Lincoln Memorial (Washington DC)

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    The idea of a memorial for US President Abraham Lincoln was conveived in 1867. However, it was only in 1901 when a memorial site was selected, and only in 1914 when construction started. The memorial was designed by Henry Bacon, and the imposing statue carved by the Piccirilli Brothers based on the design of Daniel Chester French. It was dedicated in 1922. In front of the memorial is a marker on the spot where Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

    Nikon D40 (US International Visitors' Program, August 2008)

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    1. Liberty Place 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sculpture awards on flickr - add 1 award 3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Precious thing of the past.
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    2. Gonzatravel 69 months ago | reply

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    3. kate053 69 months ago | reply

      magnifique!

    4. ღ♫♥flygal♥♫ღ 69 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! remarkable!
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    5. Mr. FRANTaStiK 69 months ago | reply

      This beautiful image is sooo good it deserves to be faved twice and posted in the Rare Gems (double-faved) Group pool.


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    6. Anuska Nardelli 69 months ago | reply

      This photo is so...
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    7. Spiro Anassis 69 months ago | reply

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    8. oriana.italy 69 months ago | reply

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    10. rchoephoto 69 months ago | reply

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    11. ButchokoyD 69 months ago | reply

      .... another Man For All Seasons ! ....

    12. Sorceria 67 months ago | reply

      I think that there could have been more work on the light part and sharpness...

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    13. helmet13 67 months ago | reply

      Yes, a very famous place with a special atmosphere. And in general I like your intention and the way you pictured the scenery. But I am not sure about some grain in the dark parts around the statue. May be this is coming from the 1600 ISO you choosed (?). From my prospective the statue could appear a bit more contrastive in itself. May be different camera adjustments (a longer shutter time, less ISO, etc.) would have delivered a more interesting result. Sorry, but a no for me today.

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    14. Osvaldo_Zoom 67 months ago | reply

      The photo has a lot of noise and dust and the magenta dominant in my opinion does not fit well with the famous marble statue. A longer exposure, a tripod, a fine not grainy ISO speed and maybe a Black and white version would have been better. Sorry for this last no.

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    15. peggyhr 62 months ago | reply

      Love that you chose to present this in sepia tones!

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