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twin towers memorial

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Bimjo, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Back in September (the 11th to be exact) this memorial was unveiled in Kennewick, WA. Having traveled 2714 miles from ground zero it now pays respect to those souls that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

    It consists of a section of the steel beam system that made up the skeleton of one of the towers, topped by a flag pole.

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    I intended to shoot a whole series of shots from all angles. Unfortunately the maintenace guys were spreading recycled grass (cow flop) with a tractor drawn broadcast spreader. As you can see from the flag the wind was blowing pretty good. The memorial is downwind of the fertilizer pile. I got 2 shots and they asked me to move my car so they could get to the pile. So I did. By the time they got done the clouds had moved and the subject was in very harsh direct light instead of the nicely diffused light seen here.

    So, I'll have to go back another day. It's an interesting piece and worthy of a re-shoot.
  2. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Thanks Bimjo,
    I like the way you used the 'rule of thirds' in the composition, good photo!
  3. Luiz Curcino

    Luiz Curcino TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 27, 2012
    Uberlandia-MG Brasil
    Hi, Bimjo! Beautiful pics of the memorial to the victims of the WTC. I like the framing and image composition.
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Very nice, if a bit pale.

    Can't believe it has been over ten years!
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Yeah, I may need to back off the fill light a bit. Had I had the time I would have shot this in HDR mode. Maybe next time. ;) 
  7. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Definitely worth a trip back. Thx
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    congratulations really incredible, the sky looks very cool ...
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Thanks guys.
  10. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    I like this photo a lot, I Think the scene would speak to me slightly differently though if perhaps it was set on a different surface surrounding rather than grass.
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Thank you, and you're probably right. I think the basalt columns were a nod toward that. But, since we live in a semi-arid climate we tend to use any excuse we can find to plant grass. ;) 
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