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George Washington Rode Here

His personal coach at Mount Vernon

One of our days during a week-long trip to Washington D.C. last October was spent primarily visiting Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation home. It was a rainy day, but the place was nevertheless crawling with tourists. There really aren't that many decent photos to be taken with so many people in the way. Your best bet is to take pictures of members of your group in context and just buy a decent photo book at the visitor's center.

I did manage a couple of shots with the built-in flash while peering into the carriage house. This is kind of a panorama. Two photos stitched, but still cropped down to 16×9. Standing in the doorway, you're too close for a single shot, and stepping back gains you nothing. I took two hand-held shots that were merged in #Lightroom6 where I also added a couple of radial filters to even out the lighting from the flash. No third party filters were used.

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