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Lincoln Memorial
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
 
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Washington D.C. The monuments are fantastic examples of interesting architecture. In addition to the normal shots I spent time looking in unusual places to shoot such as directly overhead.
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Bonnie C. Lackey
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    An absolutely amazing capture, Tom. Such wonderful work!

8/13/2006 9:26:50 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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This is awesome!!!

8/13/2006 10:08:18 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Love this very creative and artistic presentation of the Lincoln Memorial!!

8/13/2006 10:11:08 AM

 
Siete Meeter
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This is awesome!!!

8/14/2006 2:26:07 AM

 
Margaret Sikora
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I agree with the above Tom a terrific capture and design.

8/14/2006 3:09:10 AM

 
Christina C. Moore
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Neat perspective. Nice work on this eye catching image.

8/14/2006 3:53:13 AM

 
Tom Leech

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Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate the positive comments.

8/14/2006 11:11:33 AM

 
Diane Cosgrove
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Great abstract, Tom.

8/14/2006 4:33:03 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great job Tom! I enjoyed your gallery; you have such a great eye for the things arouund you! Jeff

9/13/2006 6:48:51 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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This is one fantastic capture Tom....I have been to this monument, but honestly, I didn't look up! Thank you for sharing this and teaching us to make us aware of our surroundings!

9/25/2006 6:48:55 PM

 
Tom Leech

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Thanks, Diane, Jeff & Gail. Glad you liked it.

9/26/2006 5:51:27 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Stunning! Congrats!' :-)

9/26/2006 4:57:12 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

9/26/2006 8:50:20 PM

 
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Nice to see unique views of common landmarks.

9/26/2006 10:32:03 PM

 
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Nice to see unique views of common landmarks.

9/26/2006 10:33:06 PM

 
Tom Leech

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Thanks again everyone. I wish I could have spent a week in D.C instead of just a day.

9/27/2006 5:23:19 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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How cool is this one? Terrific! Congrats and good luck in the next round!

9/27/2006 3:07:55 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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How cool! Pays to look up, clearly! I've never noticed this ceiling detail there... Congratulations!

9/27/2006 6:17:46 PM

 
Jennifer Cuscino

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wow, great eye. love the detail.

9/27/2006 7:14:48 PM

 
Susana Heide
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WOW!!! This is MAGNIFICIENT!!! Love the symmetry!! A winner in my eyes! CONGRATS on this finalsit!

9/27/2006 8:35:42 PM

 
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner. Absolutely beautiful.

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9/28/2006 11:42:56 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner, an excellent image Tom, just beautiful!

9/28/2006 11:50:13 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Congrats on this awesome Grand Prize!
~:O)

9/28/2006 11:52:59 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Tom, Congratulations on this awesome and well deserving Grand Prize Winner!!

9/28/2006 11:55:25 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Tom, awesome, detail, exposure lighting, DOF, lines and point of view; congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner.

9/29/2006 12:10:46 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Huge Congratulations, Tom....an AMAZING GRAND PRIZE WINNER....GREAT JOB!!! :^)

9/29/2006 12:21:56 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Tom on this wonderful Grand Prize Win!!!!! Fabulous pov and so beautifully presented!

9/29/2006 12:39:28 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Tom! :)

9/29/2006 12:55:18 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Wow, I know why it was a winner!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/29/2006 1:12:01 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Awesome choice for the Grand Prize! Big congrats Tom!!

9/29/2006 3:47:48 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Whoa! Big congratulations, again!

9/29/2006 4:00:04 AM

 
Ken Smith
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It pays to look up. Way to go. Congrats!

9/29/2006 4:09:00 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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a wonderful grand-prix winner !! Big congrats Tom !!

9/29/2006 4:24:08 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this stunning Grand Prize winner, Tom!!!

9/29/2006 4:24:38 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Quite an accomplishment to have one of your pictures win "Grand Prize" at BP.
Congratulations Tom to a well deserved Grand Prize winner.

9/29/2006 5:08:18 AM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING Grand Prize winner, Tom!!

9/29/2006 5:09:58 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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WOW!!! Great Grand prize winning image!! Big congrats!!!

9/29/2006 5:18:37 AM

 
Jesselyn 
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I was a finalist, and I am not surprised that I lost to this, great shot!

9/29/2006 5:54:27 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats on this OUTSTANDING image and winner

9/29/2006 6:01:21 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Superb image! Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner!!!

9/29/2006 6:02:44 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Tom, Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner.

9/29/2006 6:16:47 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Huge Congrats on your fantastic Grand Prize winner!!! Great perspective and superb post processing!!

9/29/2006 7:47:20 AM

 
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Outstanding Work Tom! No wonder it is the Grand Prize winner! Congratulations!!

9/29/2006 7:50:58 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Fantastic work Tom! Congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize win!!!

9/29/2006 8:01:20 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic image - congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Tom!

9/29/2006 8:27:43 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Tom on your very well deserved GP!! Jeff

9/29/2006 10:03:31 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Tom, on this incredible Grand Prize win!

9/29/2006 10:04:15 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Tom!

9/29/2006 10:13:05 AM

 
Tom Leech

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Thanks, everyone. This GP is a first for me and I am very please it has been received so well.

9/29/2006 10:30:22 AM

 
Tom Leech

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Thanks, everyone. This GP is a first for me and I am very pleased it has been received so well.

9/29/2006 10:30:31 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your GP Winner!! Awesome!

9/29/2006 11:59:56 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Outstanding image in every way!! Congratulations on the coveted GP win!!!!

