While I was down in Blacksburg for a short day trip, I got up at dawn to shoot a few of the buildings on campus. The first on my list was the famous War Memorial.
Built in 1960, the pylons were raised to honor the alumni of Virginia Tech who have fallen in military service. From left to right, the pylons represent Brotherhood, Honor, Leadership, Sacrifice, Service, Loyalty, Duty, and Ut Prosim (“That I May Serve,” Virginia Tech’s motto). The left four pylons were designed by Henry Kries and the right four were designed by Charles Rudy.
Below the pylons is a chapel that hosts many wedding ceremonies of Virginia Tech students and alumni. The tour guides tell you to book the chapel your freshmen year since the wait list is very long.
I set up this long exposure quickly since the sun was coming up very fast. I was lucky to have the heavy cloud coverage, otherwise I would have been too late and this would have turned into a daylight shot.