"We Hold These Truths..."

Discussion in 'Historical' started by Mike Mancil, May 14, 2018.

  1. Mike Mancil

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    It's always a thrill to visit with Thomas.


    Sony a6000, E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS, at f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 100, 29 mm, hand held.
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    Very nice image and tribute to Jefferson.
     
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    Thanks Ben.
     
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    Nice perspective on the memorial. Not a place I have seen first hand.
     
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    Alan:

    You owe it to yourself to take a trip to DC. My first time there was under duress, my wife wanted to take the kids while they would still be seen in public with us (early teens) and I wanted to go to the woods. Any woods, anywhere, just not to a city. I was wrong, it was humbling to visit all the historical places that I'd only read about and to see the stately monuments and buildings really put skin on history.

    I recommend some research and schedule your trip out of the most popular times. This trip was besieged with tour groups of school age kids, getting in a Spring trip before school is out. They were all very well behaved but it is nice to have more reflection time at the monuments and not feel hurried.

    Mike
     
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    I have to agree with Mike, if you have never been to DC you absolutely have to go. The history, the buildings, the museums. I have been there twice and I would love to go back again.
     
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    Very nice Mike! B&W suites this well.
     
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    Thanks Jim!
    Mike
     
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    This is very well done, Mike. I have not been there yet and I probably don't have a bunch of years left to do it. So I should get in the stick and get it done.
     
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    Thanks, DC is well worth the visit. Go for it!
    Mike
     
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    Love the up center angle and the contrast; great processing !
     
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    Thanks Dave. Composition can be a challenge at these monuments, both from the people element and lighting. We had already visited and were walking around to our ride when I saw this. I only had to clone out the top half of one head (guy mowing the grass beyond the wall). So, better to be lucky sometimes than good :rolleyes:.
    Mike
     
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