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#189

Alamo Outlook
 
   

Alamo Outlook (Vernal Falls), Yosemite National Park, California
 


San Antonio,

Texas
 

This view, looking outward from the Alamo,
frames the state flag of Texas. The fateful
seige of the Alamo was instrumental in
obtaining Texas’s independence from Mexico at the subsequent battle of San Jacinto, with
the cry of “remember the Alamo”. Originally
a Spanish mission, it was then used as a fort,
and is currently designated as a National
Historic Site. It continues to be used as a
symbol of courage in the extreme, as all of the defenders perished in the seige of the fort. Here, a
telephoto lens compresses the apparent distance between the arched opening and the flag.

 

Agfachrome film, natural light,
telephoto lens

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