When a heavy fog hit Washington DC it provided the perfect backdrop to photograph the soldiers at the Korean War Memorial.
The Korean War Memorial is located on the National Mall just to the southeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The main part of the memorial is 19 stainless steel statues of soldiers that were designed to resemble a squad on patrol. The soldiers were sculpted to be larger than life-size.
One of the difficulties in photographing the squad of soldiers is the background. It seems like anyway you turn you get an element in the background that you’d rather not have in your image. One direction will have the Lincoln Memorial in the background. Another direction will have the granite wall behind them. And then the final direction is sometimes difficult because it’s the pathway that tourists walk on.
Luckily the heavy thick air provided the perfect backdrop for the soldiers. Everything was coated with a layer of moisture. The soldiers had water dripping off them, which gave an added reflection to them.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head