single frame: Ulysses S. Grant is off center

At the Capitol

Ulysses S. Grant is off center
Canon PowerShot S95

When you shoot the US Capitol straight on, you discover that the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial isn’t centered before the dome.

My OCD is most displeased.


18 responses to “single frame: Ulysses S. Grant is off center”

  1. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

    I have to ask – is he offset to the north?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      To the south! It’s so wrong.

      1. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

        Well, he did have some success in that direction. :)

  2. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    South actually. Perhaps its because he fought on the right side? :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Dan! I didn’t know you had these sympathies!

  3. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    Playing around with Google Earth, I think that the Capitol is not quite square with the Mall. Grant, the Washington monument, and the Lincoln Memorial all seem to line up nicely, but the Capitol is offset to the north a tiny bit and possibly turned a bit as well.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Well then! I’m blaming the wrong monument.

  4. Dan James Avatar

    I think my OCD would be upset too Jim… I wonder if you do shoot it so it does line up, what the resultant image would look like, and if there’s some significance to that particular perspective?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I lined up that perspective but didn’t press the shutter button. I just didn’t like how it looked.

  5. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    You seem not to be in line with Grant. I guess 10m to the right should fix it ;)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      And throw off the Capitol? No thanks! ;-)

      1. Reinhold Graf Avatar

        Well, that’s the price for shifting to the right ;)

  6. DougD Avatar

    Wow, that drives me nuts too. The horse shuffled over a bit..

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Affixed in place permanently. What were they thinking?

  7. davidvanilla Avatar

    Would a few paces to your right resolve your OCD issues?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I tried that, and then the Capitol was off center!

  8. M.B. Henry Avatar

    At least he was centered when it counted! Great shot.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Lol right! Thanks!

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