The Great Emancipator

I still remember the first proper book report I had to write.  I was in 5th grade, at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.  I chose Abraham Lincoln as my subject.  I learned a lot about the Great Emancipator and always considered him my favorite American President.  It’s one of the reasons I visited his home and his tomb (separate locations in Springfield, Illinois) during my Route 66 adventure, paying my respects to a great man (I’ll post pictures from those visits at some point).  Though I spend a lot of my time living and working outside these great United States, I ALWAYS find time to visit old Honest Abe when I’m back, as I did last night, after most of the crowds were gone.

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Great composition!


Great composition – the converging verticals create a sense of the great man being cradled by the building itself. The whole image has a softness that is wholly appropriate. Love it!

I’m in pain every time I see your great wide angle shots. Not only don’t I have an ultra wide but I’m dealing with a 1.6 crop factor on my Canon 40D. Oh well, maybe Santa will send me a wide for Christmas. A full frame is too much to hope for.
I haven’t used OnOne Jacques but after your convincing argument, I’m going to download the demo for Suite 6 and try it out. Thanks for the tip.
iIwas at Fantasy of Flight today in Polk City, FL. Not quite the same as the Air and Space Museum in D.C. LOL

Nice tones, great capture of a fantastic place

Thanks, fellas!

Bob E: Yeah, that wide angle lens is THE BOMB when it comes to my photography. I don’t think I could survive without it! For your crop factor, the Sigma 10-22 is good (and relatively inexpensive). I had that lens on my Nikon DX bodies for years and loved it! Not sure how that lens rates with the Canon bodies, I should note.