This shot of the Monument to a Century of Flight was taken on a rainy evening. I used a wide-angle lens low to the ground in order to capture the whole monument. This was a long exposure, you can tell by the movement in the clouds and the trees.
I visited this monument on a sunny afternoon and took a few scouting shots. Since this is a monument to flight I thought it might be cool to show movement through the air. I envision this photo, as Ansell Adams said, “in my mind’s eye”. I waited for a cloudy evening with the wind blowing the clouds and trees to illustrate this concept. The dramatic light and the movement of the clouds reminds me of a modern day Stonehenge.
If you’re visiting the Outer Banks don’t overlook this hidden gem.
Here is a link for more information about the Monument to a Century of Flight and where it is located.