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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, Hoya Polarizer
Exposure: f/18.0, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-09 5:06
Viewed: 2590
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view of the U.S. Air Force Memorial. A posting to celebrate the Veterans Day which is held each year on November 11th.

The three memorial spires range from 201 feet (61 m) to 270 feet (82 m) high and appear to be soaring; its array of stainless steel arcs against the sky evoke the image of "contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they peel back in a precision 'bomb burst' maneuver." Only three of the four contrails are depicted, at 120 degrees from each other, as the absent fourth suggests the missing man formation traditionally used at Air Force funeral fly-over.

Taken at sunrise. I do like the orange glow on the base of the spires showing the low horizon of Washington D.C. I lost the exif data during processing...the filled-in exposure data appear to be right. PP work included resizing and slight adjustment of contrast and colors.


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Simply marvelous work, Danilo!
The perspective, colors and overall quality, all are just perfect.

I am speechless.

best regards,

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-11-09 6:35]

Hi Danilo,
VERY nice.... I love your PP work on the color adjustment. Very well composed with a good artistic feel to it. TFS Julie

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-11-09 10:33]

Boa tarde danilo
This memorial have very elegant lines that you take well again ...It looks as a flower in sunrise. I like the light of this sun that is come over your photo. ( yes it is as you say in your note and it is beautiful.
Um abraço

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-11-09 10:40]

Great graphical effect, well seen, excellent done

Olá Danilo,
O monumento é belíssimo, mas a criação fotográfica, que buscou o melhor momento e as condições mais apropriadas são méritos seus.
Lindas essas curvas que se erguem como se fossem preces me lembram a obra prima de Oscar Niemeyer na Catedral de Brasilia.
Abraço, Raimundo

this is cool, great colors and comp. the notes are very interesting also, nice one!
all the best buddy,

Hi Danilo,

Renk ve grafizmi ile muhteşem bir çalışma.
Renk skalası ve perspektif süper.


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  • Alex31 (8)
  • [2010-11-11 1:20]

Très joli photo, j'aime beaucoup le coucher de soleil. Mais je préfère cette grande structure métallique.


Bonjour Danilo
Un autre point de vue qui donne une superbe perspective.L'effet de lumière et les couleurs du ciel sont somptueueses.Bravo et TFS.Catherine

Hello Danilo,

This is such a strong, symbolic memorial.
Your composition has it emerging magestically from the corners and curving expansively towards the Heavens. It has the same uplifting impact as triumphal arches may have done centuries ago!
Like you, I love the warm light surrounding the lower section.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-12-17 3:00]

Hi Danilo

For a moment I thought you'd been to the Middle East, as this is strikingly similar to some Islamic architecture Ive seen images of. A good upward pov, nice warm cold color contrasts, and good separation space between each of the 3 swordlike structures. Tfs!

  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2010-12-22 7:57]

Hi Danilo
Excellent vertical composition with wonderful light and color that I use to wish you and your family Merry Christmas,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-05 8:38]


fantastique effet et compo avec ce ciel orange en fond grandisoe compo et iamge superbe iamge quelle vue.

Bravo et amitié



Simply beautiful.
Love this sunrise atmosphere, warm & cold tones go well together.
I miss your photos.

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