DC Lincoln Memorial

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Sometimes finding a new point of view can be difficult. Especially if you’ve visited the same location multiple times. That’s always the problem that I have visiting the memorials. How can I make it look different from all the other times I’ve shot it. Sometimes I try to go at different times of day, other times I’ll make sure the sky is really unique or different. I’ll shoot high or I’ll shoot low. But I always try to make the memorials that I love so much different in each of my posts. So when I saw this puddle I was super excited. It was just this gigantic puddle in the middle of the grass/dirt. I got some crazy looks from people when I kneeled down to get closer to it, but I think it was all worth it in the end. There were people who even stopped next to me just to get down low to see what I was looking at. LOL. Some people may not get it but these puddle shots are quickly becoming some of my favorite to shoot.

The camera settings for this was F7.1 at 1/100th of a second at ISO 160. It was a pretty cloudy day. A storm was expected to hit a few hours later (and you know how I can’t resist shooting in storms). My main focus was to get everything even and symmetrical. I think my favorite part about this image is the tree leaning over. When you’re standing up you barely notice it, but I think with the reflection in the puddle the curvature is a little more exaggerated. It really acts as a leading line to bring you through the whole image.

Anyways, hope you all have a great weekend filled with fun, amazing light and beautiful views. We’re celebrating my brother and my grandma’s birthdays tonight with some Turkish food!

  • William R Homberg

    Okay, honestly I’ll just have to critique this photo. Something just is telling me that I have to be brutally honest about this photo. Okay so here it is my critique warts and all. WOW!! 🙂 Hope that wasn’t too painful.

  • Oh man, I got nervous for a second. HAHA Thanks so much 🙂

  • Charles E Ferreira

    Great creativity and imagination with this new perspective of one of my favorite memorials.

  • Charles E Ferreira

    You are teasing my taste bud with the
    Turkish Food comment.

  • Thank you so much, Charles! I appreciate it.

  • LOL! I was scared for a second. I’m so glad you like it, William 🙂

  • It was delicious! I wish we had leftovers but it was just too good.