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Honest Abe

Day 310 of 365 - Honest Abe

Large on Black (much more detail)


In addition to today's photo being day 310 in my photo a day project for 2009 it is also representative of a new project I intend to start in 2010.


The project will basically be to try to document, celebrate or otherwise note common and obscure dates in the calendar for 2010 or interesting days in history corresponding to that date. I intend to post most days but I don't intend to make it another photo a day project.


I have also started a flickr group, which anyone is free to join, to collect images from others who would like to participate in the project with me. You may participate with as much or as little as you like. Feel free to join the group even if you don't think you will add a lot of images to it; the more the merrier.


Today's event is commemorating the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Office of the President of the United States on this Day in 1860 (November 6, 1860)


This will probably be the only photo along these lines (other than major holiday's I would have done for my PAD anyway) until 2010. I am only doing it today to share my plans and invite you all to the group :D


(for those dying to know.. No I don't have three arms and this isn't quick focus Jeff.... There was a string..... wonder where it went :P)


Lighting.... hmmm i forgot the specifics.. 580exii lit the background vivitar 285hv lit my hand and the coin, both bare (should have diffused the vivitar)... triggered with cybersync.


Edit: I was remiss, I should have linked my blog post describing the project so here that is. Also I was inspired by Concrete Cowboy's photo on the 4th honoring National Stress Awareness day.


Usage Log:

10/9/2010 - Found this in use over on My first usage since switching to a CC license :).

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Taken on November 6, 2009