About a year ago, I spent four days outside the Washington DC area for work. On two of those evenings, I drove into the city to photograph the monuments and government buildings. On the second night, I had Kuruvilla Markose with me, who was visiting from India for the same work event. We had a great time walking around the monuments taking photographs and talking about our countries and cultures.
We planned to be at the Lincoln Memorial around sunset. I have taken photos of it in the past, but not at sunset and I thought it might be cool. What I wasn’t planning on was the massive amount of people there at that time of day. It was covered with so many people, it reminded me of an angry anthill. Regardless, I got some great photos that night and wanted to share one with you.
Interesting items about the Lincoln Memorial:
* Abraham Lincoln was our 16th President
* Architect was Henry Bacon
* Dedicated in 1922
* Built in the form of a Greek Doric temple
* Includes inscriptions of The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address
* The spot where Martin Luther King delivered the “I Have A Dream” speech is marked and dated.
* It is open 24/7 to the public
I took this picture before I had my Nikon D800. So I took this with my Nikon D90 and my 14-24mm lens. This is a 3-exposure bracket set (+2, 0, -2). I merged the images using Photomatix Pro and edited it in Photoshop CS6. I took this with the tripod and I balancing on top of a four-foot tall pillar (security barrier). I stood on the pillar to get my camera above the heads of all the people. I wasn’t at risk of falling or anything, but I thought the security guards for the National Park Service might force me to get down. In the end, they never said a word to me.