Into the Wild Blue Yonder
An approaching weather front enabled me to capture the soaring columns of the Air Force Memorial, overlooking Washington
from high ground in Arlington, Virginia, against constantly changing dramatic skies, near the end of an early autumn day.
The image was captured on Kodak Ektar-100 film in a Canon EOS-500N with Tokina 20-35 mm lens at its widest setting.
It is available in archival gallery prints and as a custom printed Photo Note Card.
©2012 Steve Ember
s. sabine krause 25/10/2012 10:35dark clouds swarming an innocent blue sky – a very dramatic and highly symbolic background to the imposing monument indeed! i read up on it on wikipedia and found out that the three "soaring columns" are supposed to represent the contrails of the air force thunderbirds peeling back in a special maneuver that's their signature. have to admit, though, that my very first thought was a different one: for some reason, i was reminded me of the fossilized bones of a giant prehistoric whale! ; ) a great original view of this rather new landmark of your city! greetings, sabine. p.s.: love how the memorial matches the clouds exactly in color!