One Shot: Dulce Et Decorum Est

We photographers are lovers of light, and of patterns, and of colors and lines and textures. As such, some places we walk into simply make our jaws drop, and inspire a range of feelings. Simple awe for one, excitement for the opportunity to try to capture that place in a photograph–and a bit of trepidation knowing that we and our gear may not be up to the task. These are sacred places.

This place is doubly sacred, since it is the heart of the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis, commemorating all from Indiana who lost their lives in American wars. Indy boasts more statues and monuments than any American city besides Washington, D.C., and the War Memorial is perhaps the crown jewel. But I think more of this place will have to wait for a larger post. For now let’s just admire the amazing Shrine Room.

Technical: Canon 7D with Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II @ f/2.8, ISO 1600. 3-exposure HDR image processed with Nik HDR Efex Pro and Adobe Lightroom.

I’ve always believed that the mark of a successful travel photo is that it makes the viewer want to visit that spot. One Shot posts are meant for that purpose: to share a single photo that I think captures a location nicely, and is worth lingering over for a moment. I hope you agree!

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