Thursday, January 7, 2016

Viewpoints At The Monument

I was up around the Peacekeeping Monument one day between Christmas and New Years, and liked the way it stood out against the late afternoon light. So I photographed it from various angles.

36 comments:

  1. Very nice monument and I love that sky!

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  2. There are great contrasts of light.

    Tomás.

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  3. Impressive from all angles - i think I like the silhouettes in the second last shot the best

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  4. Very dramatic with the silhouettes. You've captured it well!

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  5. Shot in silhouette like this makes the scene seem tres realistic William. I really admire this monument!

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  6. Superb shots. Makes them look alive

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  7. Yes, the silhouettes make the people look real. Great visual appeal!

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. For a moment I thought the people were real but thet didn't move. Nice photos.

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  9. i am like others above, i wonder if the folks were real at 1st, i had to zoom in for quote reading. neat sculptures. ( :

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  10. @Linda: I was glad to have the camera along that day.

    @Cloudia: that is my impression with this place.

    @Andy: thank you.

    @Tomas: there was.

    @Aimee: the last two were taken a few minutes after the others.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Grace: so do I.

    @Bill: I certainly thought so.

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Marianne: they do seem alive. The statues are larger than life though.

    @Beth: I had never photographed that quote.

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  11. I thought they were alive. Lovely skies from shots taken from different angles.

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  12. Nice shots of this impressive monument, William. The last one is my favourite this time.

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  13. Good job. It does look great against that moody sky.

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  14. Very REAL.
    I like the way you composed this.

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  15. @EG: I was quite pleased by the lighting conditions.

    @Nancy: this monument is quite a photographer's opportunity!

    @Jan: mine too.

    @Sharon: it really does.

    @Gunn: thank you!

    @VP: very much so.

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  16. Great silhouettes! At first I wondered why soldiers were on top the monument and then I realized it was part of the sculpture.

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  17. It looks great against the blue sky.

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  18. Great captures. Took me a bit to decide but I like the second shot the best, although something about the last shot really appeals to me as well.

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  19. You see those kind of silhouettes around D.C. and you can be pretty sure there the Secret Service. :-)

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  20. Very dramatic, they work very well..

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  21. @Red: it's a very vivid monument.

    @Marleen: it certainly does!

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Ciel: thanks!

    @Anita: that was one of those late afternoons where the light seemed to be changing constantly.

    @Tex: thank you!

    @Janey: that appears to be the consensus.

    @Revrunner: that I can see, yes.

    @Geoff: that's what I thought.

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  22. Loved the lighting. The figures look so real.

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  23. I almost thought they were real people at first! Lovely shots.

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  24. I might like the third and the last best, William. Those with some light on the base made the figures stand out better to me than those in which everything was in profile.

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  25. Well done! Like Jack, I like the third and last ones the most. The lines of the monument base are strong and dramatic and the sculptures are so lifelike.

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  26. Thise statues could almost be taken for actual soldiers if one didn't know better.

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