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These photos were taken with a Canon PowerShot S1 IS

Photo #1 – Arlington Cemetery.  I think this photo is a great example of leading lines, depth, and symmetry.

ISO 50, 1024 X 768 , f3.2, 1/400

Photo #2 – The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The tomb meets the criteria for the rule of thirds and the trees help to balance the elements. I love all the texture in the otherwise unattractive bare trees.

ISO 50, 1024 X 768, f3.1, 1/1000

Photo #3 – The Amphitheater at Arlington. I was both trying to frame the column in the opening of the arch and frame the arch.  I like all the textures in the marble and the architecture.

ISO 50, 768 x 1024, f4.5, 1/1000

Photo #4 – World War I Memorial – I’m not sure why this picture works for me.  Often I just try to frame the thing I am looking at so one can pick out the depth.  Apparently, I also really like textures.  See, I would have tried to make sure the line of the tree on the left was parallel to the line of the photo.  I hate photoshop.  I like to take a picture that does not need to be altered in any way.

ISO 50, 768 x 1024, f4.5, 1/200

Photo #5 – The White House – Now again, I would have tried to frame the White House inside of the tree.  In retrospect, I wish I could have centered the White House within the centered tree. Maybe I couldn’t get that to work.  I have many pictures of trees.  I think I like the… guess what?  Textures.

ISO 50, 768 x 1024, f4.5, 1/800

Photo #6 – President Lincoln – I have several pictures of Mr. Lincoln.  I think I had a hard time finding an angle that made him seem as grandiose as he actually is.  I think this picture does a good job of showing the depth and size of him.  It is nice to also be able to see so much detail.

ISO 50, 768 x 1024, f4.5, 1/30