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103 Comments | Report
chipbhi
 
chipbhi August 05, 2012
Beautiful! My favorite memorial, and President. You honor both with this fabulous picture!
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 August 06, 2012
Nice shot!
otheses
 
otheses August 12, 2012
GREAT CAPTURE
GBloniarz
 
GBloniarz August 14, 2012
Nice recording of the Lincoln Memorial!
EJMPics
 
EJMPics August 19, 2012
Great use of light and black and white on this image
kfaulk
 
kfaulk September 07, 2012
Haha yeees. Classic! love it
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 21, 2012
Congratulations on your excellent featured photograph, I have never seen this memorial physically but this photograph speaks to me of the imposing nature of it. Well exposed and presented.
jej621
 
jej621 September 21, 2012
Very nice, Congrats!
EyesofDavid
 
EyesofDavid September 21, 2012
Congrats on the Feature!!! Well deserved :)
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions September 21, 2012
congrats
DearTam
 
DearTam September 21, 2012
Yay, Carol !!!!! Congratulations on winning the Feature! I am so thrilled for you and this is an exceptional photograph! Peer Award given!
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma September 21, 2012
Congrats on this outstanding image being featured CC!
matej007
 
matej007 September 21, 2012
Congratulations, wery nice shot
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi September 21, 2012
great shot...
Jonocon
 
Jonocon September 21, 2012
Nice! Great in B & W. Congrats!
rturnbow Ultimate
 
rturnbow September 21, 2012
Fantastic classic capture!
Coomanator
 
Coomanator September 21, 2012
Beautiful capture of a wonderful memorial. Love the lighting... Congratulations on the feature.
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 21, 2012
Very nice capture.Congrats!
wildmanaz PRO
 
wildmanaz September 21, 2012
Congrats on your FEATURE!
nitti
 
nitti September 21, 2012
Congrats
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography September 21, 2012
Congratulations!
mstoltz1022 PRO
 
mstoltz1022 September 21, 2012
Great job Carol! Congrats!
nora_crane_6858
 
nora_crane_6858 September 21, 2012
Great capture of honest Abe! Congratulations! :)
Debbie_Burgtorf
 
Debbie_Burgtorf September 21, 2012
Great perspective! Congrats on your feature.
VB
 
VB September 21, 2012
Congratulations !
veronicakeddy
 
veronicakeddy September 21, 2012
Great lighting!
BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL September 21, 2012
Congradulations On Your Well Deserved Feature! My Favorite President! Outstanding Lighting And Contrast! BRAVO!
catini
 
catini September 21, 2012
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
Marian
 
Marian September 21, 2012
Incredible use of light! Congrats! Awesome capture!
tonyb1969
 
tonyb1969 September 22, 2012
Nice
*voted*
ArtQ
 
ArtQ September 23, 2012
great shot, voted!
andrewliss
 
andrewliss September 25, 2012
AWESOME!
armandor
 
armandor September 28, 2012
Love the photo..... El president stands out in black and white.....great work ..... will be there soon...
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography October 01, 2012
Very nice, voted!
chipbhi
 
chipbhi October 03, 2012
Voted for this one!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr October 03, 2012
I"M adding to my favorites, Love the B&W ..:~)>OTED!
imaqt
 
imaqt October 04, 2012
I love it congrats!!
crawfras Platinum
 
crawfras October 06, 2012
Great shot - voted!
ADesign
 
ADesign October 07, 2012
Very original. VOTED
Augle2112
 
Augle2112 October 12, 2012
VOTED/FAVED/AWARD, Great mood and fell Wonderful Work, PLZ Stop by and Vote If You Like My Work I Will Be Back Soon!
greatshots Platinum
 
greatshots October 20, 2012
Nice!!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan October 22, 2012
Great legend, great capture in B&W and great subject choice......well done.
eskimotwila
 
eskimotwila October 22, 2012
Superb details, light and shadows....well done! Voted
Eli2abeth
 
Eli2abeth October 23, 2012
Wow. This this great.
canon7d
 
canon7d October 28, 2012
Very smart work !!!
nigel3333 PRO
 
nigel3333 November 04, 2012
Wow love this... great capture.. lighting is wonderful
Ata
 
Ata November 12, 2012
Good lightening.Voted.
playingwiththecamera
 
playingwiththecamera November 12, 2012
Great low key shot
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 November 13, 2012
very cool.
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY November 18, 2012
Super capture! Congrats!
Coshooter
 
Coshooter November 19, 2012
Great shot! been there!
tisherself
 
tisherself November 20, 2012
Great lighting & detail. voted/fave
Cataruge
 
Cataruge November 21, 2012
Beautiful! was just there a couple of weeks ago and you captured it in an amazing way!!
jenbmama
 
jenbmama November 22, 2012
great entry to light and shadow contest!
orangedude
 
orangedude January 15, 2013
nice!
jaywoolwine
 
jaywoolwine January 27, 2013
Awesome!
daydreamsbymary0710 Platinum
 
daydreamsbymary0710 February 12, 2013
Great shot! Congrats on your feature! :)Mary
Page1122
 
