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Old Nov 25, 2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I had a fun day visiting the San Jacinto Monument outside of Houston, TX. Us Texans are quite proud of it. Her are three shots. The second one sets up the third one. In this first shot I was standing near the base. 28mm 16:9 is nice for this.



In the one below in the observation room almost 500ft up overlooking the surrounding marsh land:



On the way back out of the marsh area, I noticed the below refleciton. There is a large reflection pool on the other side of the monument but I can't see the monument]s reflecitn in that. :shock: Too choppy.



For more info, check out the monument's web stie:
http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/

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Old Nov 26, 2006, 1:37 PM   #2
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Nice, I like the perspective in the first shot. I hope you had an elevator to get to the top.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 1:37 PM   #3
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Double post.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 5:50 PM   #4
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Hi Steve

Thats a pretty impressive view from the top and some nice shots too.

Cheers

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Old Nov 26, 2006, 8:50 PM   #5
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Quite a few years ago, when I was in the Merchant Marines, I got my first glimpse of this momument while on board ship, coming into Houston harbor. Even as a young man, I found the Houston Harbor area a very tough locale. That was in early 60's.

Anyway, I was very impressed with, and since have learned why it is there and the importance of such an impressive part of our history. Your photos are very nice and well done. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Old Nov 26, 2006, 10:01 PM   #6
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Very nice shots, Gospel. Donna
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 10:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments. It was a fun morning. I realize that monuments are not the most fun subject for photography. But, perspective, lighting and added scenery can help. Yes, there was an elevator and a fast one at that. Jerry, glad it brought back memories. Hopefully good ones.

I got other shots that day that are not monument related. There sure were some very interesting bird poop splatter patterns on the boardwalk though the marsh. :lol:

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Nice photos I especially like #1.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
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Nice pictures of it Steven. I like the last one best..........................Don
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 1:46 PM   #10
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well done, you've captured various attributes of the
fine monument.
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