A Soldier in Korea by Cora Wandel

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The face of an American soldier at The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial consists of 19 statues of soldiers that are walking together as if through rugged terrain. They are heavily dressed with big ponchos and are encumbered with various gear. Each soldier represents one of the four branches of the military – the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force – and carries the equipment that its branch of the military used in the war. The statues also reflect various physical and mental states, such as exhaustion, confusion, resolve and trepidation, but as a unit they appear strong and are forging ahead. The memorial opened in 1995 and is located near the Lincoln Memorial directly across the Reflecting Pool from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Source: www.nab.usace.army.mil

Thank you to the group “Statues and Such” for featuring this photograph.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D


  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    excellent capture, works great in b/w

  • Thank you Kathy

    – Cora Wandel

  • Stuart Baxter
    Stuart Baxterabout 5 years ago

    wow…sensational close up

  • Thank you Stuart

    – Cora Wandel

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Cora, the pain in the expression is ovbious. Stunning work my friend. Don.

  • Thank you Don, I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    – Cora Wandel

  • VanillaDolphin
    VanillaDolphinabout 5 years ago

    This is one of my favorite places to visit in DC! Great picture =)

  • Thank you, it’s an awesome memorial to visit.

    – Cora Wandel

  • BigD
    BigDabout 5 years ago

    Looks great in b/w, Cora

  • Thank you BigD!

    – Cora Wandel

  • walela
    walelaabout 5 years ago

    So poignant!

  • Thank you!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...about 5 years ago

    Wonderful picture Cora! The b/w is perfect here!

  • Thank you Anne-Marie!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Steve  Buffington
    Steve Buffingtonabout 5 years ago

    Cora, I am agreeing with others on the POV. Excellent. I also like the B&W. Just fits.—Steve

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 5 years ago

    hey Cora! this is an awesome peice of b/w, and the angle is impressive. congrats on the feature too ;o)

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