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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: THREES

MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL

This week The Daily Post has challenged us to share three photos of our own to create a three-picture story to help us think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

  • An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  • A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  • A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.
MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL

MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL

The Battle of Iwo Jima
On February 19, 1945 about 70,000 marines invaded the small Pacific Island of Iwo Jima which was under control of the Japanese army. The island was a strategic objective due to its airfield which was used for kamikaze attacks. By capturing the island, the Allied Forces would not only prevent attacks from the island but it would also give them a base from where the Japanese mainland could be reached by B-29 Superfortresses.
US MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL

US MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL

Mount Suribachi
On the morning of February 23, Marines of Company E, 2nd Battalion, started the tortuous climb up the rough terrain to the top. At about 10:30 am men all over the island were thrilled by the sight of a small American flag flying from atop Mount Suribachi. That afternoon, when the slopes were clear of enemy resistance, a second, larger flag was raised by five Marines and a Navy hospital corps man: Sgt. Michael Strank, Cpl. Harlon H. Block, Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley, Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon, Pfc. Ira Hayes, and PhM. 2/c John H. Bradley, USN.
US MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL

US MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL

The battle of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest in the war, with more than 6,800 American and 23,000 Japanese casualties. Of the six soldiers shown on Rosenthal’s picture, only three survived the war. The other three were killed during further battle at Iwo Jima.

I took these photos while visiting Washington DC to photograph the monuments and memorial on The National Mall.

The information was taken from the two links below.

Marine Corps War Memorial

Marine Corps War Memorial

THE MEMORIAL AS A TRIPTYCH

BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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19 Responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: THREES”

  1. I love the angle of the third shot, very powerful Francine.

  2. great series of shots!

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  4. A great choice Francine.

  5. Something worth remembering and nicely rendered!

    janet

  6. great shots of a beautiful memorial!

  7. Great photos representing a great sacrifice.

  8. Great shots…the power comes thru

  9. Great pictures for this challenge.

  10. Beautiful, Francine 🙂 Have a joyful weekend.

  11. I think this sculpture said so much about war, freedom… Thank you so much for the post, Francine!

  12. My son was in the Marines for six years. Nice post Francine!

  13. A wonderful post, Francine, and good reminder of how much we owe that generation.

  14. Think this is the most striking and meaningful interpretation of the threes theme that I have seen.


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