Arlington National Cemetary

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  1. clarinetJWD

    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    What an absolutely hallowing place.
    Normally Cemetary shots are posted in the DS, but I felt these were less Dark and more honorary.

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    2. This series is the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guard on the left is the Sargeant who is inspecting the uniform and rifle of the 2 PM Guard. The one on the right is going for his very first shift at the tomb. If anyone has any connections to the cemetary and can find out some information about the guard, I would love to send him a print. (2 PM on Saturday, Dec. 2)
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    3. These are the full size images from the series
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  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Love the changing of the guard, and the way you presented it, Joe! Very VERY nice!

    The first shot of your changing of the guard is WONDERFUL! I absolutely adore the DOF!
     
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    midget patrol TPF Noob!

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    An awe-inspiring place, well captured.

    That first picture in the changing of the guard series... massive :thumbsup:
     
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    I find everything about these shots to be superb.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    very nice joe.. great shots :thumbup:
     
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    Well done laddy!
     
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    On behalf of all vets, Thank You for the wonderful and respectful shots of this solomn place.
     
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    I am a vet and I have visited Arlington (a place one doesn't forget). You did a nice and respectful job in capturing & presenting these photos. Great job and thanks for sharing!
     
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    great shots!
     
  10. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    These are really spectacular. I think you made a very nice tryptych (sp?) of the changing of the guard. You took these on 12/2? I thought they already had the Christmas wreaths put on the graves by then, or is that just in certain sections? Does this happen later in the month? I was there a couple of years ago. I'd love to go back. Such sacred grounds.

    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/wreaths-2005.htm
     
  11. clarinetJWD

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    I want to thank you all for your kind words :)
    Though I live in Baltimore, I have only been to Arlington twice now, and it was as haunting as the first visit. THere were no wreathes that I saw throughout the cemetary, so I don't know...

    Thanks again... :)
     
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    Wow, very touching and respectful. Each time I see photos from Arlington, it moves higher and higher on my must-see places.
     

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