Iwo Jima Memorial

© Gail Vitikacs

Iwo Jima Memorial

Ray Clarke 7/27/2007 4:06:25 AM

lovely colour and lighting Gail, great shot (a) #700064

Carol Sawyer 7/27/2007 4:16:31 AM

Fantastic image, great lighting and color, Gail! #4566568

Glenn E. Urquhart 7/27/2007 4:22:21 AM

Striking Image, Gail!!! Outstanding lighting, color, contrast... WELL Compose and Quite Beautiful!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4566594

Paul E. Earl 7/27/2007 4:37:08 AM

Powerful image, Gail!! #4566676

Kay E. Mahoney 7/27/2007 4:41:34 AM

Nice capture, Gail. Love the colors. #4566705

Ronald F. Fischer 7/27/2007 4:50:11 AM

Awesome, Gail! #4566759

Nina Shields 7/27/2007 5:03:27 AM

Gail, your lighting and presentation makes this an incredibly powerful and moving shot; outstanding!! #4566825

Anita Hogue 7/27/2007 5:09:41 AM

Love the rich tones in this beautiful image, Gail! #4566858

Joy Rector 7/27/2007 5:11:25 AM

awesome #4566868

Gail Vitikacs 7/27/2007 5:25:22 AM

Many thanks Joy, Anita, Nina, Ronald, Kay, Paul, Glenn, Carol, and Audrey! #4566935

Ken Smith 7/27/2007 5:36:02 AM

Awesome nighttime shot, Gail. My pictures always seem a tad blurry, at the longer shutter speeds. Yours turned out super--one of your best! Should be a post card! #4566986

Linda D. Lester 7/27/2007 6:05:58 AM

Maybe Ken should try a tripod! LOL!
Beautiful shot Gail! #4567126

Mary Timman 7/27/2007 7:03:37 AM

Wow..magnificent image. The lighting you caught for this just makes it pop. And suc a beautiful tribute! #4567452

Mary Timman 7/27/2007 7:06:24 AM

Hi again, I just showed this to my husband and he thought this was so powerful! #4567474

Judy A. Lawhon 7/27/2007 5:58:45 PM

Excellent image, Gail.....this is a winner!! #4569636

David Phalen 7/27/2007 6:44:45 PM

This is easily the most powerful image of this wonderful memorial that I have ever seen! The coloors, light comp capture the drama of the flag raising on Iwo Jima and the tribute to all marines who have given their lives in defense of our country. #4569771

Cassie L. Woodlee 7/27/2007 7:22:07 PM

WOW very powerful, the tones and lighting are fantastic Gail!!! #4569895

Darryl Wilkinson 7/27/2007 7:50:13 PM

Strong visual impact with your composition...the lighting and tones just sum it up for the viewer, Gail. Beautiful presentation!! #4569965

Colette M. Metcalf 7/27/2007 7:53:35 PM

Wonderful image and lighting, Gail!! #4569977

Ray Thoms 7/28/2007 3:32:09 AM

Great work Gail...... #4570626

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/28/2007 3:42:29 PM

This brings tears of pride to my eyes Gail!!!!! You have done a phenomenal job in presenting this wonderful memorial to us!!!!! It's is a GLORIOUS image!!!!!! k #4572487

Nadine A. Lewis 7/28/2007 5:55:10 PM

WOW!!! This image is FANTASTIC, Gail!!!! My son-in-law is a Marine!!!! <>< #4572865

Kathy Reeves 7/30/2007 3:57:21 AM

Awesome capture Gail!!! I do not believe I have ever seen a photo of this memorial presented as well!!!! My husband was a Marine many years ago. #4577212

Aimee S. McMaster 7/30/2007 5:09:36 AM

...powerful image,Gail...well done...Aimee #4577591

Hendrik Storme 7/30/2007 11:27:52 AM

Fantastic light and colors! Excellent work, realy beautiful Gail!

Bill Houghton 7/31/2007 10:23:44 AM

This is such a beautiful shot Gail. Great job. Bill #4583204

Amit Sheokand 8/7/2007 8:07:07 AM

beautiful image..... the lighting is very good #4613698

William Moore 8/7/2007 11:02:57 AM

stunning lighting gorgeous background... #4614325

Marsha S. Smith 8/7/2007 2:21:56 PM

This is purely dynamic and so dramatic. Gorgeous in every way! #4614902

Megan p 8/26/2007 9:49:24 AM

Gail, this is so very stunning and powerful, an incredible image! I ehop we see this again a few times! #4699797

Christopher Budny 8/27/2007 10:36:48 AM

Gail, I missed this one---I agree with megan, we will see it again! #4704560

Erin Appelbaum 8/27/2007 12:47:59 PM

Congats on your finalist Gail. Good luck next round. Peter #4705271

Christopher Budny 8/27/2007 1:16:55 PM

Congratulations, Gail! The sky coloring is terrific! #4705565

Mike D. Perez 8/27/2007 1:39:14 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Gail! #4705772

