on February 5, 2011

Very nice!

文铁樵 on October 22, 2012

Wonderful , great shot!

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  • Uploaded on February 3, 2007
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    by Ron Cooper