Respectful Rounds

© Laura E. Swan

Respectful Rounds

Michelle Alton Student 10/19/2012 7:54:56 AM

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. #1493252

Reynaldo D. Reyes 10/19/2012 10:58:38 AM

A fitting memorial image Laura. Our thoughts and prayers for your Dad and your family. Welcome back Home. #10376597

Laura E. Swan 10/19/2012 11:20:01 AM

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 #10376614

Wm Nosal 10/19/2012 4:28:58 PM

Wonderful Shot Laura! #10376986

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/20/2012 1:16:19 AM

Hi Soul Sister. Painful and yet so beautiful and peaceful an image. A wonderful tribute to your most loved Dad. #10377210

Pat and Graham Robards 10/22/2012 5:05:01 AM

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 #10379378

Tammy Espino 10/22/2012 6:57:46 PM

Wonderful capture! #10380195

Tammy Espino 10/22/2012 6:57:46 PM

Wonderful capture! #10380196

Colette M. Metcalf 10/22/2012 7:05:09 PM

Very emotional. Very wonderful capture. #10380206

Christine R. Lobsinger 10/22/2012 8:23:28 PM

OH Laura, your thoughts and story telling here are fantastic!
What a beautiful capture-
Dad, rest in peace!
Smiling Christine #10380310

Neal D. Hatcher 10/23/2012 7:47:07 AM

Wonderful capture-My prayers go out for you and your family #10380809

Lorna Shutter 10/29/2012 8:56:39 AM

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! :) #10390623

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2012 12:12:32 PM

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 #10391631

John Connolly 1/3/2013 12:46:08 PM

A beautifully laid out cemetary Laura, and an excellent POV and capture! May your dad rest in peace! #10497661

Cassie L. Woodlee 1/8/2013 4:50:27 AM

Very emotional image, wonderfully taken Laura! #10504890

Sherran Andersen 1/10/2013 11:04:43 PM

Love the pov Laura. #10509255

Laura E. Swan 1/11/2013 11:42:35 AM

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 :) #10510440

Laura E. Swan 2/24/2013 10:21:51 AM

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Description


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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F 7.1, Shutter 1/320
Details Category

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on 10/19/2012 1:09:32 AM

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