Remembering the Fallen

by William Dawson

Today is a significant day for many. For sport fans, Hawthorn and Sydney go head-to-head in the AFL Grand Final at the MCG. But today is also National Police Remembrance Day –a time to honour the officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Earlier this week while walking around the city, I stopped by the Victoria Police Memorial and took some photos. This one is a HDR image made up of seven bracketed shots (ranging from -3 to +3 EV) later merged and tone mapped using Photomatix Pro. Being taken on a beautiful sunny day, the cars between the entrances were reflecting the sunlight. The burn tool in Gimp soon fixed this problem.

The brightness and saturation of the memorial was turned down to reflect a gloomy and perhaps dark setting, but the small patch of bright blue sky at the top right of the photo proves otherwise.

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2 Comments to “Remembering the Fallen”

  1. Blessings to all on Remembrance Day!

  2. Nice photo but great work cleaning the image up.

    I don’t think that the sacrifices of police and other law enforcement are as recognised as they should be, especially when many are essentially on 24/7 operations their whole careers…

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