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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial. (Ilford Pan F Plus. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Lincoln Memorial. (Ilford Pan F Plus. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

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22 responses

  1. did you go there recently?

    April 23, 2009 at 5:35 PM

  2. Ah…my man. Seriously good looking photo of this monument. Once, while visiting Ford’s Theatre museum, I walked over to a life size photograph of Lincoln and realized that if he had ever asked me to dance, I would have staring at his breast pocket on his suit! Yeah, I thought you should know!

    April 23, 2009 at 6:25 PM

  3. milewidenursery

    Wow. I like the way the light is shining on his face. Good choice on the time of day.

    …w1kkp, I had no idea Lincoln was THAT tall, cool piece of “useless info”

    ~Stephanie

    April 23, 2009 at 7:52 PM

  4. this has to be one of the most beautiful photos i’ve ever seen of one of my favorite places in the US!! would love to hear more about time of day and the story of the photograph! fantastic work!!

    April 24, 2009 at 1:16 AM

  5. dragonmage06

    Very nice! I love the angle and the lighting. This monument is so impressive in person and I think you captured that very well in this picture.

    April 24, 2009 at 4:08 AM

  6. Chaucee – I was there in late December, actually. I took this photo the day after Christmas.

    Pat – He was a tall sucker. Although I’m guessing you’re not? 🙂

    Stephanie – Thank you. 🙂

    Jewel – Not much of a story. I took it at night on the day after Christmas. It was SUPER crowded there. Because the light in there was so soft, I didn’t have a tripod, and I didn’t have any high-speed film with me (this was shot on 50 ASA film), I had to shoot this handheld at a really slow shutter speed – 1/15 sec. I really didn’t expect this to turn out. Glad you like it so much. 🙂

    Dragon – It’s definitely impressive – especially when no one’s around. When I took this, there were a TON of people in there.

    April 24, 2009 at 6:37 PM

  7. Awesome light. It really makes the image special.

    April 25, 2009 at 9:07 AM

  8. I think so, too. Thank you.

    April 25, 2009 at 6:30 PM

  9. G

    wow, handheld, no light — this picture is amazing. especially considering it’s film and not digital. i’ve only recently began taking pictures, and only in digital. can’t imagine how difficult doing this would be if it were film. kudos!

    April 27, 2009 at 5:32 AM

  10. Film can be a pain – but it hurts so good. lol. I haven’t shot much digital (I borrowed a friend’s DSLR for a short time), but I felt like I couldn’t be nearly as creative as with film. With film, I have to plan more and make things count.

    April 27, 2009 at 5:54 AM

  11. Beautiful tones in this one, from white to black and everything in between.

    April 28, 2009 at 12:37 AM

  12. Glad you like it, Craig. Thanks for stopping by.

    April 28, 2009 at 12:47 AM

  13. Great capture; awesome exposure.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:08 AM

  14. Thanks, Frank. 🙂

    April 29, 2009 at 4:11 AM

  15. sej0

    I really like this photo! When I saw this in D.C. I was amazed and I like the way this picture in black and white adds something new.

    May 1, 2009 at 3:02 AM

    • Thanks. It’s such a neat memorial.

      May 1, 2009 at 3:08 AM

  16. weinberg

    It looks like he’s about to get out of the chair.

    May 1, 2009 at 11:04 PM

    • lol. Yeah, like in the first “Night at the Museum” movie. 🙂

      May 2, 2009 at 4:10 AM

  17. gkamerer

    This is a stunning photograph of the Lincoln Memorial from an angle one doesn’t always see, hence your view of it. Nicely done.

    May 2, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    • Yeah, most people go for front shots from further back. I wanted something more personal, I guess.

      May 2, 2009 at 8:04 PM

  18. Love the POV!
    Excellent!

    May 12, 2009 at 6:59 AM

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