Thursday, May 28, 2009
Well, this is my requisite photo of Monticello. Home of Thomas Jefferson and immortalized on the back of the nickel, it's hard to get a really unique perspective here -- it's probably one of the most photographed buildings in America. And to make it even more difficult, it's only open from 8:00 to 5:00, so shooting it in really nice light isn't easy to do. In fact, Kim and I looked into doing a "Signature" tour, which started at 6:30 p.m. --- for $45. And so at the visitor's desk, you should have seen the look on the attendant's face when I asked if I could purchase a "signature" ticket and shoot exteriors of the house while everyone else went on the tour. Thankfully, the 20 "signature" tickets were all sold out that day -- saving me from the stares of 19 people heading into the house while I set up my tripod.