Friday, February 6, 2009

Korean War Memorial In The Snow

As mentioned in a previous rant, on a recent miserable and cold snow day I wandered out to see some of the monuments before sunset. Yes, I live that close to these monuments and I often forget just how lucky I am to have this privilege. I actually live about 8 football fields away from the Pentagon which could be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it from a safety standpoint.

I have a camera. It's not mine. I got it for free.

It's an old school Kodak Easy Share that has a 125 mb memory card (it wouldn't take anything larger). This means I can get maybe 80 pictures in of acceptable quality before it turns into the flinstones mobile.

I'm not a great photographer and I certainly don't have the right weaponry for taking quality level shots. I just try to take shots that either people don't usually go for. Or I have to struggle a little to get the shots. This trip involved the latter.

I took the metro the the national mall and walked not quite 2 miles through a very slight 34 degree wind filled early dusk. I've always been fascinated with the Korean War Memorial and so few people think of it out of the context of M.A.S.H.

I like people to interpret photos and art for themselves since I have no talent whatsoever. I just enjoyed the stark, almost morbid, feeling this place gave off in the snow. Humbling to say the least.

(My personal top 3 from the shoot can be found at the bottom of the post)

Feel free to leave feedback on your thoughts as well.

(Click to enlarge all photos)

Above is the only shot of me. Taken by a stranger who owned a much nicer SLR of some type. I felt confident he wouldn't run off with my p.o.s.

(Below are my personal Top 3)

1 comment:

Chilly Breeze said...

T - it's the photographer not the camera yaddi yadda yadda etc... I know people who use megapricey DSLRs just to take snapshots and artists that use disposable cameras. One tenet I like is: a good photo takes balls because you have to be where you shouldn't be. Also, dslr with wide angle is great for climbing; small digitals suck for climbing. Lastly, my fav pic is the first one. Otherwise, DC leaves me cold architecturally as it's too symmetric/colorless. Peace.