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Celebrating VE Day: The Memorials of World War II (Navy, WWII, Iwo Jima)

Photograph the memorials on the National Mall to the "Greatest Generation": The War Memorials of World War II

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The nation’s capital honors the American heroes of World War II with an extraordinary array of memorials. As we approach the 75th Anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day, Washington Photo Safari now offers an opportunity to capture the real meaning of these memorials inside your camera.
Beginning with the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue this photo safari does close-up work on the famous naval battles of World War II carved in bronze inlays, and we also photograph the poignant Lone Sailor statue looking out over the world’s Seven Seas.
We then go by car to the famous World War II Memorial on the National Mall, with its arches and inlays depicting the battle of the Pacific War and the European Theater, with its lovely fountain of arching streams, and the wall dedicated to Gold Star families who lost their sons and daughters in the war. The inlay figures along the walls offer great opportunities for close-up depictions of battle scenes like the Normandy Landing.
We then travel to Arlington VA to end up at the 76-foot tall Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial which depicts the flag-raising on Mt Suribachi made famous by Joe Rosenthal’s classic 1945 photograph. From there we also get a magnificent view of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the US Capitol, all neatly aligned in your camera viewfinder. Professional photographer E. David Luria provides tips on composition, exposure, lighting, and informal outdoor portraiture.

The fee includes transportation from site to site. Meet in front of Lone Sailor statue at Navy Memorial, Closest METRO is Navy Memorial/ Archives on Yellow/ Green Lines. Safari ends at 5:30 and clients will be driven to the Rosslyn METRO on Blue/Orange/Silver Lines.