9/29/2006 12:33:15 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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AWESOME!!!!! Wonderful talent! A HUGE congratulations to you!!!!!

9/29/2006 12:35:43 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this awesome first place winner!!!!

9/29/2006 1:59:45 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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This is simply fabulous! Congrats on your very well deserved Grand Prize win!!!!!

9/29/2006 3:18:52 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Great eye, great design, Tom. Congratulations on the Grand Prize! Well deserved!!

9/29/2006 3:21:40 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many, many congratulations on the Grand Prize...it's easy to see why this spectacular image won!

9/29/2006 4:23:51 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Well deserved Grand Prize Winner.
Big congrats to you Tom, and all of the winners and finalists.

9/29/2006 4:23:59 PM

 
Jim Macino
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Congratulations, how did you get up there?

9/29/2006 5:03:42 PM

 
Tom Leech

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Thanks, again everyone. Jim, I was standing on the floor just looking up. Actually I wanted a shot of Abe sitting in his chair and there were far too many people in the way for a clean shot so I just looked up and thought how interesting the ceiling was.

9/29/2006 5:19:31 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your grand prize, Tom! And here I thought you were looking down at the floor ... great POV!

9/29/2006 5:39:41 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Outstanding shot, Tom! Congratulations on your BIG WIN!

9/29/2006 6:19:13 PM

 
Karim Abiali
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Congrat on your winl

9/29/2006 7:41:20 PM

 
Susana Heide
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I knew this image was GRAND when I first aew it!! The judges have made a fair ruling :o) A hearty CONGRATS Tom!!!

9/29/2006 7:45:02 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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An awesome and exceptional shot. Congratulations Tom on this Grand Prize Winner!

9/29/2006 8:13:38 PM

 
Allan L. Dy
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A grand congrats Tom. Truly a winner!

9/29/2006 10:46:49 PM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Spendid perspective, angle and sharpness. Bravo for you Tom. Enjoy your win.

9/30/2006 6:57:00 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Really great perspective and rich colors, a big congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!!!!

9/30/2006 2:22:26 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Wonderful perspective, Tom! Congratulations on your Grand Prize win!

9/30/2006 3:52:30 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Congrats on your amazing capture . I love the Lincoln Memorial .

9/30/2006 8:47:38 PM

 
Craig Doros
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Way to go, Tom...terrific capture and it's even more special seeing you were in DC for only one day. Congrats on a well deserve win!

9/30/2006 9:12:52 PM

 
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Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Tom!
Monika

9/30/2006 10:10:26 PM

 
Stefan G
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Congratulations, Tom! Amazing perspective and tonal control!

10/1/2006 8:05:15 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome winner!!

10/1/2006 12:31:39 PM

 
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Love the unusual perspective. It really creates a sensational graphic design. Congratulations on your well deserved win.

10/1/2006 2:25:41 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Tom...congrats on your grand prize win with this amazing image!

10/2/2006 3:48:12 AM

 
Tom Leech

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Once again, thanks everyone. It is a real treat to get this much attention. :)

10/2/2006 5:18:54 AM

 
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Congratulations Tom...a well-deserved Win !!
Michael

10/2/2006 10:54:05 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on this stunning view, well done Tom...

10/3/2006 10:13:47 AM

 
Milan Banik
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awesome presentation and great section for grand prize.
many congratulation.

10/3/2006 11:30:45 AM

 
Julien 
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Stunning sharpness and colours, sometimes things just hide over our head eh eh. Good job ! hope to see u again among winners.

10/4/2006 2:14:57 AM

 
Blake T. Lipthratt
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wow man I just went there over summer and didn't see this part of the lincoln memorial. Just shows how observant I am :-P ...cool photo

10/4/2006 10:40:21 AM

 
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Congratulations - beautiful win for you!!

10/4/2006 11:00:41 AM

 
Debi Zylbermann
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Absolutely amazing picture. I was there this summer, but at night, and with kids. Look what I missed ...

10/5/2006 11:37:02 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner!!!

10/6/2006 12:39:46 PM

 
Duane B. Blocker

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I've looked at this image several times now and I am amazed, it just jumps out at me. Looks almost like a drawing. Can you share the details of the shot? What kind of post processing did you do if any? If so I would love to see a before and after. Love this image...

10/13/2006 8:27:37 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Tom! Excellent work!

Cathy :)

10/13/2006 8:46:34 AM

 
Tom Leech

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My continued thanks to those commenting new.

Duane, there was not much post processing here. Basically just some contrast adjustments and equalization.

10/13/2006 10:22:57 AM

 
Duane B. Blocker

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Thank you Tom, the image is so graphic like I said it looks like a photorealistic drawing or painting, that's why I asked if there was processing. I didn't want to make any assumptions. That it's a photo without alterations makes it even more amazing to me. A striking image, congrats.

10/13/2006 10:30:42 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
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Neat image! Congratulations on your great win!!!

Ariel
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10/13/2006 5:38:25 PM

 
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Congratulations!! Spectaular image!!

10/13/2006 7:03:53 PM

 
S?ren Wettergreen
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner :-)

10/20/2006 9:38:31 PM

 
Devon McCarroll
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Wow!! Incredible composition and design elements! That would make a cool piece of artwork on a wall!

10/22/2006 10:49:26 AM

 
Yves Rubin
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So creative! Big CONGRATS!

10/3/2007 11:34:07 AM

 
Jacque Rogers
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Tom, I am seeing this photo for the first time. It took my breath away. Wow! A well deserved grand prize photo.

4/7/2010 3:41:21 PM

 
Tom Leech

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Thank you Jacqueline.

4/7/2010 6:21:09 PM

 
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