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Lincoln Memorial - East Elevation

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 July 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Shutter speed was decreased so that Abe wasn't "whited out" by the lighting. Regretted that I didn't go B & W with this post, but I still liked the difference in lighting color between the exterior and what was shining on Abe.

One thing that I noticed early on with a monument so brightly-lit without its surrounding landscape is the feeling that the monument is floating.

Photo captured May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/8 second F/5.6 ISO 400 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good exsposure, nice one

2 Jul 2010 5:19am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful framing..

2 Jul 2010 7:47am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Hello ,
a very beautiful realization, spends a beautiful day, well with you.Steven

2 Jul 2010 9:41am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

great and beautiful work :)

the light is awesome !

The beauty of your image and the pillars remind me of the fabulous ancient remains of my own country Persepolis.


2 Jul 2010 9:46am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Brilliant capture ! I love the golden light. Have a nice day Steven :)

2 Jul 2010 9:50am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

hey..so inetrstin and very well catch

2 Jul 2010 10:09am

Denise from Pennsylvania, United States

Does look like it is floating, great capture.

2 Jul 2010 10:23am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great compo and light !

2 Jul 2010 12:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice.

2 Jul 2010 3:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Steven these just keep getting better and better -thi one is awesome. Personally, I am glad you stayed with color - the bronze-ish or golden hue really adds I think. This is so very nice, Steven.

2 Jul 2010 3:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm not sure, I think black and white might have offered it's own unique perspective and qualities which you don't necessarily get with colour.
The other problem, of course, is colour temperature, I've never been to the US or Washington so I cannot judge how authentic these night colours are, only you and the locals have a good idea of how successful this shot is. Your previous night colours have looked good to me though.

2 Jul 2010 4:19pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful light ,nice shot :)

2 Jul 2010 5:24pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I noticed this 'floating' appearance with other monuments as well. The darkness makes it difficult to guess the scale, which results in a timeless, almost surreal mood. ISO 400... that must be a very bright site in the night hours!

2 Jul 2010 11:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is really beautiful. I'm glad you did it in color; they are gorgeous. Nice work!

3 Jul 2010 12:06am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Steven! This is stunning! Perfect light, color, detail and focus, POV! Everything is perfect about this shot! This should be in a magazine! I know I have good judgement, I have been told by many people! This is a 10***********! Chamber of Commerce could use this for their magazine!

3 Jul 2010 4:11am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I think color was the way given that distinction between the light on Abe and then the orange glow on the columns. Your black and whites are stellar but sometimes color is a home run.

5 Jul 2010 9:48pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Great picture, Steven, a fitting memorial and brings some emotion too!

17 Jul 2010 12:43pm