Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Today's entry is for Benjamin and his dad, Kirk, who is stationed at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. I met Benjamin and his dad, along with his mom and sister, while I was out photographing the United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington this past weekend. Benjamin was intrigued by the angles and set-ups I was choosing and he and I had a lovely conversation.
I featured a couple of photos of this memorial earlier this summer, but it was a day of double entries and didn't get quite the play I'd hoped it would so I'm featuring new photos here today. I took nearly 100 shots of this memorial and, with each successive snap, I grew to like this modern tribute to our men and women in the Air Force. When it was first erected, I confess, I hated it. Thought it was a dog. A monstrosity. But, as I've spent time photographing it, I've gained a measure of respect and appreciation for it and now think it's a nice addition to the Washington area skyline. Aesthetics aside, it's a fitting tribute to the men and women who have and are protecting our nation's airways.
To see my original entry about the United States Air Force Memorial, go here. To see a few more pictures, visit Standing Room Only. And, for even more photos of this new memorial, visit my galleries at ImageKind.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 08/08