icy spires

The United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., looks like a simple structure — three tall spires of stainless steel curving outward to evoke a “bomb burst” maneuver. But it’s a fascinating photographic study, changing colors based on sky conditions from blue to steel gray to bright white to the colors of the sunrise. Up close, a photographer can distort the spires into something that looks totally different from the view from a distance, blowing up or twisting the curves into weird shapes.

My verdict? Way cool. If you’re in the area, check it out.


~ by philliefan on November 15, 2008.

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