Lincolm Memorial

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

Photo Technique:

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.

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