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    U.S. Capitol Sunrise Reflection

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    The U.S. Capitol building is a pretty popular subject for photographers. A quick search on Google Images revealed 39.5 Million results! What do you do when you want a photo of something that’s been done to death? In my case, it depends upon my mood. Sometimes I really want that traditional shot that everyone gets. That can be a good starting place while I let my mind start to unwind and consider alternatives.

    You can really admire someone else’s photograph of a subject and start to create the same composition, but then something happens. You start to see elements that you don’t like in the composition. Maybe you don’t have the right lens. The weather or some circumstances may be different. You may see some element that wasn’t in the frame of the photo you liked, and decide to use it.

    It doesn’t hurt to have a bag of tricks to use, either. There are some elements that typically work well for photographs. Sunrises or sunsets. Warm & cool colors. Reflections. Instead of thinking about how I can make a subject interesting, I look for opportunities to find an interesting environment around a subject. There’s always something different.

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    Martina Soriani, J's | Photography, and 63 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. PauloCorrêa 37 months ago | reply

      Outstanding. Gerar HDR.

    2. NathW1 37 months ago | reply

      Great explanation, fantastic execution!

    3. -Veyron- 37 months ago | reply

      Great job! Love the clarity and the colors

    4. webeagle12 37 months ago | reply

      gorgeous shot

    5. Hasyimi Valid 37 months ago | reply

      The sky and the reflection are....GREAT!!

    6. blauepics 37 months ago | reply

      Excellent work!

    7. digicolleen 37 months ago | reply

      Wow. Utterly amazing.

    8. The LoKW 37 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture and very much appreciate your approach/detail.

    9. Time to try 37 months ago | reply

      Quite exceptional, many congratulations - great shot of their iconic building

    10. farbspiel 37 months ago | reply

      Very nice reflections, William! I really like the colors on that building!

    11. rmrayner 37 months ago | reply

      Nice work... well spotted

      Thank you for sharing this with Kris Kros Contacts.

    12. Tuan Râu 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!!!

    13. sean42463 34 months ago | reply

      How can I purchase this photo for use in a commercial website?

    14. wbeem 31 months ago | reply

      Hmm, I guess I should have paid more attention to Flickr if someone wanted to buy this photo.

    15. Ian Aberle 30 months ago | reply

      Great callout on G+ about Mashable's terrible attribution practices.
      ~Seen on mashable.com (?)

    16. wbeem 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Ian. Fortunately, Mashable came through and corrected the issue. I think that's due to all the good folks on Google+ who added their voice to the thread and shared it with their own followers.

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