October 11, 2015, 101 North Court

By: badkins55

Oct 11 2015

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Category: Frederick, Maryland

2 Comments

Aperture:f/14
Focal Length:28mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/400 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III

I do not condone vandalism.  And this is not a breaking news blog.  And I tend to avoid controversy.

Having said all of that I had to take picture for two reasons.  The first has to do with my personal understanding of this man.  As a youngster I was taught that Frederick was proud to have the 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court as a (kinda’) native son.  His most controversial decision from that bench was always a foot note, if mentioned at all.  Of course, things have changed and now Roger Brooke Taney is most remembered for his part in the Dred Scott decision.

The second reason I had to work this scene is that it is just a good picture from a photographer’s point of view.  The morning light is perfect, the red paint plays off of the blue sky nicely, the location of the bust in front of City Hall is important and the paint makes its statement without fulling covering the face.

So, right or wrong, here is my photo of the day from Frederick’s Historic District…

2 comments on “October 11, 2015, 101 North Court”

  1. Also possibly the clearest documentation of an act, intended to be a political statement, which is more accurately a bit of cowardice.
    At least you got a colorful image from the event.


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