Fallen but not forgotten..

© Tom Recklein

Fallen but not forgotten..

Anne D. Eigen June 07, 2007

Very powerful capture. Love how you used the wide angle! #669957

June 07, 2007

Excellent position and use of the wide angle lens for sure. The simple colors and the pattern are nice. I would shoot that same shot at different times of the day and with different sky conditions as well to see if anything changes. Also, I would try some shots with the foremost headstone in sharpest focus. Cool shot, where is this?

Kirk #4376293

Tom Recklein June 10, 2007

This was at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on Memorial Day. It's actually an optical illusion in that the headstones are in a valley that slopes in from all sides, making it look like I used a fisheye. I had to crop it at the top a little due to some unsightly backyards just beyond the fence. #4383220

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 10, 2007

AMAZING image, Tom. Incredible composition and perspective. The perfectly placed flags take this shot over the top! --Lisa #4383411

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett June 18, 2007

Excellent capture, Tom ... really like your effects, as well ... steve #4407312

July 25, 2007

Powerful #4556716

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4558580

RC Fritz July 26, 2007

Excellent POV. Congratulations on your WIN!! #4562397

Vikram Jamwal July 26, 2007

Amazingly shot! Congrats on this very worth winner! #4562689

Don Johnson level-deluxe July 26, 2007

Wonderful shot. My father is buried at Arlington and this makes me think of him. Congratulations on a great image! #4563222

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 26, 2007

Tom, congratulations on your beautiful first place winner. #4563816

Les Rhoades level-classic July 27, 2007

I wanted to stop in and personally offer my Congratulations on your BP win!

It’s a wonderful image.



Carol Teal July 27, 2007

A wonderful tribute to those who fight for our country! Great perspective, and congrats on your first place win!! #4569699

Tom Recklein July 29, 2007

Thank you all!!! When I see the work of my competitors, I often told myself I was out of my league and could not possibly win. I was shocked when I saw the "Editor Pick" and when the 1st place winner notification came, it was just too much!! Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments!! #4575029

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 07, 2007

Tom, big congratulations on your First Place Winner! #4616584

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Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 125/100000, Flash: flash did not fire, Focal Length: 70mm, Camera Model: NIKON D50

Uploaded on June 07, 2007

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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