Carol Sawyer 8/27/2007 3:06:31 PM

Congratulations on your finalists, Gail! #4706575

Laurie Daily 8/27/2007 3:23:57 PM

Congratulations, Gail on this powerful finalist! #4706704

Paul Sikora 8/27/2007 3:58:35 PM

Congratulations, Gail #4706934

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/27/2007 4:59:00 PM

Awesome Gail, congrats!!!!!!!!! #4707553

Mary Timman 8/27/2007 5:12:26 PM

This was awesome. Loved it. Congratulations and hope to see this one one more time. #4707689

Linda D. Lester 8/27/2007 5:59:15 PM

Glad to see this here....Congratulations! #4708089

Pat Gamwell 8/27/2007 7:05:05 PM

BIG CONGRATS! Well deserved award. #4708707

Ken Smith 8/27/2007 7:16:46 PM

Excellent! This is my favorite of your nighttime DC shots--the spiral staircase is 2nd. Congrats again on your multiple finalists! #4708827

Robert R. Goodman 8/27/2007 9:18:13 PM

A big congratulations Gail. #4709759

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/28/2007 6:02:35 AM

A Big Congratulations on your award, Gail!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4710825

Jeff Robinson 8/28/2007 11:43:51 AM

Congrats Gail on this terrific Finalist! Jeff #4712615

Tarun Bose 8/28/2007 12:30:59 PM

Congrats on your excellent finalist, Gail. #4712827

Judyann Plante 8/28/2007 5:47:31 PM

Congratulations again, Gail! This is just beautiful.

Judyann <>< #4714318

Renee Doyle 8/29/2007 12:06:14 AM

This is just fantastic - congratulations Gail!

Don Johnson 8/29/2007 8:54:29 AM

Beautiful shot. Love the colors. I work around the corner from this wonderful memorial and it is a great place for photographers. I need to spend more time there. #4717989

Stan Kwasniowski 8/29/2007 9:05:03 AM

Gail, congratulations #4718054

Laurence Saliba 8/29/2007 9:22:15 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Gail!!!! #4718209

Jessica Jenney 8/29/2007 9:39:27 AM

Congratulations, Gail on your beautiful win! #4718386

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/29/2007 9:43:45 AM

Congratulations on getting the Gold, Gail!!! Fantastic Winning Photo! Cheers, Glenn. #4718415

Mike D. Perez 8/29/2007 9:50:30 AM

Congratulations on your great Winner, Gail! #4718468

Jenny Bosmans 8/29/2007 10:21:26 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Gail! :) #4718642

Eugene Gregory 8/29/2007 10:34:45 AM


Gene #4718713

Christopher Budny 8/29/2007 10:46:19 AM

Gail! :) Way to go; congratulations on the win! #4718793

Hendrik Storme 8/29/2007 11:23:11 AM

Fantastic winner!!! Big congrats Gail!!! #4718998

Sharon Day 8/29/2007 11:37:45 AM

Awesome capture, Gail!!! Big congratulations on your win! #4719060

Terry L. Ellis 8/29/2007 11:39:21 AM

Congratulations, Gail, on this gorgeous Second Place win. So sorry I missed it during finalists. #4719067

Robert R. Goodman 8/29/2007 12:09:22 PM

A big congratulations Gail!!!!! #4719190

Gail Vitikacs 8/29/2007 12:32:50 PM

Thank you all! I am soooooo amazed by this! I appreciate all of the support and lovely comments! #4719295

Steven E. Ray 8/29/2007 12:37:41 PM

This one had winner all over it! Great job and congratulations! #4719318

Cyn Valentine 8/29/2007 12:38:45 PM

Congratulations Gail! #4719324

Judyann Plante 8/29/2007 12:39:32 PM

Gail, Big congratulations on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann <>< #4719328

Tarun Bose 8/29/2007 1:02:14 PM

Big, big congrats Gail for your second place winner. #4719510

Erin Appelbaum 8/29/2007 1:10:18 PM

Congratulaations to you too, Gail. Well deserved winner. Peter #4719567

Claudia Kuhn 8/29/2007 1:24:41 PM

Wonderful night capture Gail, big congrats on your win! #4719657

Kay E. Mahoney 8/29/2007 1:49:16 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719784

Donna W. Neal 8/29/2007 3:27:35 PM

Awesome image Gail. My father was a marine killed on Iwo Jima so this means a lot to me. Congratulations on your win. #4720222

Laurie Daily 8/29/2007 3:43:52 PM

A great winner, Gail...congratulations to you!!! #4720307

RC Fritz 8/29/2007 3:57:33 PM

Congratulations, Gail!! #4720362

Keith L. Clayton 8/29/2007 4:42:54 PM

Fantastic image!! Great job and many congrats!! #4720564

Susan M. Hembree 8/29/2007 4:49:47 PM

Way to go, Gail! Congratulations on your great winner! #4720601

Ken Smith 8/29/2007 6:22:14 PM

I'm still amazed you didn't have camera blur at 13 seconds! Please teach me, oh Master of Nightime Photography! Very well deserved win, Gail! #4720887

Melissa A. Mannon 8/29/2007 6:26:04 PM

congrats Gail! #4720908

Su Sana E. P 8/29/2007 6:32:22 PM

Gail, Congratulations on this great Winner!! #4720957

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/29/2007 6:36:34 PM

An AWESOME win, Gail!!!! Very well earned!!!!! ♫ k #4720982

Renee Doyle 8/29/2007 7:51:04 PM

Wonderful! Congratulations Gail!

