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Old Mar 16, 2010, 9:27 PM   #1
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We spent a wet morning in Philadelphia a couple of days ago.

We visited Liberty Hall:



At least it was only sprinkling at this point, but I did have to dry the lens glass before shooting more.

You have to go on a tour to visit the hall. The talk is interesting, but you aren't alone, even on a dark, rainy Friday.



The lighting was very difficult.



It was impossible to get a picture of the liberty bell without others in the picture frame when I was using a wide angle.



So I switched to a longer lens:



I guess I had assumed that the bell would be somehow smoother or have a more finished outer surface.



We didn't go many places or take many pictures. I just couldn't get enthusiastic about being a tourist when it was so rainy.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 9:28 PM   #2
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nice philly set, to bad you had bad weather also.
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I'm sorry you had such challenging weather and lighting conditions, but I hope you had a nice visit, and trouble-free travels. I like your pics.
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Nice images anyway. Sorry again about the bad weather. Why do you think I go to California all the time

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Pict. # 2...really like..creats the impression as if viewer is in the crowd...wondering, did you use your 12-24 or your 10-17 @ 17 or so ?

I like the last pix of the Liberty Bell...rough, bubbled surface would reflect foundry casting technology of the time..I would guess .

It must of given you a bit of a shiver (in a positive way)...to be in the same building as some very significant, people in history and of course...the history that took place at the Liberty Hall.

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I like the shot of the Liberty bell with Independence Hall behind it.

Sorry the weather spoiled your touring.

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So, you've been to the Liberty Hall where one of the inspirational events in humanities took place! #3 could be a meeting room there? Looks as if it's still active! I'd like to be there to feel the solemnity of the spirit of past centuries...Having proven your competence in hdr, no difficult lighting should be impossible for you ; )
Btw, seeing Phily at the title excited me as I lectured American students from Temple University for their summer school programme for a couple of years.
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Bahadir,

It is actually refer to as independence hall over here, where the decoration of independence was signed did not want to get to technical on the name originally.

http://www.nps.gov/INDE/index.htm
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Bahadir,

It is actually refer to as independence hall over here, where the decoration of independence was signed did not want to get to technical on the name originally.

http://www.nps.gov/INDE/index.htm
My apologies. It was probably the Liberty Bell in my mind at that very moment while observing the next picture which made me write Liberty Hall instead of Independence Hall, in a state of awe

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Harriet, you did very nice with what you had to work with. Good job!
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