We made our way to our nation’s capitol last week. And I knew just what I wanted to photograph. Or maybe I should say “who I wanted to photograph.”
Abraham Lincoln has always fascinated me. Alternately venerated
and vilified, endlessly biographed, devout, ordinary, and heroic by turns. And always a big draw at his place before the reflecting pool in Washington. As we made our way toward this modern-day temple, I had one special shot in mind: to frame the statue between two of the pillars that surround his throne.
Framing: a great way to draw attention to your subject. Again, nothing heavily technical to deal with here. Simply surround your subject with objects that create a kind of border, much like the frame of a print you might hang on your wall (hence the name).
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