Carole Kropscot, FPSA  

Metallic - Steel Girder from NYC Twin Towers by Carole Kropscot, FPSA

November 2020 - Metallic - Steel Girder from NYC Twin Towers

About the Image(s)

My subject is metallic but not shiny (the assigned subject is Metallic or Something Shiny). Photo taken during the annual 9-11 memorial service in my city. This is the top of a vertical beam about 14 ft tall. It was part of the World Trade Center. The metal is no longer shiny due to the fire and destruction of the planes/buildings crash in New York City. You can watch a video slideshow I created with photos I to get a better visual idea of what the memorial looks like. It is a small park with tributes to each plane, with a weeping wall representing people's tears, a fire bell replica, a horizontal wall with engraved names, and more. The memorial service happens every year and is open to the public.

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8 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Your slide show is very moving. And very professionally done. There is a lot to see in this image, especially knowing the story behind it. The flag pole and flag echo the shape of the girder. The exposure and color balance is perfect. The texture of the girder shows up well, even though the light is almost straight. I'm sure there were many compositions to work with in this scene, but you picked the best one.   Posted: 11/10/2020 15:10:54

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
Carole, thank you SO MUCH for sharing your wonderful slideshow with us. Beautifully done! The beam stands out against the clear blue sky - great detail and texture and many tones of rusty color. The flag at half mast helps tell a story. This is a very strong image.

  Posted: 11/14/2020 16:16:54

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
Thanks Carole. I didn't even know about that memorial. I thought the blue sky background and capturing the flag in the background was good. It does tell a story. The slide show was an added touch. Very good.   Posted: 11/14/2020 21:13:42
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
You can visit the memorial at any time at the fire department there. But the ceremony happens only once a year. Go before dawn. The sunlight goes through the hole in the girder and lands on each of the physical monuments for each plane that was shot down.   Posted: 11/22/2020 23:01:38

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
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  Posted: 11/15/2020 16:45:29

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
You created some emotional touching video with the right choice of pictures and background music, Carole.   Posted: 11/21/2020 23:36:12

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
Very moving and tells a story with no words. Thank you for sharing both the video and this photo.   Posted: 11/22/2020 18:55:12

Ally Green   Ally Green
Very powerful image and accompanying slide show...thank you for sharing. Definitely thought provoking in just the single beam how it stands. Great capture against the blue sky and in symmetry with the flagpole...very moving.   Posted: 11/29/2020 12:37:37