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Challenge: Remembrance (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Music
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: canton, nc
Date: Nov 17, 2011
Aperture: unk
ISO: unk
Shutter: unk
Galleries: Emotive, Music
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2011

While waiting in a thunderstorm to play "Taps" at Arlington Cemetery earlier, I watched a woman & 3 small kids walk with an umbrella & picnic basket thru the active duty graves. They stopped at a grave marker, spread a blanket & sat down to have lunch with their deceased loved one. Not even the nasty storm & its incredible pouring rain were going to stand the way for them today. Beautiful!

I just finished playing "Taps" in Arlington at which there were 2 sets of remains. The folded flag was presented to a boy who might have been the ripe old age of 4. Very sad. When you think of the problems you have today, remember that somewhere there's a little boy who just buried his parents with honors.

--Liesl Whitaker, Trumpeter, US Army Band, Arlington bugler

Place: 3 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.5588
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2188
Avg (non-participants): 6.7143
Views since voting: 2206
Views during voting: 195
Votes: 102
Comments: 27
Favorites: 3 (view)

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11/30/2011 06:45:39 PM
Well deserved! The colors and the composition are excellent! Congrats!
11/30/2011 04:49:18 PM
Nice shot, congrats!
11/30/2011 08:18:37 AM
WTG, Karma! Big congrats on your yellow!
11/27/2011 08:30:57 AM
Beautiful image and touching story. It is good to have a live bugler play Taps instead of a recording.
11/26/2011 06:22:40 PM
Hey good job girl...proud of ya!
11/26/2011 12:39:46 PM
Very moving story... The image is wonderful.
11/26/2011 04:58:27 AM
Well done!
11/25/2011 06:58:43 PM
Good work Karma! Lovely shot, very emotive, and of course congrats on the ribbon!
11/25/2011 04:28:01 PM
Congrat's Karma! Very well done image.
11/25/2011 04:13:48 PM
Congrats with your ribbon!
11/25/2011 11:58:03 AM
Excellent image, congratulations on your ribbon!!
11/25/2011 10:42:19 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
11/25/2011 09:16:12 AM
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11/25/2011 08:21:29 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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11/25/2011 07:48:39 AM
Wonderfully done - nice tribute. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/25/2011 06:19:32 AM
Congrats on the Yellow. Strong comp and a fitting image for this challenge
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11/25/2011 04:54:03 AM
Great job, Karma! Congrats!
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11/25/2011 12:58:12 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! I love the composition and crop and thought behind this.
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11/25/2011 12:32:32 AM
Awesome one to win a ribbon on!....Congrats!!!

Message edited by author 2011-11-25 00:33:28.
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11/25/2011 12:26:19 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Thank you for sharing this moving story, it really makes you stop and think of all the blessings we have daily.
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11/25/2011 12:20:11 AM
Love the symbols. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/25/2011 12:17:21 AM
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11/25/2011 12:15:10 AM
Wow, your first ribbon in 5 years! Way to go!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2011 02:14:41 PM
Extremely well executed. The tight crop is the perfect choice. My top pick for the challenge.
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11/19/2011 11:56:00 PM
I have been to far too many military memorials....This has brought back memories of those I have lost....Thank you
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11/18/2011 08:13:34 PM
I like the composition and the processing here.
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11/18/2011 06:57:53 AM
Nice "clean" lines. good thinking
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