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Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry

I slipped away from work for a few hours on Thursday to revisit this exhibit since I realized I had missed a lot of displays. What a difference a weekday afternoon makes! There were no crowds until I was leaving, and I was able to walk right in rather than waiting in the cold for an hour. It seemed lighter in the gallery, yet still, pretty dark for pictures, and I found that the exhibits I didn’t photograph before were the more challenging or hard to access ones. I’ll be posting a number of new pictures, the majority of them fairly quickly.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, in Maryland.

Another “porthole” picture taken in a space made for three-year-olds. This may not look like much, but it was very well done. The canon would go off with a shimmer of gold, and then the flag would light up in the distance. It probably was sharper in person ;-).

Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/80s f/5.0 at 45.0mm iso6400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Dan Greenberg13-Dec-2016 15:10
They look really good, even at this high ISO. It was worth returning. ~V~
Nora van Beek10-Dec-2016 15:18
Wow, wonderful detail! Nice work! V
Jim Coffman09-Dec-2016 22:47
Wow, this is so cool!!
Jeff Real09-Dec-2016 21:35
This is totally fascinating, Helen ~V~