World War II ~ In this and dozens of other, similar pictures made at New York's Penn Station in 1944, LIFE's Alfred Eisenstaedt captured a private moment repeated in public millions of times over the course of the war: a guy, a girl, a goodbye — and no assurance that he'll make it back. By war's end, more than 400,000 American troops had been killed.
I like the light in this photograph of a jazz musician because he is lit only from above. Liting people from above gives them a holy-quality. The smoke and reflection off of his saxaphone adds to the lighness of the picture.