In Honor of Those Who Served

© Karen Kessler

In Honor of Those Who Served

Monnie Ryan 5/25/2009 5:27:51 AM

Beautiful, Karen, and a wonderful tribute! #1132395

Cyndy Doty 5/25/2009 6:05:53 AM

Karen, a lovely capture and a wonderful sentiment. #7555084

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/25/2009 6:07:26 AM

Beautiful.....Well done. #7555090

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/25/2009 6:43:02 AM

Karen this is a stunning shot of these flags taken with amazing shallow DOF/selective focus, vivid color and terrific composition!! This, of course, is a most apt theme for today's holiday! #7555164

Julianna J. Collett 5/25/2009 8:48:47 AM

Stunning image - love the dof! #7555433

Kim Kleinschmidt 5/25/2009 3:43:47 PM

Fabulous capture and DOF, Karen!
wonderful tribute! #7556205

Karen Kessler 5/25/2009 4:40:10 PM

Thank you Monnie, Cyndy, Shelly, Melissa, Julianna and Kim for your compliments and input! I really appreciate you all! #7556357

Joan E. Gerring 5/25/2009 5:16:01 PM

Very nice shot Karen! #7556499

Maria A. Gonzalez 5/25/2009 5:26:11 PM

Great dof and composition.Very nice tribute to honor those in the Armed Forces who have served this incredible country.Very well captured,Karen. #7556536

Laura E. Swan 5/25/2009 6:34:38 PM

Beautiful. These are the days that I miss living in that USA and the ones that I am very proud to be an American.

Thanks you for this beautiful tribute Sister Karen!


Animated American Flag at half mast Pictures, Images and Photos #7556677

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/25/2009 7:24:40 PM

A super Memorial Day capture, very inspirational! #7556759

Ron McEwan 5/26/2009 1:53:44 PM

Excellent shot for this special day Karen. Being a vertian I appreciate it. #7560159

Karen Kessler 5/26/2009 6:46:21 PM

Thank you Joan, Maria, Laura, Donna & Ron! Your comments (and HTML, Sis!) are much appreciated! #7563309

Patricia Seidler 6/19/2009 5:45:34 PM

WTG Karen. Congratulations! Good luck in the next round!!!!! #7651336

Patrick Rouzes 6/19/2009 6:36:36 PM

Karen, CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist!!! #7651780

Laura E. Swan 6/19/2009 6:37:39 PM




Huge Congrats! Your Love Of Flags and For Your Country Has Surely PAID OFF!

I'm Soooooooooooo HAPPY FOR YOU! :)

Sister Laura :) #7651788

M.Christine Duncan 6/19/2009 6:39:54 PM

Karen!!!! bravo and congrats on this profound finalist image m'dear!!! This is simply beautiful!!! #7651806

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/19/2009 6:51:39 PM

Excellent work Karen! Congratulations on your finalist! #7651934

Mary Beth Aiello 6/19/2009 6:57:14 PM

Karen -- The composition and DOF are amazing. Huge congrats on this outstanding and well deserved finalist. I just love it. #7651998

Theresa Marie Jones 6/19/2009 6:58:39 PM

Salutations! I salute you on your excellent image! #7652010

Sherry McClead 6/19/2009 7:01:37 PM

Congrats Karen!!! WTGoooooooo. Truely a wonderful image lovely lady.

Sherrybear #7652032

Sam Britt 6/19/2009 7:02:19 PM

Congratulations Karen! #7652040

Christine Lobsinger 6/19/2009 7:06:39 PM

WOW... Karen, amazing Finalist SHOT!!!
Good Luck in the next round!!!

Graham Robards 6/19/2009 7:15:48 PM

Congratulations little Sister! ~Pat #7652145

Ann Coates 6/19/2009 7:22:51 PM

Sister Laura sent me here and I'm glad she did. This is fantastic and I can see why you got a finalist. Congratulations Karen and truly well deserved. #7652196

Chris Ebben 6/19/2009 8:26:42 PM

Congratulations!!! Very good work=^..^= #7652641

Avril Young 6/19/2009 9:13:26 PM

Huge congratulations Karen!! well deserved! #7652866

Eugenio Diaz 6/19/2009 9:54:04 PM

Huge Congratulations on this STUNNING finalist! AMAZING work and well done. #7653181

Nancyj E. Hovey 6/20/2009 6:49:50 AM


on your well deserving FINALIST! 8o) #7655225

Michelle Alton 6/20/2009 7:54:32 AM

A truly awe-inspring finalist! #7655730

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 6/20/2009 10:35:54 AM

A very well deserved finalist, Karen. Big congratulations!!! #7656878

Nadya Johnson 6/20/2009 3:27:52 PM

Wonderful capture, Karen! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7658252

