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Blue Memorial
26-Oct-2012 Philip Leara

Blue Memorial

Thank you to all Veterans who have served their country.

The Soldiers Memorial and Military Museum in Downtown St. Louis was built in 1938 with entrances marked by four monumental sculptures representing Loyalty, Vision, Courage and Sacrifice.

Nikon D7000
30s f/8.0 at 10.0mm iso100 full exif

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Lensrentals07-Nov-2013 13:28
This image was a multi-exposure HDR and I am including only one of the non-merged copies along with the final which was merged using Photoshop 5. Note, no adjustments outside of HDR merge was done in Photoshop, all corrections were done in Lightroom 4.

The image is of the Soldiers Memorial in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri titled "Blue Memorial" and is part of a personal project I undertook during the Summer of 2012 which I called "Blue St. Louis" encompassing a number of buildings, memorials and landmarks where I live here in St. Louis.

Aside from the stock Lens Corrections check box "Enable Profile Corrections" in Lightroom, I only touched the Vertical slider in the Manual panel. However this had to be adjusted to a value of -95!

And, lastly, a little history of this image would be that it was made after my FOURTH (and final) trip to the memorial over the course of two months! All in an attempt to get an angle and composition I liked. I tried everything from failed panoramas to flat, boring, head-on angles.

Technical details include:
Nikon D7000
7-exposure bracket between 2 and 25 seconds
ISO 100
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM @ 10mm
All EXIF data should be intact including GPS coordinates.
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