It's been so beautiful this week here in D.C. I had to go out a photograph some of the Nation's monuments. It's been averaging at least 70 degrees or higher; so I had to take advantage of their unusual weather. The first on my list was the Air Force Memorial - well of course it's the first; since I'm an Air Force Veteran. Not only is it marvelously grand in person, it is also a wonderfully photogenic structure. At wide angles, one can capture the great expanse to the sky and can create interesting shapes with the different angles of the Memorial’s dramatically curved spires. The sheen steel also brilliantly illuminates with sunlight, creating some exciting shape and color.
Depending on your angle and if it's a sunny day, the monument will have a beautiful glow.
The Air Force Memorial is a national place of pride, reverence and remembrance located just outside the Nation’s Capital, in Arlington, Virginia. It is dedicated to the Men and Women of the United States Air Force and its Heritage Organizations. The Memorial was given to the nation during its formal dedication on October 14, 2006.
The Air Force Memorial is located on a promontory in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the Pentagon and adjacent to Arlington Cemetery. The Air Force Memorial is easily seen on the skyline of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in Arlington county.
Tamieka is a Northern Virginia Photographer. She specializes in family, maternity, child, and military photography.