Tracy Dowgill 6/20/2009 4:06:09 PM

A wonderful capture Karen. The americans do patriotism far better than we brits do which is pretty sad really considering the sacrifices they make.
Many congratulations on your bp finalist. #7658396

Sherran Andersen 6/20/2009 9:55:07 PM

Congrats Karen. Sherran #7659318

Karen Kessler 6/21/2009 8:50:43 AM

Wow! Thank you all for your congratulations! I really appreciate it! I just got back on my computer this morning after being away for two days and came back to all these emails! :) #7660916

Jim Huffield 6/22/2009 10:04:12 AM

Very nice tribute and wonderful finalist, Karen. Jim #7664980

Karen Kessler 6/22/2009 6:41:34 PM

Thank you, Jim! #7667385

Marisol Pastor 6/23/2009 10:59:23 AM

Congratulations Karen on your finalist. Great pov and color! #7670551

Karen Kessler 6/28/2009 5:32:45 PM

Thanks, Marisol! #7687731

Laura E. Swan 7/4/2009 12:48:16 PM



Christine Lobsinger 7/4/2009 12:57:23 PM

WOW SIS LAURA>... you sure know how to put on a FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!!!

Karen Kessler 7/4/2009 3:47:16 PM

Uwww, COOL Sis! I love your animated insert above! Thank you for adding it here! #7704586

Vincent J. DeSanto 7/30/2009 10:11:27 AM

WOW Karen, what a beautiful shot you took here. Man, you composed this one perfectly and I lovew how you played with the DOF. Nice work. #7797401

Karen Kessler 7/30/2009 6:26:10 PM

Thank you for your kind comments, Vincent! #7798611

Gail Vitikacs 12/17/2009 6:03:27 PM

Indeed a beautiful finalist....well done! #8227803

Karen Kessler 12/17/2009 6:09:29 PM

Thank you, Gail! #8227825

Usman M. Bajwa 5/31/2010 1:05:58 AM

CONGRATZ on your wonderful POTD Award!

UB. #8654163

William C. Raco 5/31/2010 3:10:09 AM

Excellent photo to dedicate for the day
Congratulations on the POTD recognition, Karen #8654237

Kathryn Wesserling 5/31/2010 3:11:50 AM

Amen! #8654240

Kim Andelkovic 5/31/2010 3:49:51 AM

Congrats Karen on a super POTD....... :-) #8654307

Christine Lobsinger 5/31/2010 4:12:14 AM

Hi Karen, COngrats to you on your Lovely POTD!!!!!
CHRIS #8654363

Joy Rector 5/31/2010 4:31:29 AM

congrats on the POTD #8654378

Sheila Pittman 5/31/2010 4:52:28 AM

A Great Memorial Day capture, Congrats on the POTD win. #8654418

Nikki McDonald 5/31/2010 5:03:42 AM

Congratulations on the finalist (quite belated) and the POTD, Karen. Glad to see it this morning. #8654441

Robert Jensen 5/31/2010 5:41:24 AM

Beautifully captured - glad this one was selected for today. My dad passed away a few years ago and he was in the Army and stationed in Hawaii when it was bombed on Dec 7, 1941. After the war, he was stationed in Tokyo as an MP, where he met my mom. He would have loved this image. Thanks for posting it. #8654528

Dianna Murphy 5/31/2010 5:55:24 AM

Thanks for this my son and Dad are Marines! #8654534

Sharon F. Morris 5/31/2010 7:02:13 AM

Beautiful image. Congrats in your Finalist and POTD Karen. #8654623

Richard M. Waas 5/31/2010 7:07:15 AM

Congrats Karen on a great Finalist and a well deserved POTD!!! #8654629

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/31/2010 7:08:54 AM

WOW, fantastic

on your POTD! 8o) #8654631

Katarina Mansson 5/31/2010 7:14:36 AM

Congratulations on your powerful POTD! #8654639

Sheri Camarda 5/31/2010 7:15:59 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S Karen!

Simple but powerful!

Perfect for the day. Remembering all who served and those serving. Dad 20 years in the Air Force- went Home last year, and brother served in Vietnam, One Uncle in the Army, one Uncle in the Navy. Praise God! #8654642

Pamela L. Moore 5/31/2010 7:21:57 AM

thank you so much for this picture. I it a great reminder to all of us to thank all the men and women who have served for our freedom. #8654648

Cathy Barrows 5/31/2010 8:10:39 AM

Congrats on a fab Memorial Day POTD #8654756

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/31/2010 8:32:36 AM

Beautiful! Congrats on POTD!

jo ann c. #8654834

Patti Coblentz 5/31/2010 8:38:24 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful memorial POTD, Karen!

