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Respectful Rounds

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Respectful Rounds

Last Month My Father Was Laid To Rest.
When I Visited His Grave Site At The Military Memorial Cemetery,
(One Last Time Before Driving Home To Canada),
I noticed A Serviceman In A Cart,
Making His Rounds.

Perfect Posture and In White Gloved Uniform I
Thought To Myself That Even In Death
Our Service Men and Women Are Shown Great Respect.

God Rest My Daddy's Soul.

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Michelle Alton
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    Beautiful capture, Laura. Soldiers or ex-soldiers are so appreciative of their comrades--it's like no other relationship on the planet. Bar NONE, I believe. Steadfast!

May your Daddy rest in peace.


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10/19/2012 7:54:56 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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A fitting memorial image Laura. Our thoughts and prayers for your Dad and your family. Welcome back Home.


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10/19/2012 10:58:38 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I am home. In more than one ways. BP is home for me, too. I have taken a break but am heading back "home"! Thank you both so much! I'll be gallery visiting soon. Big Birthday party here at the house today for someone in their 90's! :) Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

See you soon!
-Laura :D


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10/19/2012 11:20:01 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Wonderful Shot Laura!


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10/19/2012 4:28:58 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Hi Soul Sister. Painful and yet so beautiful and peaceful an image. A wonderful tribute to your most loved Dad.


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10/20/2012 1:16:19 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Hi there Little Sister, such a respectful Cemetery! Even to the Serviceman in his Cart wearing white gloves. May your Daddy rest in Peace!
Pat
xxxxxx


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10/22/2012 5:05:01 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Wonderful capture!


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10/22/2012 6:57:46 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Wonderful capture!


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10/22/2012 6:57:46 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Very emotional. Very wonderful capture.


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10/22/2012 7:05:09 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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OH Laura, your thoughts and story telling here are fantastic!
What a beautiful capture-
Dad, rest in peace!
Smiling Christine


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10/22/2012 8:23:28 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Wonderful capture-My prayers go out for you and your family


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10/23/2012 7:47:07 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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This is such a beautiful shot, Sis! I love the rows and rows of tombstones! They create a really cool design! Your DOF is fabulous too! ... and I like how you included the Serviceman. I would have given this an EFP (at least), if I were the judges! :)


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10/29/2012 8:56:39 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi everyone! Thank you all so very much for each word.

Yes Dooners, I was a bit surprised it didn't at least get an EFP. I guess they didn't read the description. That is what truly made this image meaningful. I liked the EOD, too, but I guess it wasn't strong enough to the eye???

Hugs to all! And don't forget to appreciate your loved ones today! They may not have tomorrow!

xo-Sis,Laura,Emmy et al :D


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10/29/2012 12:12:32 PM

 
John Connolly
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A beautifully laid out cemetary Laura, and an excellent POV and capture! May your dad rest in peace!


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1/3/2013 12:46:08 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Very emotional image, wonderfully taken Laura!


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1/8/2013 4:50:27 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Love the pov Laura.


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1/10/2013 11:04:43 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you, you guys. I have seen photos my brother has recently taken and the dirt there is now grass and our Dad has a head stone there now, too.

:) I am glad the judges gave this an EFP this time around. I re-entered it. :)

I appreciate the visit.

-Laura :)


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1/11/2013 11:42:35 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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  BEFORE IMAGE
BEFORE IMAGE

I just thought I'd add the before image for this one.
I took poles out and other distractions from the BG,
Changed The Color Of The Soil, Cropped it
And brightened the image.

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2/24/2013 10:21:51 AM

 
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