Sunday, December 28, 2008

Two Things Challenge: Real / Fake

The real deal: The Lincoln Memorial at sunrise

This week's Two Things Challenge was Real / Fake. To meet the challenge, I give you Daniel Chester French's real memorial to our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and Hallmark's version of the same as a Christmas ornament. Personally, I prefer the real thing!

The fake: Hallmark's special edition Christmas ornament

Want to see how others interpreted this challenge? Go to Two Things Challenge and check it out!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential


Anonymous said...

My cousin! Honest!!!

JM said...

I like this statue very much, but have never seen a photo like yours and I love it!
Very good real/fake thing too!

Virginia said...

I think I might can jump in on the challenge tonight . I will email you.

Your shot of Abe is just wonderful. I never get tired of seeing it and I want to see it on my wall!

Dusty Lens said...

Perfect! Well done! This has to be my favorite monument in D.C. I am short on time and recycled an old image with heavy photoshopping.

D.C. Confidential said...

Abe: I'm always amazed at how much the two of you look alike!

JM: Thanks! I have to confess: I keep looking for similar photos on the backs of calendars, but so far, nada.

Virginia: Isn't it a great monument? The Lincoln Memorial is my favorite.

Rob: Thank you! (Between us, this is never-before-posted-but-taken-in-February photo. I've been short on time, too.)

Maya said...

Ooh, that is a good one!

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Thanks!

Just M said...

I love how different this is from any other image I have seen of the same statue. Very Nice!

D.C. Confidential said...

Just M: Thanks! I have yet to see a similar picture anywhere, too. Here are a few others of the same subject--some taken the same day and others taken over the last year.


Jubilation (Scroll to the bottom.)


End-to-End (Scroll to the bottom.)

Two Things Challenge: Night / Light

Debi said...

I think YOU have taken the epitome shot. Wonderful in every way.

D.C. Confidential said...

Debi: Thanks! :-)