Shrine of Remembrance

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From Wikipedia:

The Shrine of Remembrance, located in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, is one of the largest war memorials in Australia, and resides in Kings Domain. It was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I. It now serves as a memorial for all Australians who served in war and it is the site of annual observances of ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November).

Designed by architects and veterans of World War I, Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop, the Shrine is designed in a classical style, being based on the Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus and the Parthenon in Athens.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 13 exposures (-2,-1.66.-1.33,-1,-.66,-.33,0,+.33,+.66,+1,+1.33,+1.66+2 EV)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 16 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Tripod: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod & Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head
Accessories: Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 14 July 2009 6.27am

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  1. airplaneguy38 38 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image William

  2. bibe86 38 months ago | reply

    is amazing!!!

  3. amy42ndparallel 37 months ago | reply

    That is an epic shot! Very visceral and compelling. I love it.

  4. NonDplum 35 months ago | reply

    Absolutely majestic and awesome. Beautiful

  5. Jennifer Greenland 35 months ago | reply

    Nice! GZ on explore!!

  6. whitebuffalobk 34 months ago | reply

    Hi, William! I found this photo on Explore/places Melbourne and wanted to congratulate you on making that cover shot! I guess they call it the Shrine of Remembrance because once you climb that many steps it's a miracle if you can remember anything!

  7. Polka Face 33 months ago | reply

    I'm a fan. Remarkable work.

  8. ratko.kaucic 33 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image! Wonderful processing!

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  10. SueZinVT 23 months ago | reply

    Wow! This is amazing!

  11. Celine181 22 months ago | reply

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful!

  12. Kispio® 21 months ago | reply

    Awesome! Bellissima foto!

  13. Fra C: 21 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful :)

  14. JD's Photography 19 months ago | reply

    Wow, such dramatic lighting!

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