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If she was over just a little the small part of his shoulder would be blocked keeping the visual part of the statue intact. Since our eyes gravitate to the lightest part of a photo, the small part of the shoulder competes with Lincoln’s face for viewers’ attention.

This image was submitted by Bobby Nash, taken with a Nikon D200, with and exposure of 1/60 sec at f.2.8, ISO 500. Very interesting use of depth of field. The people frame the statue nicely with the exception of the one head just to the left of Lincoln’s face which interrupts the statue.  If she was over just a little the small part of his shoulder would be blocked keeping the visual part of the statue intact. Since our eyes gravitate to the lightest part of a photo, the small part of the shoulder competes with Lincoln’s face for viewers’ attention. As a photo this is a creative image and is different from the countless recent Lincoln memorial images. A slower shutter would have yielded some movement to the faceless foreground, which also might have made for a unique image, of course that is dependent on the people actually moving and not sitting still as some appear to be.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets three  stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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