In Loving Memory Tolls the Bell

© Michelle Alton

In Loving Memory Tolls the Bell

Gail Sullivan level-classic 2/15/2013 6:33:18 AM

A beautiful and evocative image made all the more touching by your description, Michelle! #1514756

Jack Ryan 2/15/2013 6:37:03 AM

Outstanding comp, color and clarity. So very well done. #10569123

Gord MacEachern level-classic 2/15/2013 7:28:40 AM

Beautiful Michelle!! #10569190

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/15/2013 7:51:23 AM

a great story-telling image! #10569228

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 2/15/2013 8:13:06 AM

Beautiful image-Beautiful tribute #10569256

Karen E. Michaels level-classic 2/15/2013 8:23:30 AM

heartfelt piece, Michelle. #10569269

Michael Frazier level-classic 2/15/2013 10:28:37 AM

Great emotional capture Michelle. #10569389

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/15/2013 11:08:36 AM

Great tribute, well done,! #10569437

Monnie Ryan level-classic 2/15/2013 1:30:03 PM

Beautifully captured, Michelle! #10569659

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/15/2013 2:11:31 PM

Wonderful tribute Michelle, great capture of this solemn remembrance #10569723

William C. Raco level-classic 2/15/2013 3:29:42 PM

Wow, the photo says so much,
Excellent composition, Michelle
Very touching tribute. #10569774

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 2/15/2013 6:20:34 PM

Outstanding capture, composition, detail and clarity Michelle of this beautiful memorial. I can see how it definitely would put a lump in your throat. #10569965

Barbara Waldoch 2/15/2013 7:47:57 PM

Fantastic image, Michelle! #10570021

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 2/16/2013 1:17:03 AM

Outstanding work,Michelle! An excellent capture and presentation . #10570208

Ken Smith level-classic 2/16/2013 7:05:56 PM

Our local city also does a 9/11 ceremony, with the fireman doing a "ringing of the bell", to honor those killed on that day. Definitely a moving tribute, and I'm sure you felt the emotion too. Nicely done, Michelle! #10571263

Craig D. Minton 2/17/2013 9:19:29 PM

Tells the story very well, Michelle. Great work. Interesting to see they got 25 years out of their pumper truck. #10572605

Lindley Johnson level-classic 2/18/2013 7:36:39 AM

A beautifully composed story-telling image, Michelle, and a wonderful tribute! #10573291

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 2/18/2013 8:31:44 AM

Great composition & color in this beautiful tribute, Michelle! Well-done. #10573357

Patricia White level-classic 2/18/2013 1:14:47 PM

Love the story but sad for why it happens. So many brave people that day, will never forget the day. Thank you for sharing. #10573736

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/18/2013 1:50:47 PM

A great way to remember. We will never forget. #10573810

Cindy Bendush level-classic 2/18/2013 8:26:18 PM

Wonder tribute Michelle. Your close-up capture really draws the viewer in - nice job! #10574276

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 2/23/2013 4:11:50 PM

Beautiful and heartfelt.... #10580711

Ellen Hodges level-classic 2/26/2013 6:15:34 AM

Love the pov and it gives me a tear looking at this, too, Michelle! #10586093

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This image, shot on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, will forever create a lump in my throat.
The bell is being tolled for all the souls that were lost from Bucks County, PA on that fated day. Among them was Victor Saracini, Pilot of Flight United Flight 175.
This solemn and beautiful ceremony took place at Garden of Reflection, a 9/11 memorial park in Victor Saracini's home town of Yardley (also my home). The bell tolled for Captain Saracini at 9:03 a.m., the moment that Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower.
The creation of Garden of Reflection was lovingly conceived and made into reality by local family members of those lost on that fateful day.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 270.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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