Saturday, May 09, 2009

Photo Hunt #26: "In Memory"


"Flags of Our Fathers"
Raleigh, NC - May 2009 (Click to embiggen)
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22 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Very touching....I have my fathers' here.

Carmi said...

Gave me shivers down to the base of my spine. I've always viewed the flag with reverence and awe. Canadians just don't seem to have the same sense of respect for the flag that Americans do.

I think I lose a little bit of my soul every time I see the flag folded up like this and presented to the widow or other surviving family. It's a brutal moment that brings the magnitude of loss and service to country home.

Your picture captures that sense, that spirit, magnificently.

YTSL said...

Beautiful photo - great colours along with composition.

napaboaniya said...

A wave of sadness hit me when this picture finished loading for me.

Candles lite up in memory of someone.. I guess it's a global gesture.

Have a good weekend J!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Some gave all.

What an amazing picture Mojo! So appropriate for our theme (and a downright fantastic capture!)

Shadow said...

oh this is moving...

rdl said...

Good one! I have my Dad's(WWII Vet)that was given to me upon his death a few yrs. ago.

Pouty Lips said...

This one says so much.

Mariposa said...

Wow...how powerful this post is!

Mimi Lenox said...

A Mojo classic.What you can do with mirrors and candles is amazing. What a beautiful tribue. Perfect.

SandyCarlson said...

That speaks volumes. Beautiful.

aguthrieimages said...

Mojo this one is gonna make me cry. My family is Air Force Marine and Navy, what a great tribute to us all!

magiceye said...

stunning composition and shot!

magiceye said...

stunning composition and shot!

Colleen said...

beautiful!

Mojo said...

There's an 11x14 print of this heading to my mom for Mothers Day. It'll be a companion print to the 8-frame collage she has of some of the various military and naval personnel in the immediate family history books. There's nowhere to display the actual flags themselves, so I thought this would do the job nicely as an alternative.

I'll let ya know how it works out.

lisaschaos said...

This is absolutely perfect in every way! I'd hang that one on the wall!

Carver said...

Great take on the theme and a beautiful shot!

Sherry said...

That is a beautiful and extremely touching photo!!!!

Dimple's Mom said...

touching composition, Mojo! Great photo for the theme.

happy week-end!

Arlene
http://sunshineleneforlife.com/2009/05/10/ph-in-memory/

healingmagichands said...

Very beautiful rendition of a take on the theme that has appeared in several of the blogs I visited. Your photograph rocks!

http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2009/05/09/photohunt-in-memory/

Lil Bit said...

Beautiful, beautiful image.