Parthenon - Daytime View
Taken late morning using self-timer and a tripod so I could get into the frame.

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Thu Aug 30, '12 07:29AM
Uploaded By: Walter Rowe  

 

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Media ID 20120903153059248  
Date Thu Aug 30, '12 07:29AM
Comments 3
Views 1258
Uploaded By Walter Rowe
Aperture Value f//11
Artist Walter Rowe
Copyright Copyright 2012 Walter Rowe
Date/Time Thu Aug 30, '12 07:29AM
EXIF Image Height 800 pixels
EXIF Image Width 1200 pixels
Exposure Bias 0.33 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 28 mm
Image Description The Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville, TN
ISO 100
Make Nikon Corporation
Metering Mode Pattern
Model NIKON D800
Sensing Method One Chip Color Area Sensor
Shutter Speed Value 1/60 sec
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Excellent idea Walter to also show this as an example of the power of the magic hour and dusk photography.   There is to me no comparison as your night version displays so much more life, power, drama and impact than this one.   Many people always wonder why I go out at dusk to shot as it does not make sense to them, but these two photos really show why.   Thanks!

Thanks Richard. The night time version really does provide a more impressive presentation. The artificial lighting, the rich blue dusk sky, and the lack of visible surroundings all combine to give a most impressive view of this beautiful building.

Based on the two samples posted, how could I disagree with the above observations? But I bet that at the right (late or early) time of day, with a full low lying sun, this edifice is bathed in an irresistible golden glow which breathes a life and story into this image that artificial light never could.

Just speculating! And I do like the exposition of these two images, thanks for posting them.