Carved in Stone..

Picture by johnt


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  • June 22, 2012
  • 24mm - 840mm Canon built-on Point & Shoot Zoom
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2..0..+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop
  • File Format JPEG
  • Notes This carving is granite and mainly grey with mineral stains in various places as only pressure washed once every two years so basically B&W was my call.
Stone Mountain Confederate States of America American Civil War.. master stone carvers

18 Comments

22 Jun 12:35
johnt

After two weeks of serious study and numerous questions here I will now vote again as I have a better feel for how to judge the entries. I will fire my first "serious" shot taken with my little Point & Shoot zoom camera I named the "Toy Canon". Range 850 meters or approximately 2800 feet. (approx 1/2 mile or .8 kilometers). I think the camera delivered "One shot.. one Kill". Download for detail of master stone carvers at work. The largest bas relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate leaders of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (and their favorite horses, "Blackjack", "Traveller", and "Little Sorrel", respectively). The entire carved surface measures 3 acres (12,000 m2), about the size of two and a quarter football fields. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet (120 m) above the ground, measures 90 feet(30m) by 190 feet (58 m), and is recessed 42 feet (13 m) into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee's elbow, which is 12 feet (3.7 m) to the mountain's surface.

22 Jun 13:14
adrianay

Beautiful work and subject!

22 Jun 13:35
Randall.Lohr

incredible detail. It's been a while since I've been to stone mountain. It's time for a return trip.

22 Jun 13:46
arnie58

Nice

22 Jun 13:54
johnt

It's only 20 minutes from me Randy and I wore my season parking pass out this week with more to come. When I was a kid growing up it was just the mountain which we used to run up on the walk-up side for track conditioning. Things have changed.

22 Jun 14:13
bessi7

Well done JOhn

22 Jun 14:24
denfer

Nice details.Very well done

22 Jun 14:36
rrr

Lovely shot

22 Jun 14:38
dirk

Great shoot John.

22 Jun 14:47
digicam

Outstanding Capture for such camera John. You can NO longer say that you are the Master of None far you have mastered the Art of Point and Shoots to the Highest Degree. Favorite!

22 Jun 14:50
pandarino

excellent BW

22 Jun 17:17
arthakker

nice work john

22 Jun 17:21
fredzhang

Good job John!

22 Jun 19:04
flipd1

Nice work John.

22 Jun 19:27
karl_oparka

Very nice.

22 Jun 23:04
mariannea

Nicely done!

22 Jun 23:30
rcuello

Incredible John, is a work Pharaonic carving the rock. My house with enclosed park, it is thrice in sculpture. Downloading can gloating looking view details.

23 Jun 16:25
chema

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