The Bell Tolled

Uploaded: September 17, 2011 02:29:04


As in most 9/11 memorial ceremonies, at Garden of Reflection, this bell was rung at the exact clock times of each of the crashes. The bell also tolled after the reading of each name of lost residents of our county.
Seen in the foreground is a mass of red carnations, and in the background, a soldier who guarded the platform and podium during the ceremony.
Last in the series, for now.
[If you have not read Joe DiGilio's 3rd installment on his "Rainbow Trilogy" --the Red Scent--just Google "relentless pursuit red scent"]
It's a gem!

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


Stefania Barbier level-classic September 17, 2011

it's a beautiful capture of the memorial moment, Michelle! #1408871

Michelle Alton September 17, 2011

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member since: 10/17/2002 Great close-up capture Michelle! I really enjoyed Joe's story!! Jeff
9/17/2011 3:12:37 AM

Brett Dolsen September 17, 2011

Wow Michelle wonderfull you captured this sad but historical event so well! #9675624

Paul E. Earl September 17, 2011

Powerful image!! #9675635

Mike Clime September 17, 2011

Excellent capture and comp, Michelle! Must have been a very touching experience. #9675649

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic September 17, 2011

A great capture, Michelle! Super job! #9675665

Marilyn Cornwell September 17, 2011

A wonderful image, Michelle! #9675679

Gord MacEachern September 17, 2011

Beautiful Michelle, it sys so much, wonderful series!!! #9675715

Monnie Ryan September 17, 2011

Perhaps my favorite of the series, Michelle! Outstanding! #9675909

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 17, 2011

Outstanding color, details and composition. A wonderful presentation Michelle! #9675974

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 17, 2011

Ohhhh, I love this Michelle! Great comp and colors...

jo ann c. #9676283

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic September 17, 2011

The framing is excellent in this image Michelle, showcasing the gloved hands and using the flag and red carnations to capture the focal point. The clarity of detail and the intended emotion is very well defined. You should create a book with this fabulous imagery!! #9676583

Barbara Waldoch September 17, 2011

Wonderfully captured, Michelle! #9676587

MELODIE C. ROBERTS September 17, 2011

Your title says it all

I love this Mickey!! #9676734

Susan Weisensel September 17, 2011

Very emotional series Michelle, got me right in the heart. #9676736

Terry Cervi level-deluxe September 17, 2011

Very beautifully taken, Michelle! #9676929

Rony Sagy September 17, 2011

Beautiful work, Michelle. #9677069

Mitch Spence level-classic September 18, 2011

The series is beautifully presented and beautifully seen, Michelle. Your images to tell the story of this emotional memorial service are so well chosen. #9677757

Rona L. Schwarz September 19, 2011

Wonderful series of this solemn anniversary, Michelle! Each one is so poignant and tells a different part of the story - all of them are beautifully presented. #9680597

Emile Abbott level-classic September 20, 2011

You really got the story shots during this anniversary Michelle. #9682089

Aimee S. McMaster September 21, 2011

...this is excellent Michelle; in every way...(and BTW I wasn't happy with the title of my morning glory image... your comment this am was the 'perfect' thank you! ) :o) #9682850

Arturo Guerra September 21, 2011

Gorgeous framing and tonalities. A very emotional image.


Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 23, 2011

Wonderful image and fantastic preservation on the occasion. Excellant comp and DOF. #9687863

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