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Air Force Memorial

So after several weeks of traveling and working on the backlog of work I'm happy to show of the first image of my 2012 Roadtrip through the southern states.

Our first stop was Arlington where I took this shot early in the morning at 6am and the weather was really lousy.

This is the first image which I tonemapped in Lightroom because the program can now handle 32 bit images and I'm totally blown away by the results. What do you think?

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-overs. Hit 'L' to view large on black

 

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Taken on May 21, 2012