Sunday, June 8, 2014

Marquis de Lafayette


So, I went downtown trying to take some night photos on an evening when 
nothing much was happening.

This is a statue of Lafayette, in a traffic island on Washington Street.
Bushnell Hall is behind on the left and a State of Connecticut office building is on the right. 

20 comments:

Lowell said...

This scene reminds me, for some reason, of Rome.

cieldequimper said...

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette.

So why do Americans spell it Lafayette like the department store in Paris?

Everyone would laugh if we thought than one o would be enough in Roosevelt.

Sorry. I'm not in a bad mood, honest. And I really like this night shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

M La Fayette has rather a grand backdrop Jack, nice and clear without people messing up your shot :)

Mersad said...

Really great time of the day to shoot this one in. Love the dark blues skies.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

VP said...

Great light, impressive monument!

Sylvia K said...

Love the skies, impressive monument indeed and great composition!! As usual, you've captured it all beautifully!! Enjoy the moment, always!!

Sharon Anck said...

Lafayette has a wonderful commanding view from is plinth on that island.

Halcyon said...

I love your night shots. :)

RedPat said...

Such a lovely time of day that was, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Great atmosphere in this shot, and an outstanding figure of history, too.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine night photo. You have control of the light, a difficult thing to do.

Bob Crowe said...

Was the saying "Lafayette, we are here," associated with World War I or II? I can't remember that, among other things.

Luis Gomez said...

I love shooting at night!

Michelle said...

Nice work with this photo. Shooting at night is something I need some practice with, but it looks like you have it down!

Kate said...

Trying to find a place devoid of people is sometimes hard to do but this scene is delightful. The lights look like they are "haloed."

Randy said...

Love the color of the sky.

Kay said...

Nice golden tones in this shot. And something in the contrasting light makes the Lafayette (La Fayette)statue seem as if it has a sense of movement.

Andy said...

I like the lighting.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely light. I like the golden tones with the blue in the background.

Linda said...

I like it. I would have had to declare, "Lafayette, we are here!"