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We Will Remember

Today, 11th.November, is Armistice Day proper and I am featuring a picture taken at the Maddingly American War Cemetary near Cambridge that I also featured on 9th.October, http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Maddingly_Memorial_/ .

There are rows and rows of these crosses, lots without a name, just an inscription to an unknown warrior.  Relatives of those buried here are able to arrange for flowers to be laid against the loved ones final resting place.

I hope you feel this is fitting tribute on this celebration of the day the world stepped back from the abyss 90 years ago.

Starting tomorrow, and until Sunday, yes I am posting at the weekend, will be a set of photos all taken about 50 years ago which hopefully will stir the hearts of some of the older members of SC, and others as well of course.

 

We Will Remember

Today, 11th.November, is Armistice Day proper and I am featuring a picture taken at the Maddingly American War Cemetary near Cambridge that I also featured on 9th.October, http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Maddingly_Memorial_/ .

There are rows and rows of these crosses, lots without a name, just an inscription to an unknown warrior.  Relatives of those buried here are able to arrange for flowers to be laid against the loved ones final resting place.

I hope you feel this is fitting tribute on this celebration of the day the world stepped back from the abyss 90 years ago.

Starting tomorrow, and until Sunday, yes I am posting at the weekend, will be a set of photos all taken about 50 years ago which hopefully will stir the hearts of some of the older members of SC, and others as well of course.

 

comments (13)

  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 00:05
It is a fitting tribute Brian, the use of depth of field here is just right.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, I think this is taken on my old Praktica, but I'm not really sure.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 11 Nov 2008, 04:31
Lovely capture and tribute Brian.
Terrific composition and use of DOF
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, it is a good place to practise DOF but of course that is not what is really there for.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2008, 05:04
Very good work Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment vintage.
Lovely composition and capture. May they forever have eternal peace.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment, I couldn't agree with your sentiments more if I had written them myself.
Good use of DoF and I like the reds against the green.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ian, there are bunches of flowers set against crosses all year, arranged by the families back in USA.
Lovely tribute.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn, it is a picture to make you think I feel.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 09:51
Maddingly is such a peaceful, respectful cemetery that brings tears to my eyes. You've done them proud Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, this place just brings a big lump to your throat I always feel.
A lovely appropriate picture Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, what a shame it was necessary in the first place.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 11:18
A beautiful tribute Brian. The shallow DOF accentuates the individuality of this one cross, yet shows you it is just one of many.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, just one cross among thousands sad to say.
This is a fine tribute Brian. Ingrid is spot on about the DOF.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, just shows how good an old Praktica and lens could be back in the seventies.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Nov 2008, 12:19
Yes a lovely tribute Brian with spot on DOF.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Tracy.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 19:28
they don't get much more powerful than this - simple, striking and moving
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, it is a very moving place, if you are ever near Cambridge it is only a couple of miles from the centre and well worth a visit.
stunning shot Brian, and i sincerely hope so mateysmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, if your ever near Cambridge give this place a visit, it is only a few miles out from the centre.

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