Saturday, June 25, 2005

Classical Columns

I was at the National Gallery in Washington, DC today.

There's always a lot to see. The Gilbert Stuart exhibit and the Irving Penn exhibit were great.

6 comments:

Roman Stauffer said...

Rick, I am a West Virginian who lives and works in Washington, DC. I am glad you came to town and took some photos. I hope you enjoyed your visit here. I read your blog often and enjoy the photos from around the state. Thanks!

Rick Lee said...

Hi Roman... good to hear from you again. I didn't know you were in DC now. It sure was hot down on the Mall on Saturday. Whew. Nice and cool in the National Gallery though. It was rather amazing to see all of those portraits of the found fathers painted by Stuart. Talk about icons! If you haven't been to see... check it out.

Tom Dilatush said...

Rick, I visit your site every day; your beautiful photos never fail to put a smile on my face or to intrigue me (or both!). I'm a strictly amateur photographer, hoping to someday have a few photos of my own to match the ones you show us everyday. I just wanted you to know that you have visitors who greatly enjoy your site, even if they have nothing much to say <smile>...

kenju said...

Ditto what they said!

Ann Althouse said...

Rick, the light effects are totally Edward Hopper.

Rick Lee said...

Thanks Tom and everybody. I have photographed these columns in front of the National Gallery before. The purity of form and light always makes me stop after climbing those stairs. I had shot several compositions already and I kept having to wait for groups of tourists to move through the frame when all of a sudden this beautiful asian lady with the parasol (no less) walks through my shot. I almost peed my pants. I got one shot before she was gone. I love those moments.