134/365: Tomb of the Unknown [explored]
This was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
A sentry is posted twenty four hours a day as an honor guard for the Tomb (which is the white crypt in the background).
This was close to the picture I envisioned capturing.
How I did it:
Set up a tripod, and fired repeatedly as he walked past.
For composition, I liked the shot where he was just to the left of the Tomb, so I made that the base picture. Then I used PSE magnetic lasso and cut and pasted 6 other images of him from the rejected pictures and pasted those onto layers. I reduced the opacity of each layer as it moved away from the base. The two images on either side of the base shot were at about 70% opacity - then 60, 50, etc. I was hoping that would give it a sense of him fading away, but also of timelessness.