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congressional dilemma
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-30
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-02 5:38
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today is the midterm election day in the U.S. The Democratic Party control is in peril. The Republican Party is buoyantly forecasting a new era of shared governance, two years after Democrats sealed victory in the presidency, the House and the Senate and set about reshaping the agenda in a time of severe recession and war.

A dawn is approaching U.S. politics.

Taken one early morning a few days ago infront of the reflecting pool facing U.S. Capitol Building. The ground was littered with political banners and advertisement following a rally hosted by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart, an event attended by over 200K people.

I labeled this as an HPP posting. I lost my exif data following digital manipulation: an HDR image created from one file using Photomatix. Yes I see a bit of haloing. I shall be more careful next time.

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Olá Danilo,
Here you could produce a picture of great beauty and at the same time portraying the greatness of this institutional pillar of the democratic political regime.
Exceptional reflection.
Beautiful image

AWESOME shot Danilo!! Really a gorgeous sky and an amazing reflection! YES, America is speaking today! The Dems are in peril, America want it's constitution upheld and will do anything we have to do to get it done. Bye bye to those who oppose! America is strong! I love this....you said it ALL. Littered...... When the Glenn Beck rally was held in on 8/28 the grounds were left CLEAN and there were TWICE that many people there. You can see why these folks gotta go! No respect! Time for me to step off the soap box! Your photo is superb, as always!

Very well done! Great colors and sharpness. Nice PP job.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-11-02 6:47]

Hi Danilo!
Very beautiful picture with fantastic colours and very good sharpness. Suggestive atmosphere!
Light and reflections are fabulous.
Ciao! Vanda

A very dramatic image with nice subtle light. You posted this image on the perfect day. TFS

Hello Danilo

I like it. You really make the boys in Washington look good....he he he. Awesome POV and light control.


Looks like a haunted house to me! Well done, Danilo!

Wow, what an immense mood you have captured in this lovely shot, Danilo!
The colorful sky is spreading its magic whereas the building with a wonderful architecture also enhances the overall beauty of the picture. Great sharpness and perfect POV for this work, showing full mirror-reflections.
Well done!


Hi Danilo,
Amazing wide angle shot of the US political dawn though a little issue of haling which you already mentioned but the framing and your POV is very well balanced.
My Best Wishes

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-11-02 9:40]

Boa tarde Danilo
You work this architectue in a fantastic mood. I like the strong colors the very definide reflection.
It help to appreciated this " piece" of archture.It is really great to see your photos.
Um abraço

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2010-11-02 12:08]

Coucou Danilo,
Contente de te croiser, cela faisait longtemps :)
Je suis jalouse de cette réflection !
Le nuage apporte une superbe perspective sur le Capitol et la couleur que renvoit le bâtiment est assez mysterieuse...
Bonne journée


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-11-02 13:02]

Hi Danillo,
Awesome atmosphere!
It seems that drama isn't not only at the Capitol, in the sky, too!
Your POV is what gives most interest. Indeed, the reflections increase the drama. Very good HDR treatment. We'll all pay attention to the results of this vote, tonight!
Excellent work! Annie

hello danilo, a neat shot composed well and taken at a great time of day, perfect for the "dawn approaching US politics"
all the best,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-11-02 21:26]

great work...Beautiful presentation of Capitol Building.I kiked reflections and colors so much.So Fantastic.Congratulations.TFS.Necla.

HI Danilo..nice shot...beautiful colors and tones. beautiful reflections...well done.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-11-03 0:25]

Hi Danilo...
Nice night shot...
Nice reflection...

Hello, Danilo -
Wonderful image, also heavy with symbolism, as your note points out. You chose the perfect pre-dawn moment with subtle natural lighting combining with the artificial lights along the bank. The reflection on the glassy water is superb. Excellent work.

Danillo my friend once again you have delivered the goods the details here are first class that reflection is awesome as you say over the pond
tfs regards bryan

Hi, Danilo. Lovely composition and a great POV of this important building. The contrast and timing of this photo with its reflections give instant double visual pleasure. A tribute to our pillar of democracy.Cheers.

Hi Danilo. You have wonderful addition in your gallery. This is such a vibrant and yet dramatic shot. Well done and best regards - Jusni

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-11-04 0:39]

wow, what a spectacular picture !!!

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2010-11-05 8:38]

Hi Danilo,
Splendid shot. The PP work is amazing.
You have obtained a marvelous result.
The mood created by the lights and the
reflection is a joy to watch.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Danilo
Impressive job my friend
Wonderful reflections and colors
Take care

Hello Danilo,you are very fortunate in your timing in being able to capture these wonderful sunrises and sunsets.It is beautiful the way that the colours come through the silhouetted trees.
The composition is good with the Capitol Building just off centre.
The reflection is perfect.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2010-11-07 1:05]

great shot Danilo
amazing result very interesting
thanks for comment on "yellow"

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-12-16 22:14]

Hi Danilo

Superb reflections & wonderful warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!

Hi Danilo

Superb, fantastic shot of this fabulous scene
Very well exposed and composed, a full dynamic range
Love it


Great night photos.Very good colors light and reflection

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