With Veterans Day Weekend coming up I decided to post a photo of the soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima. I took this photograph of the Iwo Jima Memorial on the same morning I took the last one, Forged In Fire. All I had to do was have patience and wait for the colors of the sky to change United States.
This photograph was taken approximately 20 minutes before Forged In Fire. As I’ve written about before (see Repairing The Monument I, II, and III), the morning light is constantly changing. Once you are all setup you just have to wait and see what colors come out. Sometimes the conditions aren’t favorable and you won’t get anything good. Other times there might only be a two minute window when the clouds and colors of the sky look good. But the really good mornings, those are the times when everything lines up right and you’ll get multiple photographs all with a different feel .
Thank You To Our Veterans
Veterans Day was created from Armistice Day, a day to celebrate the end of World War I and honor the veterans of the war. After World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day to honor and recognize all veterans.
To all of our veterans, past, present, and future, thank you for your service to our country. I’ve made a facebook cover image that thanks our veterans for their service which I’ll be using on my page:
If you’d like to use this image on your page you can download it here.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head