Patti #8654850

Songbird Cline 5/31/2010 8:50:19 AM

I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
I gladly stand up . . next to you and defend her still today
Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA
Well there's pride in every American heart
And its time we stand and say..
That we are proud to be Americans
Where at least we know we're free
And we won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to you and me. #8654867

Dr Silly 5/31/2010 8:53:13 AM

Congratulations Karen for your POTD that fits today. :O) #8654871

Bill Treadway 5/31/2010 9:54:27 AM

Well Done and Well Said! #8654952

ROLAN NARMAN 5/31/2010 11:08:26 AM

Huge congrats on your POTD Karen! #8655200

Jeff Robinson 5/31/2010 11:25:39 AM

Congrats Karen on your Fantastic POTD!! Jeff #8655249

Songbird Cline 5/31/2010 11:54:49 AM

To all you veterans I Thank you for serving our country! I appreciate your service. I descend from 11 Revolutionary War veterans. My GGG grandfather was in the War of 1812, and I have 3 ancestors who served in the Civil War. My grandpa Frazier was in WWI, and both my parents were in the Navy during WWII, both stationed at Pearl Harbor. My father is a Pearl Harbor survivor. My husband was a field medic for a year in VietNam. We have 2 sons career Air Force one of which is currently deployed. My father in law was a Captain in the Army and ran an Italian POW camp during WWII.
My 5th grade teacher was a Marine who served in the Korean War and we sang the Marine's Hymn everyday after the Pledge of Allegiance. Serving one's country, and appreciating it was ingrained in me from birth.Let us all remember that freedon is not free! #8655317

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/31/2010 12:13:51 PM

Outstanding POTD Karen, congratulations! #8655389

Laura E. Swan 5/31/2010 12:18:05 PM

SISTER KALENA!!!!!! POTD!!!!!!!!

HA!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!

I love this one and always have!

Thanks for being our wonderful patriotic BP Sister!

American Flag Pictures, Images and Photos

Love, Lala


Karen Kessler 5/31/2010 6:36:18 PM

Thank you all so much for your kind comments. I read all of them & it made my day!

I'm happy that you liked the photo - it was my favorite from that photo shoot! I am so thankful for the men and women who protect our freedoms.


Graham Robards 6/1/2010 3:21:37 AM

Wonderful to see this one again Karen!~Pat #8656713

Wm Nosal 6/1/2010 6:14:06 AM

Beautiful Shot!

Shirley A. Kinney 6/1/2010 2:53:22 PM

Beautiful shot, Karen and a beautiful tribute to all those serving our country in any and every branch of service. My son has served in the Navy for 21 years and is at present on a sub at sea for 6 months, the Louisville. Congrats on your POTD...well deserved. #8658285

Stephanie Laird 6/1/2010 4:23:57 PM

Perfect in every way! #8658586

Robert D. Proctor 6/2/2010 4:34:34 AM

Outstanding perspective, photo tell's the story. #8659617

Christine Lobsinger 6/4/2010 5:46:45 AM

Hi My Friend... I am happy to visit your gallery today... Good to see this one as a Finalist...WTG!!! It sure is a great story telling SHOT!!!
I'm happy for you!!!

Amanda J. Tanner 6/6/2010 5:33:17 AM

A Huge Congratulations on this Beautiful Tribute. This tells so many stories of Being an American and being proud of all our men serving our country. Wonderful work Karen! #8668709

Richard D. Love 6/8/2010 2:08:35 PM

Congratulations. What a wonderful way to pay homage to those who allow us to be free Americans. Well done.

Rick #8679721

Karen Kessler 6/8/2010 5:35:04 PM

Thank you for your comments. I have enjoyed reading through them all & seeing how we all feel the same way about our service men & women & what they do for us! #8680307

Carmody Baker 9/3/2010 3:13:51 PM

This is truly beautiful! It speaks right to the heart. #8880317

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These are flags posted at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, TN, for the Memorial Day weekend. They have the lawn beautifully decorated in honor of those who have served and are now serving our great country to defend our freedoms.

I want to take the opportunity to thank those of you who have made great sacrifices for us!

Shutter: 1/125
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Picture Style: Landscape
Lens: EF 70-300mm IS
Focal Length: 300mm

Held camera close to the ground to get this effect. Cropped, sharpened and saturated slightly using PS CS3.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 5/25/2009 4:50:08 AM Photo Contest Finalist Photo of the Day

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