Monday, December 14, 2009

Monochrome Monday

This is a picture I took last spring at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The memorial was designed by Maya Lin in 1981. The walls of the memorial have a mirror-like surface of polished black granite reflecting images of the visitors and surrounding monuments, trees and clouds. The names of all the dead and missing are engraved on its walls. The young girl above is making a rubbing of one of the names

17 comments:

Eki said...

marvelous!

i like the moment, the composition (with that reflection).

bravo!

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is an amazing photo. so touching to see someone so young & so thougtful.

joo said...

It's such an amazing photo! Well done.
Have a good week:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks a lot for this capture and perfect post. I did some beautiful pictures from this place ( in 2007 )and it's really touching and it invites us to take a time to think about peace...
Hugs
Léia

Malyss said...

A picture that tells a lot of different stories, so a very interesting one!
The reflection is incredible. Avery good illustration for the word "memory"...

Aileni said...

Worth a thousand words.

hip chick said...

Wow! that is such a great photo.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This has just become my new favorite. So much movement, energy, and emotion in this photo!

brattcat said...

Very, very moving.

swttonka said...

Love this! I love the Wall, its a beautiful and somber place! nicely done! -Aubrey (mycameraseye.shutterfly.com)

RogerB said...

A truly fantastic photo!

amatamari© said...

A simple gesture, a reflection
full of life.
Magnificent.

awarewriter said...

Thank you for this excellent and moving photo.

marley said...

That is an excellent photo. Really very good.

Linnea W said...

That's a beautiful shot...perfectly captured in black and white. I remember I was at the opening ceremony of this memorial...years ago...it was very moving.

John said...

One of the iconic war memorials, and a great new way of seeing it.

slim said...

This is award-winning photo journalism work! You really captured a poignant moment and monochrome is a brilliant choice for this somber scene.