Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

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An icon in the U.S., the Gateway Arch is an absolutely elegant structure. It is a catenary (not a parabola) that has a triangular cross-section and an all stainless-steel skin. At 630 feet, it is the highest free-standing arch in the world.

Because it is a catenary, it is really one continuous curve that offers many opportunities for unique photo designs.

This first photo is a look at the arch through some trees for perspective. The little dark rectangles on what looks like the left side are windows at the actual top center of the arch.

This is photo one of three. The following two photos are more abstract in their perspective and composition.
26/09/2016 - 04:02AggieDad
Shutter Speed1/800
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 26/09/2016 - 07:40
Nice. A catenary is structurally the most efficient way of transmitting forces; it generates naturally the other way up if you suspend a length of string for example. Makes a nice shape too.


Link Posted 26/09/2016 - 14:34
Nice capture with that cloud

Best regards
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