Sunday Morning at the Washington Monument

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© Riccardo Forte
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UploadedJanuary 18, 2011
TakenAugust 15, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/250 sec at f/14
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length10 mm

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Sunday Morning at the Washington Monument

(Washington DC)

Only a couple of photographers, a few joggers and some bikers were down the street that Sunday before 7am. But it was worth it. The weather was great. The light was great. And the Monument was great (as always). Very nice conditions for a photo session. The biker seemed fascinated (as I was) by the stateliness of the Washington Monument in front of the sun. I shot this image with a wide-angle. I set the ISO at 400, to allow a combination of speed and depth of field able to block the movement of the rider and to focus both the foreground and the monument in the background. I used the excellent Canon Speedlite 580EX to better balance the light on the street and the biker, without overexposing the area with grass and the monument.

Canon EOS 40D; Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
10mm; 1/250 sec; f/14; ISO 400

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (27 May 2012):

    My vote!! I love it! Creative and original.

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