I've always thought national cemeteries conveyed the starkest of messages through the simplest of measures. This image is from the Little Rock National Cemetery.
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superb use of light***
29 Aug 2012 6:37am
A sobering image
29 Aug 2012 6:40am
All those brave people who give their lives for others, as you say Jason a sobering image
They never seem to be happy places, but I do find them fascinating. The names, the details of their families, when they dies etc. A real sense of history. War cemeteries, are of course in a different category-the stupidity of our leaders, and the bravery of our people
29 Aug 2012 7:16am
A great capture of the ultimate sacrifice for ones nation. It's amazing how looking at the little tomb stones and seeing how many they are and in so many locations that we don't learn any lessons. I shudder on the news every time I hear a soldier has been killed out in Afghan.
29 Aug 2012 7:58am
fantastic shot jason, vey nice
29 Aug 2012 7:59am
Agree 100%. Perfect title picture combination
29 Aug 2012 8:26am
I agree completely with your description. Excellent framing that transmit so well this feeling.
29 Aug 2012 8:33am
Très belle photo !! J'aime beaucoup ton cadrage !! bel hommage à tous ces hommes qui ont donnés leur vie pour notre liberté!!
Brings life into perspective
29 Aug 2012 10:47am
The lack of leaves on the trees adds to the starkness of the image! Nicely captured Jason! ;-)
29 Aug 2012 11:43am
The simple repetition conveys a powerful message. Excellent image done with great sensitivity, Jason.
29 Aug 2012 11:54am
very nice & sobering!
29 Aug 2012 12:34pm
An excellent and poignant frame, Jason. Yes, these places are most eloquent.
29 Aug 2012 1:27pm
Une très belle image émouvante, on ne peut s'empêcher de se souvenir de tous ces soldats tomber pour notre liberté. Bonne journée.
29 Aug 2012 1:29pm
Still very impressive military cemeteries with thousands of cross aligned. A tribute to the men who died for our freedom.
29 Aug 2012 2:23pm
Sehr gut im Licht.
29 Aug 2012 2:48pm
A superb framing .
29 Aug 2012 2:50pm
A moving place…
29 Aug 2012 3:02pm
Très bel hommage et compo sueprbe vue de ce cimetière avec les tombes béanches.
29 Aug 2012 3:12pm
It put things into perspective.
We all have to think ourselves very lucky. Nice capture.
29 Aug 2012 3:52pm
one might call it "a terrible beauty" ... so photogenic, but so full of loss and tragedy and sorrow ...
29 Aug 2012 5:34pm
Very nice and quite shot. Well done. Good luck !!
29 Aug 2012 5:42pm
Your words are so precisely correct, in my view, Jason. Even as a vet myself, I find that visiting these cemeteries - which we do at least 3 or 4 times a year - can be, all at once, depressing and yet, in a way, uplifting. Depressing because of what Chris so aptly puts, and uplifting because I dream as I look... and I think of the spirits that are around me - those who wish they could be here but now must support us as they did in life with their valour and heroism and commitments and efforts...I see all these things as I wipe away a tear and breath a heavy sigh in these places...A tremendous image Jas.....Sorry I have not been around much...
29 Aug 2012 7:27pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks for dropping in, Denny. With you being a vet, I was hoping I would be privvy to your always insightful commentary regarding this photo. Excellent words, my man. Thanks again!
Very emotive places to visit, wherever they are. Like soldiers lined up the headstones are a tangible memory to what they stood for in this life.
29 Aug 2012 7:56pm
This is a very emotion evoking image. I also like the graphic it presents.
29 Aug 2012 8:16pm
Very strong message in your photo ~ you can't help but feel something! Fantastic capture!
29 Aug 2012 8:54pm
It is an emotional scene, with it's own beauty and quietness.
29 Aug 2012 9:32pm
Somehow the starkness of the image is hauntingly beautiful. My dad is being buried at Arlington National Cemetery next week. I am not sure how I am going to handle it.
29 Aug 2012 9:39pm
Really nice capture, Jason.
29 Aug 2012 11:52pm
Although I do not like at all the cemeteries, this scene is really sober and interesting and the large leafless trees are really fantastic ...
29 Aug 2012 11:56pm
Having just been to the Santa Fe National Cemetery, it's sobering seeing just how many lives have been lost in the wars over the years. Your photo gives the same sense of numbers. Great work.
30 Aug 2012 2:44pm
Well done !
30 Aug 2012 4:26pm
triste pero impactante fotografia. Destaco, sobretodo, la sombra que cae encima de las lápidas del primer término. Preciosa
9 Sep 2012 12:03pm
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