Page1122 February 22, 2013
Beautiful!
hsinyuchang
 
hsinyuchang February 23, 2013
Very nice!
jaymekay
 
jaymekay February 23, 2013
Congrats on winning! This picture is stunning!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 27, 2013
Previous comment voted in light and shadow competition.
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 March 27, 2013
Such a great shot!
EyesofDavid
 
EyesofDavid March 27, 2013
Great lighting. Voted. Good luck
mstoltz1022 PRO
 
mstoltz1022 March 27, 2013
Back at ya! Voted
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 27, 2013
The famous one ,great shot , vote !
sherrikilgoreduncan
 
sherrikilgoreduncan March 27, 2013
Great photo and one of my favorite places! I love the light and shadows!
crawfras Platinum
 
crawfras March 28, 2013
Great B&W - voted!
CG
 
CG March 29, 2013
Striking Image.Voted
srimanta
 
srimanta March 30, 2013
this is the fantastic one in B&W....superb,,,,,
sheacam
 
sheacam April 04, 2013
Excellent. Nicely lit.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr April 04, 2013
Still My Favorite..As always Happy to Vote!..:~)
derekheslop
 
derekheslop April 28, 2013
Wonderful image.
JacquelineMGrange
 
JacquelineMGrange May 06, 2013
Great shot! Good job.
pinaki
 
pinaki May 08, 2013
Very good capture.If you have time,take a look at my gallery.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 25, 2013
Absolutely Fantastic, I haven't been here in about 15 yrs... I miss Dc.
Mar
 
Mar May 31, 2013
Great shot! Lighting is perfect!! Mar
jrsosky
 
jrsosky June 16, 2013
Awesome!
Timbo
 
Timbo June 27, 2013
Carol, you've done it again and again.... Wow, just fantastic.....voted...
srimanta
 
srimanta July 01, 2013
excellent B&W composition....love the light.... superb.... :)Sri
charlena Platinum
 
charlena July 17, 2013
Absolutely stunning!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 20, 2013
Great photo ! Voted
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel July 23, 2013
Voted. You better put this one in the Freedom contest. Memorials like this one make me want to visit DC again.
srimanta
 
srimanta July 26, 2013
this one is one of my favorite Carol.... Best Of Luck for the contest.... Regards... :)Sri
ellenstrz
 
ellenstrz July 30, 2013
Stunning!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena August 07, 2013
Congrats on your Feature!! This is an Awesome capture! (FYI, we BOTH entered a photo of Lincoln into the Statues contest, LOL)
cmuller
 
cmuller August 12, 2013
Wow, amazing! Congratulations.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 27, 2014
impressive....congrats!
Flosno
 
Flosno July 30, 2014
Good entry....voted
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal October 02, 2014
Congratulations on your Award Carol!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 02, 2014
Congratulations on your FINALIST success in Landmarks ... Well deserved
srimanta
 
srimanta October 03, 2014
Congrats Carol..... This shot deserve it....Happy to see that You are a finalist.... regards... :) Sri
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 03, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS !!! Carol, being one of the finalist, well deserved !!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle October 03, 2014
Nicely done! A grand image, congratulations on being a finalist.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 05, 2014
Amazing capture! Congrats.
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 October 07, 2014
Congratulations on being a finalist!!
Flosno
 
Flosno October 16, 2014
Hey Carol....congrats on this award.....didn't hurt being away on holidays after all!!!!
Bordaine PRO+
 
Bordaine October 22, 2014
My grandfather was a charcoal artist, and Lincoln was his favorite subject. This photo is an amazing capture of his memorial. Thanks. :)
kjodway
 
kjodway October 30, 2014
Amazing feeling I get looking at this, voted, good luck
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel November 12, 2014
Outstanding. This bring back fond memories.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 26, 2014
Voted Image of the Year , good luck Carol !
carlosramos
 
carlosramos March 02, 2015
Awesome image and entry, voted !
GayleLucci Platinum
 
GayleLucci March 18, 2019
One of my FAVORITES!!!! Awesome image, Carol...
mcampi Platinum
 
mcampi July 07, 2020
This was my pick to win this challenge.. I voted .... maybe next time... great shot.. Be well Mark
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Time
I took this shot at night.
Lighting
Because it was evening, the only lighting was from the Memorial.
Equipment
The camera I used for this was a Canon PowerShot S5 IS, no tripod or flash.
Inspiration
I had always wanted to see the Lincoln Memorial. When I stepped inside, it felt sacred to me. I was in awe of this magnificent work of art.
Editing
I did very little editing on this, only working with contrast and highlighting.
In my camera bag
I now have 3 camera bodies - a Canon Rebels t3i and two t5i so that I don't have to keep changing lenses. Two are attached to my Black Rapid strap which I find very useful. I have 4 lenses - 10- 18mm, 17-55mm, 70-300mm, and a macro. I have a MeFOTO tripod in my trunk. I occasionally use polarizing lenses.
Feedback
It felt to me as though Lincoln was looking directly at me and almost trying to give me a message. I wanted to capture that feeling rather than getting a different view of the statue. I was pleased with the way it looked against a black background when editing. Much of my inspiration has honestly come from other members on VB. I have asked myself what I like and what I don't like about thousands of photos here. I then try to do the same to my own photos.

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