One of the highlights of our trip last year to Colonial Williamsburg was a visit to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Among the gorgeous works of art in the collection was an oil-on-canvas painting of George Washington, created by Charles Willson Peale, circa 1780. This is a crop of a photo that I took of the lovely portrait. Don’t you just love his expression? Flash photography is not allowed in the museum, so I was able to capture this poignant smile thanks to an ISO setting of 1000 and exposure of 1/5 second.
Originally a farmer, the “father of our country” led our rag-tag troops in the Revolutionary War; presided over the Philadelphia Convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution; and became our first President in 1789.
God bless our Presidents. May they always uphold the laws of the land and lead the government wisely.