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US Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA
Posted By: MRRiley, 05-31-2009, 05:42 PM

Shot these today at the US Force Cycling Classic. First time I'd been down to the memorial for my branch of the US military...





Shot with the DA 16-45... but I really needed that DA 10-17....

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05-31-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Very nice, Mike. Do you know when they created that? I've only been to Arlington once, just after 9/11/01 , and I don't recall seeing anything like it.

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The second image is very good. I love the way you composed the shot with the sun peaking on the edge of the monument.
Well done.
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The following link has a bit of history and info about the USAF Memorial:

United States Air Force Memorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Nice Mike. My only shots of this are from the window while driving past on 395. Someday I need to stop there and take some real shots of it.
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number 2 is super... angle, shadows, and the sun at the tip is a great touch...
also, it's nice to remember those who served..............
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Thanks everyone. #2 was definately "the shot" I just wish I'd had that DA 10-17mm. It'd have been better if I could've included everything from the ground up.

#1 is just a standard "documentary" shot to show what the monument looks like overall.

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Great shots, Mike - number 2 is particularly cool to me. To be honest, I didn't know the individual services have memorials - I don't ever recall seeing the Army one when I was in Washington.

Any way - super pictures.

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Actually the only other "service specific" memorials are the US Marine Memorial and the US Navy Memorial. The US Army has no stand-alone single service monument or memorial but darn near every military related memorial in DC is very heavily Army oriented (and I for one am extremely greatful for their service and sacrifice). Maybe they do need to build an Army specific memorial though.

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Well you had the DA 10-17 for a while and you gave it back !! I really like the second shot. The DA 12-24 would be a good choice as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MRRiley Quote
Jer,

Actually the only other "service specific" memorials are the US Marine Memorial and the US Navy Memorial. The US Army has no stand-alone single service monument or memorial but darn near every military related memorial in DC is very heavily Army oriented (and I for one am extremely greatful for their service and sacrifice). Maybe they do need to build an Army specific memorial though.

Mike
Well, us old Army guys can't complain; as you say, the Army hardly goes unnoticed among the memorials.

I was in Washington about a year ago and saw - for my first time the WWII, Korean War and Vietman War memorials. Quite a privilege for me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mithrandir Quote
The following link has a bit of history and info about the USAF Memorial:

United States Air Force Memorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ah, thanks - I didn't think to google it up... My brain musta been occupied with getting ready for the software testing I'm at this week. Yeah, that's the ticket, I was thinking about work, yeah... That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

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06-01-2009, 01:41 PM   #13
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What an interesting sculpture. I had never seen or heard of it. Both are great shots!
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