The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite, and sandstone, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 5⅛ inches (169.294 m).[n 1] There are taller monumental columns, but they are neither all stone nor true obelisks.[n 2] It is also the tallest structure in Washington D.C.. It was designed by Robert Mills, an architect of the 1840s. The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 but was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the architect's death. This hiatus in construction happened because of co-option by the Know Nothing party, a lack of funds, and the intervention of the American Civil War. A difference in shading of the marble, visible approximately 150 feet(46 m or 27%) up, shows where construction was halted for a number of years.
CAN YOU SPOT THE FIVE SIGNIFICANT "PLACES" IN THIS PHOTO?
Currently, the Ariel Rios Building is badly in need of renovations. Many of the windows are original single paned with hollow frames, allowing air and heat to bleed out. Similarly, the original plumbing from the 1930s contains lead and signs in the bathrooms of EPA Headquarters warn that the water is for external use only.
I shot this from a 19 floor building roof onto a 3 story parking platform. I suppose that is roughly 160 feet. It's a bird's eye view that offered a different perspective to an everyday site. Create your composition. Write your draft. Stroke your canvas. Define your own art.
125mm f8.0 1125s ISO100
Oxidized and pocked with 50+ years of exposure and environmental beat down. Weathered and worn translated to well experienced. Been there done that. This relic Ford emblem has been through decades of life. Now sent to retirement in pasture... it watches on.
This is my near daily photography web log. I got interested in photography in high school and have been taking shots ever since. I am still developing techniques and honing my eye. I tend to gravitate toward macro shots, small subjects and low perspective. Have fun digging through the blog and looking at old posts. You will see that I have worked through different processing, framing and display techniques along the way. It's all in an effort to learn something new. All of these photos were taken with minimal equipment and consumer level cameras. You can do any of this with your camera too. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment or ask a question. Let's learn this stuff together.
50mm f1.8 ***
28-135mm f3.5 IS USM
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