The Wall

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  1. The_Traveler

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    Down on the Mall, before the tourists flood DC

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    I know well that taking any picture at the Wall will echo back to the millions of snaps before but I went down there to see a friend and it seemed wrong to not mark that time.
     
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    That second shot - very nice.

    I remember all the controversy when this design was chosen....

    Nothing really prepares you for the impact when you go there - even if you've been before.
    I tear up just thinking about it.

    You captured the effect quite well Lew.
     
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    I go at least once a year to see my college friend's name.

    CPT NORMAN PAUL SINGER, MD is honored on Panel 24W, Row 47
    killed in attack 17/18 May 1969 on Fire Support Base HUSKY

    from the after action report

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    I like that you went with b&w which gives it a somber feeling. It also kind of has the look of a newspaper photo from that era. The 2nd photo is a great capture of a personal moment.
     
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    I really like how contrasty the first one is! It really sets a nice town
     
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    These remarks are insightful and really get at what I wanted to do.
    I wanted the Wall itself to be more important and so lifted the contrast up in the wall so the reflections are more obvious and real.
    At the same time, I wanted the person on the right to have that contrasty rough 'newspaper' kind of look so the Wall becomes the subject and the person less important.

    Thanks for looking and commenting.
     
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    I am not an American but the feelings are same. Very sobering.
     
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    thats funny when i saw it i thought "damn all these people died and all they got was this fukn wall"

    i like the second shot though.
     

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