Thursday, December 27, 2007
My original intent with this picture was to capture the Air Force Memorial at night. Located across the river and near the center of the picture is a lighted, three-pronged, stainless steel sculpture that depicts an aerial formation known as a starburst. This is the Washington area's newest monument to the military. It's in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from Arlington National Cemetery.
Original intentions aside, what I ended up with was a picture that captured the memorial, but also has the added benefit of some really cool lighting on the trees in West Potomac Park. I failed to notice--or perhaps more correctly, I failed to fully appreciate the potential effect--the street light behind the tree on the middle left would have on the overall composition of the picture. Again, an example for me of a happy mistake that yielded a far more interesting picture than expected.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 12/07