I am always drawn to any DC themed card. My wife and I lived in the District for a few years when we were first married, just a few blocks from the White House and could see the Washington Monument from our little backyard (we lived in a townhouse so we had a backyard that was about 10 foot by 8 foot).
Something about the ’07 Ginter Washington Monument card always bugged me though. When you look at the image on the card it appears they used a picture taken during an event, probably 4th of July. You can see big flood light set up around the base, a big screen right in front of the monument and tons of revelers in the foreground.
Not the most serene of images. In fact it looks downright ominous.
I tried my hand at a Ginter custom to improve on the ’07 card. Here is the result.
I am not all that skilled at photo editing, well more correctly I don’t have a very good program here at home. I have photoshop at work but I wouldn’t feel right using it for personal use so here is what I have. I wish I could have done more with the fading around the sides.
I really like this image of the monument. It’s taken for the Tidal Basin with Cherry Blossoms around the edges. Very classic.
What do ya’ll think?