Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thursday Arch Series

Gateway Arch 2014-03-11 3 BW

One's perception of the Arch's size and intensity works like light. Remember what you were taught when you learned to use flash: the brightness declines with the square of the of the distance from the strobe to the object.

It's like that with the Arch. If you can see it from some distance away it looks like a little ornament on the horizon. If you see it from a plane landing at STL it seems to be a tiny toy. But when you get right under it the monument surpasses human scale. It's awesome, in the old-fashioned sense of the word.                                                   

9 comments:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Absolutely stunning.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is amazing how a design so simple can be so timeless and enchanting from so many different angles.

cieldequimper said...

Somewhere, over the arch... like a rainbow.

s.c said...

Very good observation. It now have also something from the monolith of the movie 2001 a space Odyssey. Perfect but to much to grip. Great one again.

Luis Gomez said...

Really nice.

William Kendall said...

From here, it looks amazingly dramatic.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Almost surreal Bob, that sky looks threatening..

José Mendonça said...

I couldn't agree more with Dave. Gorgeous shot, Bob!

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive photo.