Kieu-Hanh Vu  

American Indian Museum by Kieu-Hanh Vu

July 2021 - American Indian Museum

About the Image(s)

This image was captured last month during my visit to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. I try to tap into architectural photography, and I am very interested in the sweeping curvilinear architecture of this building.

I captured it using my Iphone camera, and I also used Snapseed to enhance its sharpness and saturation.

8 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I love the curves in the building, Kieu-Hahn, and it's made especially nice by the complementary curve of the walkway and ledge. It all comes together very nicely. The hues and saturation are very pleasing, and you've got an interesting sky also, well done.   Posted: 07/08/2021 20:37:32

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
I have not yet been to this lovely museum. The architectural design is very impressive. You captured a beautiful piece of the architecture, and the edits added nice textures and colors without overdoing it.   Posted: 07/11/2021 14:49:37

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Composition, sharpness, and saturation are excellent. I would like to visit the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.   Posted: 07/14/2021 08:47:27

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
You sure are giving us some interesting things to see in Washington, D.C. Kieu-Hanh! I like the waviness of this intriguing building, but it seems to lean a little to the left. If you have Snapseed app, try under TOOLS> Perspective> Free in order to tweak it slightly. Love the colors. Love the clouds in the sky. Love the curved sidewalk that frames the lower corner.   Posted: 07/21/2021 19:59:32

Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Lovely image. Soft curves in the building and the concentric curves in the path/wall. Great contrast in the textures: smooth water, puffy clouds, soft path and wall, and rough building walls. Nice color and leading line. Although this is a "known place," I think flipping it horizontally creates a stronger image and leading lines.   Posted: 07/21/2021 20:32:49
Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Thanks everyone for your comments.
I flipped it horizontally, as you suggested. In my personal opinion, I visited this museum several times and remember well its design. Flipping horizontally could be compositionally better but I totally lost the good feeling about it. I feel like seeing a fake version of it. I'd want to know everyone's opinion about the flip version.   Posted: 07/23/2021 22:32:31
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
My 2cents...Gene is right to suggest flipping because the eye leads left to right. I often see and photograph things right to left and have to check myself frequently. Sometimes things are fine left alone, and it's always the artist's preference due to their intention. I, personally, see more strength in the image flipped (slightly cropped for less wall and more beautiful window) but then it becomes artsy. If you prefer a record image of a place you enjoy, it's your choice and fine as presented.   Posted: 07/24/2021 09:51:26
Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Here is the flipped version.   Posted: 07/24/2021 14:03:27
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