Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekly Photography Challenge: 'L' - Is for Lincoln and Leering

Lincoln and Leering?!  No, it's not a presidential joke that you haven't heard yet...  Lincoln - living in the land of Mt. Rushmore and being a history major, Lincoln might be a bit of a cliche.  Leering - well, what does a hungry coyote do when he sees two deer crossing his path, he leers with malicious intent.  We were on our way back from Mt. Rushmore and photographing Lincoln, when lo and behold we came across the second scene of a coyote in action.  Our weekly photography challenge, photographing something representing the the letter 'L'.

Lincoln:
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial was finished in October of 1941 after four presidents faces were carved into the granite on Mount Rushmore.  Mt. Rushmore features 60 foot sculptures of the heads of four former presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. 

Mt Rushmore Black Hills Lincoln Face by Dakota Visions Photography LLC

President Lincoln is known for his exercising of unprecedented war powers during the Civil War, skillfully handling the Trent affair keeping the British from recognizing the Confederacy, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and promoting the passage of the 13th amendment abolishing slavery.  He was assassinated in April of 1865. 

Leering:
A hungry coyote eyeing two white-tailed deer with malicious intent.  (And for the record - we sat along the road for long enough to help the deer make an escape around behind us.)


We hope you enjoyed our weekly photography challenge and we encourage you to join along with us next week as we find something in our photographs that starts with the letter 'M'.  So what will it be?  We just did Mt. Rushmore - maybe, 'many, mighty men'?!  Stay tuned for next week's photography challenge!  If you have a great photograph starting with the letter 'L', share it in the comments below with a link to your photo gallery, Flickr or Picasa link. 

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