Where: Washington DC
Between Meeting: After the Nature’s Best Opening
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most emotional places I have ever visited.
I was too young to understand the Vietnam War while it was happening, but seeing the 58,000+ names on that wall, made it all very real about the toll of ideology and politics.
I wanted to find a way to make the names more prominent and by changing the traditional view, I found an incident angle which turned the black marble to grey. I switched to manual mode to set a narrow depth of field. This allowed me to keep a person reading the names soft, so the names would be stand out for the greatest impact.