The pillars of the Jefferson Memorial at the National Mall, Washington, DC, USA. There are 26 outer columns on the Jefferson Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and former President.


  • 3/31/11 ~ Wide Angle Photography

Photo taken 3/28/11
Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20 Wide Angle Lens
HDR/tonemapping in Photomatix Pro
3 exposures: -2, 0, +2
Post processing in Adobe Photoshop – added layers of sky and rays of light


jefferson memorial pillars, columns, architecture, washington dc, national mall, lori deiter, hdr photomatix pro, layers, thomas jefferson


  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    MORE awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!! I told Richard about your DC pics and he went online today … he fell in love with “Eternal Life” too … I can’t wait for him to see THIS beauty!!!!!!!!! Magnificent!!!!!!!

  • You’re making me blush!!! A big hug and thank you Lois!!!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • ck00
    ck00over 3 years ago

    Wow – awesome image!!!! Fabulous processing!!!!

  • Thank you so much!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffover 3 years ago

    I see rays of light beaming through those pillars…awesome work Lori!!!

  • Thanks Shelley…. I was hoping to capture rays of light…. and they appeared!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Calin Jugarean
    Calin Jugareanover 3 years ago

    WOW. Stunning shot and processing.

  • john forrant
    john forrantover 3 years ago

    Perfect in everyway. Jefferson would be proud! LOLO

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, love the light streaming through.

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago


  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Wow . . . this is really incredible!!!!!

  • Jeanie
    Jeanieover 3 years ago

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

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