This is the best picture I ever took in my life. So many ways of looking through the lens over the past 30+ years of taking pictures resulted in this image. I realized that only I could take this particular image.
The Vietnam War Veterans Memorial is perfect in what it sets out to do, but by taking this picture I realized that more was at stake. I couldn't look directly at the memorial without participating.
I remember I couldn't take a picture of this memorial in 2004 because when I put the camera to my eye I felt like a voyeur. However, because of this project, and because of training my camera eye over the past few years, I hope it resulted in my representing my favorite memorial respectfully.