View Full Version : First Post -- WW II Memorial - Pacific War

07-05-2004, 04:18 AM
I'm working on a composite of the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC. Here is the Pacific War section.


07-05-2004, 10:19 AM
Looks great. Hope to make it out there this year sometime. Keep us POST-ed. :)

07-05-2004, 12:43 PM
Well, my thoughts:

You'll want to photograph the memorial, right? Go down on it! Literally; the way the fountains are cropped out and the sense of height in the photograph seems a little off; it's too un-isolated. I can't say Try shooting from lower below, so you can get a slightly different perspective, as someone sitting on the steps near the pool may. That way, the tips of the monument will not have so much vastness above it, and it'll be easier to simply concentrate on the subject.

Also, the colours seem a bit...well, bland. I realize it is a solemn subject, and warm tones wouldn't do too good, neither would a carribean shade for the water, but make the sky a brilliant blue! Some of the water can use a little extra something too, as can the clouds. I hope you don't mind my altering your image, I just wanted to show you what you I mean, quickly scrapped up:


Anyway, just wanting to help :)

07-06-2004, 02:14 PM
I appreciate your comments. As part of my response, this image is one of three major images going into a composite so I had some limits in the size vertically. I could have gone a bit lower but not much for good panorama shooting. I would still miss some stuff on the bottom. Regarding color and the sky, I try to document what nature provide with some improvement but not much. Anyone who lives here would know that such a sky as in your "improvement" is extremely rare if not unknown in Washington, DC in the summer months. As a matter of taste, I prefer to be closer to reality. At some point, it would become, perhaps, more artistic but less a recording of what is really there. Leon