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Uploaded: 10/05/14 8:26 PM GMT
W is for Why
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This is a monument dedicated to all those who serve or have served in the U.S. Air Force. That's the Pentagon behind it and my perspective places the monument exactly where hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed on 9/11, killing all 64 people on board including the five hijackers and six crew as well as 125 people in the building. Hence, W for Why? That's the U.S. Capital in the background. The Jefferson Memorial and a part of Arlington Cemetery can also be seen off to the left. As you can see, aircraft make frequent flights into nearby Reagan National Airport. This photo is best viewed in full. It is my entry into the current contest. I returned from D.C. yesterday so I should be more regular on Caedes. Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.

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.Starglow
10/05/14 8:50 PM GMT
WOW! That is certainly a winner, what a wonderful monument.
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::tigger3
10/05/14 9:06 PM GMT
Doug, I don't know if it could get any better than this image. First of all W for why is well documented in this capture. It is a very dramatic image, and a excellent entry for the contest, and a meaningful tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. It's been a few years but I have stayed in DC some years ago, and this all looks so familiar to me, except for the monument of course. Bravo! and I'm glad you made it home safely, this is a fave for me. =^..^=tigs♥
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::biffobear
10/05/14 9:07 PM GMT
That's a good one...What goes on behind those closed doors I wonder..R.
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::braces
10/05/14 9:12 PM GMT
It's W for WOW! What a vista.
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"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." W.C. Fields. So I bet you'll go over to see My Gallery.
.picardroe
10/05/14 9:16 PM GMT
Beautiful capture of this nice monument.
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.GIGIBL
10/05/14 9:20 PM GMT
Excellent shot Doug very well captured,Bravo.
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::Ramad
10/05/14 9:27 PM GMT
An impressive photo and a very good entry for the contest Doug. As to the question why - ignorance, hatred, Fanaticism, all these still do not in any way explain why innocent persons should become the victims.
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.bfrank
10/05/14 9:30 PM GMT
That's a beautiful picture Doug and a good one for the contest. What happened on that day will always be a big why for many. My niece was in that building at that time of that terrible day. I thank God she was alright.
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Life's moments are sweet. I just want to capture all that I can of them.
.danika
10/06/14 1:21 AM GMT
I believe we ask the 'why' everyday. The 9/11 tragedy affected so many people ... not only in the USA, but all across the globe. Excellent contest entry, Doug ... one that conveys emotion too. Best wishes in the contest.
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.casechaser
10/06/14 2:02 AM GMT
Having an airliner in the shot adds even more impact to your extraordinary picture.
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::Constance52347
10/06/14 2:04 AM GMT
Great image and I agree with everyone's comments
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::0930_23
10/06/14 3:15 AM GMT
This shot is "chock full" of history, Gibbs.
Thanks for the dedication.
Great entry. I am afraid my S worm is in trouble.

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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
::Dunstickin
10/06/14 6:46 AM GMT
It's a WOW'ser of a shot Doug!...Terrible times indeed back back then!..

I love the expanse here...lots to look at...and the structure really catches the eye!
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"Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured"> "You can observe a lot by just watching". - Yogi Berra
::corngrowth
10/06/14 10:40 AM GMT
Washington DC is well known to me Doug (because I've visited many times Alexandria, Virginia). So the by you pictured Pentagon is well known to me too. The monument however is new to me, because I was already retired when the 9/11 tragedy had happened. Thanks for this 'update' my friend. A somewhat touching (realizing what has happened then) but appropriate image for the contest. Good Luck.
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::luckyshot
10/06/14 1:06 PM GMT
Doug - Why remains an unanswered question. the 'W' makes a fine entry for the contest. With the larger perspective of DC in the background, it is a poignant monument. Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine The Earth without art is just 'eh'.
.gizmo1
10/06/14 3:11 PM GMT
Great looking landscape photography and very good detail considering the distance you are from this monument and very nice composition too.
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.Jimbobedsel
10/06/14 3:31 PM GMT
Totally awesome shot, Doug. Could be a winner in the contest.
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.icedancer
10/09/14 8:11 PM GMT
Magnificent and meaningful posting for the contest, excellent angle showing us a lot of Washington DC. Your explanation to the image is outstanding
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::0930_23
10/14/14 1:23 AM GMT
Congrats on the 2nd place finish in the contest Gibbs.
You always do well.
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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
::corngrowth
10/14/14 6:59 AM GMT
Congrats with your second place in the contest Doug.
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Try to change what you can't accept, but accept what you can't change. Please CLICK HERE to see my journal! Feel free to save my images or to add them to your favorites.
::braces
10/14/14 1:07 PM GMT
I thought all along that this was a stunning image. Well done on your second place.
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"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." W.C. Fields. So I bet you'll go over to see My Gallery.
.danika
10/14/14 4:56 PM GMT
Congrat's on 2nd place, Doug. Well deserved & an awesome image.
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I LOVE LABS!!!
::bfrank
10/15/14 12:33 AM GMT
Congratulations Doug on 2nd place. Well done.
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Life's moments are sweet. I just want to capture all that I can of them.
.rajaraza
10/31/14 2:00 AM GMT
Well done, I am trying to figure how you took this picture. Sheraton?
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