Saturday, January 19, 2013

The National World War II Memorial - Washington, D.C.

I had a tough time photographing the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. due to the weather. The day I was photographing the memorial it was overcast and raining. The one break I had was when I took this photograph, when for a brief moment the sun peeked out from behind the clouds.

I love the many juxtapositions in this photograph. The World War II Memorial contrasted against the Washington Monument. The warm light shining on Admiral Nimitz’s words contrasted against the dark sky. The group of youthful teens oblivious to the aging veteran (as seen in his shadow) paying his respects to his fallen comrades.

Travel photography is 95% frustration and 5% pure joy. I love it when that 5% comes together!

Happy Travels!

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