San Diego, California – USS MIdway (HDR)

When in San Diego a few weeks back I took a stroll in the early AM down to the USS Midway.  Took a few HDR shots and kept walking.  On the other side was this wonderful statue…called “Unconditional Surrender”.   The sun was rising and the clouds were just right to shoot this in HDR!   This photo goes out to all the sailors in the world!  We all thank you for your support!

I had no idea such a statue existed.  I looked it up online: The 25ft tall statue is of the famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt during the VJ Day celebrations in Times Square in 1945. Located next to the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego the statue is quite popular with couples striking the same pose and having their picture taken next to the huge fiqures. The official name of the 6,000-pound sculpture is “Unconditional Surrender” however most people just call it the kiss statue. The work of art was dedicated on February 11, 2007 and has been turning heads ever since.

Talke Photography settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 22.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/18
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Color Efex Pro
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