The National World War II Memorial sits quietly on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Read on to view a zoomable version of this photograph where you can read the state names on the Memorial.
While not being as tall as some of the other monuments and memorials in Washington DC, it can easily be missed while driving around sight-seeing. But if you decide to walk the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol you’ll definitely not miss it. It’s one of the newest memorials to be built-in Washington DC, dedicated in 2004 two days before Memorial Day. The design consists of large granite pillars arrange around the outside of the memorial. On each pillar is carved the 48 US states in 1945, as well as the District of Columbia, and the US territories at the time. On either side of the memorial sit a large archway, one for the Pacific theater of ar and one for the Atlantic theater of war. There’s also a large Freedom Wall that has 4,048 gold stars, each star representing 100 Americans who died in the war. I have a photograph, World War II Memorial – Stars, of this wall.
I photographed this scene a couple of weeks ago, it’s taken me a while to process the final image. It’s a large HDR stitched image, about 120 megapixels in size. You can see all the detail by zooming into the image below:
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
Canon TC80N3 Timer Remote Control