Statue of Pres. Abraham Lincoln Through the Columns
July 20, 2010
Located in the central hall of the Lincoln Memorial is the figure of Abraham Lincoln sitting in contemplation. The statue was created by leading sculptor Daniel Chester French and curved by the Piccirilli Brothers. The statue rest on top a pedestal Tennessee marble and it is bordered by two pilasters, on both sides.
The photo in the right : Satue of President Abraham Lincoln seen through the columns inside the Memorial. Taken from the south side.
I was lucky there weren’t much people standing in this side, I really wanted to make an isolated shot and avoid including the crowd as much as possible to get a clean shot. I waited a good 20mins or so relaxing beneath one of the columns.
Taken with a Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 VC at 17mm, ISO 100, 1/30sec at f/2.8
The photo below in the left was taken using a the same lens at 44mm, I needed to get a little close in this shot to get a clean photograph and to avoid distractions from the crowd. The inside of the memorial can get really crowded most especially in summer season.
Taken at 44mm, ISO 100, 1/100sec at F/2.8.
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