“Cancel the trip – terrorists have attacked New York!” Those were the words I heard my wife utter over the telephone from work the morning of September 11, 2001.
There weren’t any more attacks on the U.S. after that so just weeks later, my wife, two young daughters and I spent Thanksgiving weekend in New York City. There was a somber mood cast over the city with the huge loss of life after the Twin Towers fell.
Through it all, the terrorists failed to take away our freedom. Seeing “Lady Liberty” keeping watch over New York Harbor gave us comfort and a sense of pride for our country. It is those feelings that inspired the creation of the above photo.
The image on the left is the low contrast, original image right out of the camera. The image on the right was created in just a couple mouse clicks with an amazing software program that I use to enhance most of my outdoor photos. The program is Topaz Adjust and worth it’s weight in gold. The text “We Shall Never Forget – 9/11″ was added with Adobe Premiere Elements.