Memorial Day is a unique holiday in the United States. There is no gift giving and no commercialization. We simply set aside a day to remember all of those brave men and women who served their country in our military. Many who served made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in the course of their service. To all of you, we thank you for giving us your service so that we can live in liberty and freedom while so many others around the world strain to achieve what we have.
I was going downtown early this morning to shoot a job for a friend of mine. After checking my Skyfire app inside TPE I saw that there was a pretty high chance of a brilliant sunrise this morning. So, I got up a couple of hours earlier and headed down well before sunrise.
Fortunately, the hole in the fence at North Avenue was still open – the City and photographers have somewhat of an ongoing battle to keep it patched and keep it open respectively – and I was the only photographer present, so I was able to set up and watch the sunrise unfold.
I’ve been wanting to take another crack at shooting from the North Avenue bridge for a while now. Fortunately, all the elements came together today and I was able to make some pretty nice images. Well, at least I think they’re nice. It’s up to you to be the judge. Enjoy!