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Jun 01, 2013 17:06 |  #16

Number three's my favorite. The lighting lends both a peaceful and a ghostly shimmer to the tombstones

Well done and thanks for sharing

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Jun 01, 2013 17:22 |  #17

Nice set, the last one is very nice.

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Jun 02, 2013 05:45 |  #18

Great set

Comments/Editing and constructive critique are welcomed.
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Jun 02, 2013 08:09 |  #19

Thanks for the compliments, and thanks to those who have served or are serving.

This cemetery is a few minutes from my house and is truly a national treasure. My 18 yo niece is a photography student. I took her with me one morning to shoot - she went one way and I went the other way. I went back to the car 20 minutes later to swap lenses and she was sitting there texting away on her iphone. I asked her what she was doing and she said "They are all the same..."

Later a man and his wife followed me back to car and asked if I would shoot a shot of his dad's marker. He told how his dad was a tail gunner in WWII and was watching the sunrise from his turret when the aircraft just disappeared from around him. He survived, only to be captured the same day. He spent 7 years in captivity. His dad said that by the end of the war most of the guards were young kids and were easy to fool. A reporter showed up one day just before his dad passed away and requested an interview. He told the reporter that his dad's mind is not what it used to be - he has good days and bad days. When the reporter was leaving he asked how it went - "Very well, most of it in German". He told the reporter that he must be having a bad day - my dad doesn't speak German. The reporter responded that his German was fluent - he had learned to speak German in the POW camp but never let on to the guards that he understood what was being said.

Another man and his wife walked up and joined in the conversation. He had been a helicopter door gunner and had been shot down twice. He was captured on his second tour of Vietnam. His story was equally fascinating.

When they left I said to my niece "Now, do you get it? There are 14,000 markers here. 14,000 heros. They are all different - they all have a story to tell - of sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, friends".​/photos/22055591@N05/a​lbums (external link)

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Jun 02, 2013 09:56 |  #20

The third photo is amazing....

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