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Together in Freedom - Washington State Capital

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 August 2018 in Architecture.

First, please allow me to apologize for posting this image in the middle of the day in the American Pacific Time Zone...it was not supposed to be posted until 24 August!! - It's a VERY long story!

You may have seen my remarks in the previous post that the day was very bright and full of sun glare! I really had to do some serious processing of the images....I apologize for that, but I think that they are a bit better and more "viewable" after some processing ;-).....

At any rate, this was another favorite view of mine as we explored the grounds of the Washington State Capital in Olympia, Washington, USA..
The Winged Victory Monument was so amazing to see in this perspective.
I really loved it.

I will have more images showing interior and exterior portions of the Capital building...and other things to see, as well.
...I hope you come along ;-)

NIKON D800 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 100 56 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

I agree that this perspective is superb, especially with the big dome looking in the distance. No need to apologise for processing your photos, that is what post processing is there for - to enhance our vision and to produce the best photo we possibly can.

24 Aug 2018 2:16am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you Maciek! I completely agree regarding Post Processing....However I really had to work to get that terrible mid-day glare out of it...The sky was bright and covered with fog/smoke ...it was so bright! Cheers ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

You did a very good job of cleaning it up to :-)

24 Aug 2018 5:09am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank You Very Much, Sir!! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That smoke has been awful and still is down this way.

24 Aug 2018 10:20pm

@Steve Rice: Certainly has.....seems to be improving just a bit finally this evening (Friday)....Hope all is well with you folks. Thanks Steve..

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting shot. I'll all for processing to enhance a shot.

25 Aug 2018 4:54pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Another excellently composed image.

28 Aug 2018 11:05am

NIKON D800
1/100 second
F/5.0
ISO 100
56 mm (35mm equiv.)

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