On the Arnot Art Museum's 74th Regional Exhibition

June 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and at night long exposureLincolnUnder the watchful gaze of our greatest president, tourists bustle about the Lincoln Memorial

Friday, June 20 marks the opening reception of the Arnot Art Museum's 74th Regional Exhibition.  The exhibition is a juried showcase of artists throughout the northeast region including artists from Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania , and more.  I'm honored that my photograph, "Lincoln", was chosen to be among the pieces of art accepted into the exhibition.

It was late March of 2014 and after a long day sightseeing in Washington, DC, it was time to head over to the Lincoln Memorial to catch the last light before the sun settled beneath the hills that rise gently over the Potomac River.  A beautiful day, tourists and locals alike were out in droves.  As the memorial became illuminated I began to focus in on the stoic Lincoln sitting watchful in his throne.

I used a 10 Stop B+W Neutral Density Filter to take this long exposure photograph and I couldn't have been happier with the results, of some people looking outward in silent reflection, obviously moved by the power Lincoln holds and then others who excitedly moved up and down the steps to bask in the overpowering grandeur of the memorial.  Shortly after taking this photo I read the magnificent book "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Only then did I truly grasp the magnanimous measures by which Lincoln saved the Union and understand how fitting this memorial.

Printed at 16x24 on Illford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk 310 paper and framed by the wonderful people at American FrameI'm humbled that my photograph will be appear in the 74th Regional and honored to remember our greatest president as he watches over us all.


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