Monday, January 10, 2011

Iwo Jima in Silhouette

Sometimes, it's the small victories in life that can be the most rewarding. For example, I love photographing the Marine Corps War Memorial or Iwo Jima in Arlington, but haven't been successful at getting a good image with the American flag unfurled until last year. Either there was too much wind or no wind at all that foiled my earlier attempts. As this photograph proves, persistence combined with patience can pay off. If the flag was blowing to the right of the flag pole, it would have mimicked the famous Joe Rosenthal photograph which inspired the memorial in the first place. Hopefully during my next visit to the memorial, I'll get lucky and take that image next.

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