National World War II Memorial

April 26, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
As with my previous post, the next few posts I will put here are from my most recent trip which was Washington DC. While there we visited many of the different memorials. One of the ones I really wanted to see was the fairly new (2004) National World War II Memorial. It sits between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. It's a very impressive sight to behold. It's comprised of two sides; one for the war in the Pacific and one for the war in the Atlantic. This particular shot was taken from the Atlantic side so you are seeing the Pacific side across the fountains. I highly recommend it if you ever visit there. A have one or two more shots from here that I will post in the coming days.

This one was taken using my Nikon D90 on Aperture Priority mode, Nikkor 18-105 kit lens at 18mm, is comprised of 5 bracketed raws ranging from -2 to +2 EVs at one stop increments, ISO of 200, aperture of f11. I merged it in Photoshop CS4, tonemapped it in Photomatix and post-processed in PS CS4 using the Nik Color Efex plugin's pro contrast, tonal contrast and bleach bypass filters at varying opacity levels. I cleaned it up using Noiseware Pro and sharpened with Nik Sharpener.

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