Last fall a good friend of mine, Chris Whong of Charmcity Networks (who also largely designed this site) asked me and a few friends to attend his promotion ceremony at Ft. McHenry in Baltimore. Being a military man myself, how could I turn down the chance?!?

This gallery is short, but sweet and the timing couldn’t be better. It was largely a clear day and the fall sunset made for a dramatic and warm backwash on the surrounding buildings. I just wish I had brought some gels to warm up my flash a bit to match the background, but the contrast also makes for a nice separation. I was lucky to have a diffuser on me since my flash was almost at its lowest power to hit those larger apertures in the setting sun (I think I was F 2.8 all day?).

Saluting the colors.

The moment of truth! Those Army guys are stones, my eyes would have been all over the place.

The ceremony finished up with the retiring of the colors, which was pretty cool considering the history of Ft. McHenry.

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