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Iwo Jima Memorial #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 July 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Taken from Panel 4 of 4 at the Site of the Memorial:

"Shortly after the release of Associated Press Photographer Joe Rosenthal's famous photo, Sculptor Felix W. de Weldon, then on duty with the U.S. Navy, constructed a scale model followed by several life-sized statues inspired by the scene.

It was then proposed that the symbolic scene be immortalized in bronze. The Marine Corps Memorial Foundation organized the fundraising and creation of the monument. After years of effort, Felix de Weldon and his assistants completed the statue...."

Regardless of what angle this memorial was photographed, I found it to be just as powerful as the last, revealing faces, emotions, and struggle.

Photographed on May 6, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/321 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Well framed shot

21 Jul 2010 5:21am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I like your POV and the beautiful clouds in the background ! Very well done :)

21 Jul 2010 12:50pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo and the composition is excellente. So, le sky with the clouds are very beautiful. Very good work. Have a lovely afternoon Steven.

21 Jul 2010 3:56pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

This is so iconic!

21 Jul 2010 4:27pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Again, strong stuff.

21 Jul 2010 8:13pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

another view..great

21 Jul 2010 8:38pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yes This is a wonderful perspective Steven...did the expressions on the faces seem to be perhaps an inspiration to the artists who did the Korean and Vietnam ones or are they all different?

21 Jul 2010 10:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous! I like this tighter framing, too.

21 Jul 2010 11:00pm