Stone Mountain Confederate Heroes, Georgia

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The largest bas relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate leaders of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (and their favorite horses, "Blackjack", "Traveller", and "Little Sorrel", respectively). The entire carved surface measures 3 acres (12,000 m2), about the size of two and a quarter football fields. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet (120 m) above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet (58 m), and is recessed 42 feet (13 m) into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee's elbow, which is 12 feet (3.7 m) to the mountain's surface.

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Comments (87)

davidcmc58 on January 29, 2011

Appreciate everyone's vote and like. Best regards, David



antoni f. on January 29, 2011

Wonderfully, love the contrasts, like and voted

davidcmc58 on January 30, 2011

stathiskouts & a.ferrer, thank you both so very much. Best regards, David

Pete Taylor on April 13, 2011

Interesting perspective and nice contrast between the rock and the trees David. Like from me.


davidcmc58 on April 14, 2011

Peter, I took this shot from a cable car going down from the mountain. The main challenge was the reflections of the cable car windows. Thanks a lot for such kind comments. Greetings, David

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 1, 2010
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    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2010/11/18 09:22:19
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash