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A few from Springfield, Illinois...

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by gnagel, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. I stopped by Springfield, Illinois and captured a few photos with my D700 during the visit:

    1- The Old State Capitol (the building in which Abraham Lincoln served)
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    2- The "New" State Capitol (just after Lincoln's time)
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    3- The Inner Dome of the Capitol
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    4- Inner Dome II
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    5- Lincoln Home
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    6- Lincoln Tomb
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    7- Lincoln Burial Site
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    8- My Niece & Abe
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    Thanks for looking...
    Glenn
     
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  2. Beautiful, Glenn. The visible detail in those dome photos is impressive. Surely your camera was mounted on a sturdy tripod.
     
  3. Thanks Jim...

    I did use a tripod for the inner dome photos as the light was very dim.

    Glenn
     
  4. Rob Zijlstra

    Rob Zijlstra A Koffie Drinker

    999
    Nov 5, 2008
    Netherlands
    Thanks for sharing Glenn. Really nice pictures. Love the last one, reminds me of my daughter when she was about that age.
    Two questions:
    1) Is there anything else as 'Lincoln' in Springfield, Illinois :wink:
    2) Is the second picture a little bit tilted? (clock wise)
     
  5. Thanks Rob

    There are an amazing amount of Lincoln sites in Springfield. In addition to the Lincoln Home (which also includes the entire neighborhood as it was back in his times), there's the Lincoln Tomb, the Old Capitol, his Law Offices, and the Train Depot (where he departed for Washington DC). We also visited the Lincoln Museum--which was an incredible experience.

    I used the straightening tool within NX2 and drew it right through the flag pole and the Capitol building. It's possible that the building is still tilted, but I attempted to straighten it according to my eye and the straightening tool. Any other comments on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks again,
    Glenn
     
  6. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Awesome images as usual Glenn. The sharpness and colors are just wonderful. Which lenses did you use for this shoot? I agree with some of the earlier posters that images #2 and #6 are definitely tilted slightly to the right.
     
  7. Thanks Shekhar...

    I'm going to go back and straighten #2 and #6 again. I didn't notice the tilt before.

    I used the 24-70 for most of the shots and the 70-200 for the inner dome shots.

    Glenn
     
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  8. Rob Zijlstra

    Rob Zijlstra A Koffie Drinker

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    Nov 5, 2008
    Netherlands
    Nigel,
    I think I see the 'tilt':
    The building is straight, but the tops of the row of iron posts before it not. That line is tilted.
    The two together seems to confuse the eye????
     
  9. I might be able to use the perspective cropping within Photoshop to straighten the iron posts.

    Glenn
     
  10. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    Amazing shots Glenn, your work is always a pleasure to view
     
  11. lany

    lany

    507
    Sep 24, 2008
    New York
    Great series! All very nice shots. I like the processing on #7. I have been watching a program that I recorded on the History Channel about Lincoln, so these pictures were well timed!:smile:
     
  12. jmkiang

    jmkiang

    308
    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
    Wow very cool. Might have to roadtrip out there for some cool shots.
     
  13. Thanks for commenting Lisa
     
  14. Thank you Paul...

    I find Lincoln to be a fascinating person.

    Glenn
     
  15. Thanks...I think Springfield is well worth the visit.

    Glenn
     
  16. Great shots Glenn!

    I used to work at the Capital there. That was back before they had cleaned the glass above the rotunda. It may be dim now but the glass was dingy back then. Quite spectacular now in your photos. I would have loved to see pics from the Dana Thomas House. The Frank Lloyd Wright architecture is amazing and the stained glass impressive.

    Steve
     
  17. Thanks Steve...

    I was on a vacation with the family---and it wasn't really a photo trip. I need to get back to Springfield for a day on my own so that I can concentrate on getting photographs. There's so much to shoot there!

    Glenn
     
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