Armistice Day 05

Armistice Day 05

 

I photographed this trumpet player several times and I was wondering about this man. I assume he is a volunteer and he has played at many memorial services. What was he thinking during the ceremony?

Great photography is about capturing people, events etc. with their spirit and their soul. Great photography can be very emotional and touching and great photography involves the subject, the viewer and the photographer as well.

Enjoy the image and have a rgeat day!

 

Armistice Day 02

Armistice Day 02

 

Since the flags were on display for more than a week I had the opportunity to photograph them during different hours of the day. I took this shot early in the morning. I picked the tall flag on the left to be my focal point and kneeled down to make it even look taller. In addition i applied a fog filter to the other flags.

Enjoy the image and keep on creating interesting images!

Armistice Day 01

I found the following quote in Wikipedia:

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

Since Veterans Day (Armistice Day) is a legal holiday in the Us, please go out and photograph. See how you an capture the emotions of the day and maybe one of your images will help someone who lost a loved one during the past wars.

Armistice Day 01

 

1000 flags symbolize the meaning of Veterans day in Merced. I photographed them during the flags at night because I wanted to capture the long shadows. Each war brings out bravery and heroism on one side and suffering and death on the other side.

Enjoy the image and have a meaningful day!