Well, a very happy Independence Day to those who are stateside. I hope you have a great day full of food and freedom and fireworks and other things that may or may not begin with the letter F.
No points for guessing where this image was taken, but it was on a day that was super hot; blue sky with the sun blazing down on me all day. Instead of trying to fight the sun while I worked my way around this monument I decided here to try and capture it within the frame. I dropped down a few stops to shoot directly into it with -4/-2-/0 brackets and this is the result.
I of course took more than one image of this iconic statue, but I guess the next one will have to wait until next year