Blue Arch

I came across this nifty blue arch on my walk today and felt compelled to shoot off a few frames from different angles. This is the one I like the best.

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View all photos taken: Thursday, 21st June 2007, This photo: 2:26pm

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  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Nice David, blue is my favourite colour too! Nice angle, reminds me of a miniature version of the St Louis Arch! Here's something blue to go with it lol :-)

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  • David de Groot said:
    That was quick Tracey! I'm really quite happy with this one, especially since I used the kit lens to get it.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Very nice David..... impressed I am!

  • Beppie K said:
    Well spotted-- great composition.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad for the cruddy kit lens and a polarizer eh ? Barely touched this in Lightroom either, just a slight +0.33 EV adjustment.

    Thanks Beppie :) I got to the end of the path, turned around as I wasn't sure where I was going to go today and saw this.
  • leadegroot said:
    This is possibly my favourite of all your photos (its the first one I've faved!), but then, I'm an old Maxfield Parrish fan :)
  • Giorgos~ said:
    I thought only Seattle had something like this :-D
  • Ernie E said:
    Hey, this is pretty cool! Really nice composition. May I suggest you geotag this for others to check this place out.
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  • Ron J. AƱejo said:
    Wow the composition, the colors (blue, white, cream) and it's so clean!! Feels like a modernist's ideal. And the way you captured the arch is just great! Makes me feel hopeful.
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  • fotofantasea said:
    Wonderful clarity and a great perspective David! Well spotted!

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  • David de Groot said:
    Awww :)

    Ah well this isn't anywhere near as large as the one in Seattle. A low shooting angle and wide-ish lens adds to the effect though.

    Done Sir! I intended to earlier, but hadn't got that far.

    Thanks Ron :) I must say, it was one of those moments when you take the shot and know it's going to be good before looking at the lcd review.

    Thanks :)

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    Thanks :)
  • slim_boydim said:
    Thats a beautiful shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • -nelma-f- said:
    Oh yes, this is beautiful! The white and the blue are so eye cathing, also is the composition very strong. :)

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  • David de Groot said:
    Danke :-)
  • stephenk1977 said:
    Great photo. I've walked past there many a time and never even noticed the arch!
  • David de Groot said:
    Same here... it was just a moment of indecision that had me turn around and really look.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    This captures it really well, great perspective from this point of view - good un Dave!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks again David :) I'm a big fan of low angle, wide shots (hanging out for a wider lens - hopefully next month).
  • iBebels said:
    Great colors! I love the composition. Really nice shot!

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  • Joits said:
    amazing composition and the use of the arch as a frame... this is stunning!

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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks ! :)

    I'm really happy with this one too :-)

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  • Maki_C30D said:
    wow!! great shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey thanks Maria :)
  • Mrs Magic said:
    Great perspective and composition. Lovely shot.

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    Thank you for popping by for a peek :)
  • shimmertje said:
    Great framing.