Abraham Lincoln Home

Lincoln Home - Dining Room

About a month ago now, my Dad asked me to join him for a day with my aunt and uncle and their grandkids while they showed the kids around my old stomping grounds, Springfield, Illinois. The destinations were the Abraham Lincoln Home and the Lincoln Presidential Library.

I had never been to the library before (Mike! You grew up in Springfield! Yeah… I know… right?) so that was pretty exciting. I may post about my experiences there later on, but for now, I wanted to share some images I took at Lincoln’s Home. While I had been there before, I hadn’t been there since I became a professional photographer so it was a great opportunity.

My only regret is that the lighting was even worse than I thought it would be. I ended up shooting at 800 ISO (I hate going above 400 at the most on my Nikon D60; it doesn’t handle the noise the way I wish it would, but what can ya do?), wide open at f/2.8 on my Tokina 11-16mm ultra wide lens. It worked out well enough, but I had more noise than I wanted and every room had these inconveniently placed descriptive placards (as you can see in some shots) so I wasn’t completely satisfied, but sometimes you have to take what you can get. Enjoy!

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