Vimy Memorial to Canadian Soldiers - France

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  1. JonK

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    The following pics were all taken at the Vimy Ridge Memorial to Canadian Soldires who died there in World War I.
    It is located at Vimy, in N. France nr. Arras.
    This particular spot was donated to the Canadian people and is now considered Canadian soil and administered by the Canadian gov't.
    A very moving spot.

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    all taken with Canon EOS 10s
    Kodak Ektachrome 100 film
    28-135 IS lens
     
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    Indeed a wonderful tribute to the soldiers of your country...
    wonderful shots from slide film..
    i like the first one... it works for me centered :thumbsup: .. teamed with the leafless trees and the blue blue sky it makes for a real nice shot
    second is a very simple/pleasing shot.. nice angle
    third, wonderful angle.. and love the window to the sky.. nicely composed :)
    fourth.. i love it! nice blue tones that go along with the browns in the statue... it just seems so real, the pose... the mood...
    top job Jon :thumbsup: thanks for sharing
     
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    Wow, JonK. A great series of pics. REally tough to pic a fave here. All are very well done.
     
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    Nice shot JonK,

    Love the lighting in these photos. The last one is awesome !
     
  5. JonK

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    Thanks for the kind comments mansi. I agree it is a wonderful tribute.
     
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    Chiller and Mako thanks for looking in; glad you like them. ;)
     
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    Great shots, I especially like 2 & 4!
     
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    great shots Jon, when were you in France?

    I honestly didn't know of this place, so thanks so much for sharing this, we can never show enough respect to those who have fallen, and given their lives for our freedom.
     
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    Thanks becky and raymond.
    I was in France a few years back. I've actually visited here a couple of times.

    Here's a full view of the monument. All the statues are on or around this.

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    Terrific images, I keep looking at the 4th, has to be one of my favourite statue pictures
     
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    #3 is awesome!
    Love that shot! :D
     
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    Great work Jon Love them all! The fourth one really jumps out for me.
     

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