Tag Archives: War art photography

Ottawa Travel Photographer | Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow, Russia

Hall of Glory, Museum of the Great Patriotic War

The “Hall of Glory” featured in full state grander with thousands upon thousands of names etched into the circular wall. The names commemorate every Russian soldier who laid down their lives to hold back and eventually defeat the Nazi Germany advance. This room was just so large that my 16mm lens was perceptively incapable of photographing it – actually the scale of everything in Moscow is just off the charts in a really neat way. This picture was taken with me lying on my back and doing a crunchy. The lighting in this room was just so very nice too…it will surely be a museum room that I’ll always remember!

Ottawa Travel Photographer | Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow, Russia

War Art – Museum of the Great Patriotic War

March into Red Square…

Ottawa Travel Photographer | Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow, Russia

War Art – Museum of the Great Patriotic War

World War II depictions from “The Great Homeland War” between Nazi Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Ottawa Travel Photographer | Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow, Russia

War Art – Museum of the Great Patriotic War

World War II depictions from “The Great Homeland War” between Nazi Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

M4 Sherman Tank | War Art Photography

War Art Photography, M4 Sherman Tank

War Art Photography, M4 Sherman Tank

Ottawa War Art Photographer | World War One memorial with a fallen lion

A World War One Memorial in Toronto, Ontario

This picture highlights one of three beautifully stone cut lions guarding the 1914-1918 War Memorial located in Toronto, Ontario at the corner of University Avenue and Elm Street. This monument was sculpted by Charles Adamson in 1923, and when I saw this fallen lion in front of a tomb of names I felt a need to photograph it and consider all the symbolism of the moment. The other two lions – not featured here – continue to stand pound, brave and ready behind the fallen. Added to my picture is the Mosaic Tile Texture effect available in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Ottawa War Art Photographer | A balance of darkness and brightness

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Memorial Museum

Performing two of my favorite photography effects straight out of the camera – a star light burst and a deep silhouette – on one of my greatest photography interests – war art, or something I personally call w(ar)t. This spectacular moment and opportunity was taken at 19:38 under clear skies and a rapidly setting sun. Located in the backyard of the Holiday Inn hotel in Trenton, Ontario, this monument is visible from Highway 401 – the Highway of Heroes – at exit 526. According to the plaque on site, “this plane was placed here by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Memorial Museum as a memorial to all those airmen and airwomen who served in the air forces of Canada”. As the plaque goes on to note, “it is especially dedicated to all those who gave their lives while in that service. WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM. Dedicated May 6, 1995”.

After reading the distinctly Canadian air force blue painted plaque I starting thinking about how I was taking this picture almost exactly sixteen years after it was erected, and that made me wonder in awe about all the sunsets and sunrises this war art has seen, and will continue to see to keep remembrance alive and in the air. At the time I took this photo, this monument would have enjoyed no less than 5,860 sunrises and 5,861 sunset moments. Just Beautiful!

HOLIDAY INN TRENTON
HWY 401 & GLEN MILLER RD
TRENTON, ONTARIO K8V 5R1

Ottawa War Art Photographer | The colours of war

War Art Photography

Colours of passion, anger, destruction, blood and war…

Ottawa War Art Photographer | W(AR)T

War Art Photography

War Art