Sylvia Rossler 8/29/2007 9:52:30 PM

Big Big congrats on this superb winner Gail :O) #4721736

Darryl Wilkinson 8/29/2007 9:59:04 PM

Outstanding winner, Gail! Congratulations!! #4721762

Janine Russell 8/29/2007 10:46:25 PM

Gail, big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4721910

Stefania Barbier 8/30/2007 12:02:17 AM


Cora Miller 8/30/2007 12:30:11 AM

Compelling presentation. Congratulations on your win, Gail. #4722146

Ross Throndson 8/30/2007 2:04:30 AM

Fantastic Winner, Gail.....Many Congratulations!!! #4722445

Douglas Perry 8/30/2007 3:17:46 AM

Yes, fantastic capture. Congrats. #4722609

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 8/30/2007 4:06:46 AM


Congratulations on your win! Wonderful sky and stars, perfect lighting.

Pat #4722761

Mary Timman 8/30/2007 4:10:15 AM

Huge congratulations Gail. #4722785

Stephen Zacker 8/30/2007 4:13:45 AM

A Powerful image. Congratulations, Gail #4722814

Sharon King 8/30/2007 6:50:08 AM

Fantastic Gail! Congrats! #4723577

Murry Grigsby 8/30/2007 8:32:24 AM

Congrats on your patriotic image and win Gail!! #4723883

Walter Graziano 8/30/2007 11:04:34 AM

Congratulations Gail! #4724399

Gail Vitikacs 8/30/2007 11:24:15 AM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments!!! #4724489

Nadine A. Lewis 8/30/2007 11:28:55 AM

I am soooo thrilled to see this, Gail!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #4724510

Anita Hogue 8/30/2007 11:30:04 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Gail! I've been away from my computer for a few days and just found out the winners! Again a big congratulations!!!!...........anita #4724515

Jill Flynn 8/30/2007 11:52:45 AM

Stunning, powerful and beautifully presented Gail! A big congratulations on your win! #4724629

Kathy Reeves 8/30/2007 3:47:31 PM

Awesome!! A well deserved congratulations! #4725363

Raymond Pauly 8/31/2007 4:49:19 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Gail! #4729548

Carla Metzler 9/3/2007 3:41:33 AM

Congratulations on your win, Gail!! :) #4739081

Datha Y. Thompson 9/3/2007 7:26:38 PM

EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations Gail :0) #4742638

Lisa J. Boulden 9/15/2007 6:51:43 PM

Amazing, Gail!
Congratulations on this beautiful and patriotic capture!
--lisa #4796441

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 10/17/2007 3:25:31 AM

A Super "WIN", Gail .. As a combat veteran of another war, during another life time ... I would like to thank you for this powerful dedication and reminder of times gone by .... "lest we never forget"

..... steve #4937611

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 10/25/2007 1:08:35 PM

Congrats on this wonderful winner, Gail

................... steve #4980878

Christopher Budny 1/2/2008 7:53:29 AM

Congratulations, Gail, on being included in the Snapshot #349 "Images of Washington DC"! #5281578

Martie Last 4/13/2008 5:44:25 PM

This is a beautiful tribute. The perspective and lighting are dramatic and perfect. #5783412

Bill Knaps 4/25/2008 5:54:20 AM

Beautiful and Congrats on all your wins and Photo of the day. You well deserve them all Gail. Bill #5839607

Nancy L. Green 7/4/2009 7:37:36 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful and very well deserved win Gail, WTG!! <>< #7703291

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 7/17/2009 5:16:26 PM

Holy Mackeral!!
Like I said
NoBody Does it Better ;0) #7750593

Robert Baer 7/28/2009 6:06:01 AM

wow gail you did it again!!! #7789736

Shelly A. Van Camp 7/23/2010 6:52:02 AM

Amazing, touching and beautiful.........Congrats, my friend! #8781816

isabel C. Zepeda 1/28/2013 9:48:01 AM


Just amazing,very late congratulations

Ysa... #10542269

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F8, exposure 13 seconds. I made a few changes to my first version.

The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation's esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775.

Have a great Friday and super weekend!!

Uploaded on 7/27/2007 3:58:50 AM

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