Veteran's Candlelight Tribute

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Okay, I know this isn't the best way to get critique, but in this case there are (1) Too many images and (2) I'm more interested in critique of the collection as a whole.
    The background: God's Acre is the name of the Veteran's cemetery in Victoria. For the last several years they have held a candlelight tribute to our veterans. The theme this year was a "past and present" idea, where a veteran was paired up with a child; each pair placed a candle on a veteran's headstone.
    My aim when shooting this was to try and capture some of the emotion of the event in a photo-journalist style. What I most want to know from those of you who don't mind taking the time to look at the collection is: Did I achieve that? If not, why not? Are there certain images which realy convey this message?

    The Tribute Gallery

    Thanks!!
     
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    The images of just the headstones really conveyed emotion to me, as did the mother wearing her baby. The older soldier in front of the tree was also very emotionally charged. It was my favorite of the collection.
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    As a Korean Veteran, I appreciate your time and work.
    "Some gave some, some gave all, we never forget them."
     

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