I ended last week’s post with a photo of the Washington Monument, mirrored in the reflecting pool that lies between the monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
That reflecting pool brings to mind another city and another body of water, one that is a very integral part of a very different memorial.
The Oklahoma City Bombing took place twenty one years ago but the citizens of that city remember the day as if no years have gone by between then and now. If you lived there at that moment, at 9:03 on April 19, 1995, you were forever changed.
Oklahoma City was forever changed.
Long before this week’s photo challenge I started seeing life through a frame.
Being a photographer will do that to you, perhaps not always in a good way, because often I tend to not pay attention to the “big” picture when I’m experiencing something. Instead, my photo mind is always framing what’s happening and thinking about the image that will result, as opposed to simply being in the moment.
I had the privilege of observing an Honor Flight this week and since I really was there to document the experience for a friend and her dad, I felt I was justified in seeing it all through my lens. I also added this week’s photo challenge into the day by looking for frames within my frame.
This is what I came up with throughout my day in Washington, DC.
A perfectly blue sky above me as I exited the Metro:
A group of Veterans framed by Honor Guard Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery: