WWII Memorial at Liberty State Park

Posted by Yonatan (New York, United States) on 16 August 2009 in Documentary & Street.

Inscription at the base of the statue:

Dedicated to America’s role of preserving freedom and rescuing the oppressed, this monument, by Natan Rapoport, of an American soldier carrying a World War II concentration camp survivor was gifted to the State of New Jersey through the generosity of thousands of people of good will. May 30, 1985.

While walking around Liberty State Park I came upon this imposing memorial. Just standing 30 feet back a taking a photo simply would have done it justice. The only technical difficulty was the exposure of the soldiers face. The sun was overhead and he had a bad shadow covering his entire face. Since I don't yet own a reflector (and I know that I really need to get one) I had to deal with this in post production. Lightroom made this very easy. I used the adjustment brush to increase the exposure over the shadowed area of his face.

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Olympus E-510
1/400 second
ISO 100
34 mm

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