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8/30/04
29-AUG-2004

8/30/04

Nikon D70
1s f/5.3 at 240.0mm full exif

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April Sims27-Sep-2004 20:14
very nice. i LOVE it. i have several shots of this particular statue and never thought about a headshot. i love the light coming from the left. very nice.
Dennis Steinauer01-Sep-2004 05:37
Thanks for the comments. Actually, I got away with using a tripod. As I described in one of my other shots, I was told at the WWII Memorial that I couldn't use a tripod, but when I went to the Lincoln Memorial, no one stopped me -- and a Park ranger walked right by me. I took this as a head shot with a long lens, and the only cropping was to move the subject to the right to give some empty space (and to crop tight above and below). And, despite the look, this wasn't really a monochrome. I did a simple auto levels (don't tell anyone!) and got this result. The original was peach colored, but I was tired of that, so I kept this.

I spent all afternoon trying to figure out exactly (if there is an exactly) what the regs are regarding tripods. There is a general NPS reg #53 that governs filming on Park Service grounds, and it generally *encourages* non-commercial photography and doesn't restrict tripods unless they endanger the property/monument or impede other visitors' enjoyment. However, each property supervisor can write specific rules, and I haven't run those down yet. I am, however, building up a head of righteous indignation, because I was really annoyed (read pissed) to be told no tripod when I was trying to photograph a national monument(s) to our freedom. (Oops, got up on that soapbox again. Sorry)
Guest 01-Sep-2004 02:57
Dennis, that totally kicks ass. Like Mark, I'm in DC too, and I gotta know how you got this so straight. His head is at least 20 feet up, so were you on a ladder or something?

Last time I was at Lincoln I got thrown out for having a tripod. Something about "scratching the floors".
brother_mark01-Sep-2004 02:47
Cool close-up! You were there almost exactly two hours after me. But I was out back. Hope you had a good visit.
jude01-Sep-2004 02:35
Excellent composition.. and wow on the lighting. I like the bit of hue to this b&w
Jeff Horner01-Sep-2004 02:02
Stellar composition and cropping of the subject. Excellent!
Robin Reid01-Sep-2004 01:51
Excellent Dennis!
Guest 01-Sep-2004 01:45
Classic!
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