National Memorial Arch
Valley Forge National Historic Park, Pennsylvania, USA
December 10, 2005, 2:37 PM
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© 2005 Carlton SooHoo, All Rights Reserved.
EquipmentFujifilm FinePix S3 Pro, Nikon Nikkor 8 mm f/2.8 fisheye, Agnos MRotator TCP Short, Manfrotto 3001B Pro tripod. Some warm leather gloves and a thermos of hot chocolate was helpful. Stitching was with Easypano's Panoweaver 4.0.
Behind the scene : how this panorama was madeLike many public memorials, there are constantly tourists all about. I had only moments to set up and shoot before the arriving tourists would appear. Some tourists were nearby, but I used photoshop to make them disappear. It was also very cold and slippery and the tripod made for a good balancing third leg.
I took four shots at 90 degrees each, and one shot straight upward.
Exposure was: ISO 100, f/8, 1/180 sec. Raw image recorded.
InscriptionsAnd here in this place of sacrifice in this vale of humiliation in this valley of the shadow of that death out of which the life of America rose regenerate and free let us believe with an abiding Faith that to them Union will seem as dear and liberty as sweet and progress as glorious as they were to our fathers and are to you and me and that the institutions which have made us happy preserved by the virtue of our children shall bless the remotest generation of the time to come.
Henry Armitt Brown
Commander in Chief: George Washington
Major Generals: DeKalb, Greene, Lafayette, Lee, Mifflin, Steuben, Stirling, Sullivan
Brigadier Generals: Armstrong, DuPortail, Glover, Huntington, Knox, Learned, McIntosh, Maxwell, Muhlenberg, Patterson, Poor, Scott, Smallwood, Varnum, Wayne, Weedon, Woodford, Pulaski