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Old Apr 10, 2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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Took this in fall 2005.
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Old Apr 10, 2006, 5:08 PM   #2
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There is poetry and majesty in this photo.

Someone else might say that the flag is out of focus.

I see it differently...

O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


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Old Apr 10, 2006, 5:27 PM   #3
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Evelyn

Nice shot and I think the way the flag is just slightly out of focus just adds to the image as the marines are infocus and sharp. Any more shots of the memorial that you'd like to share ?

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Old Apr 10, 2006, 5:59 PM   #4
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The reason the flag is "out of focus" is because it was blowing in a gentle breeze. This exposure took 2 seconds, since it was pretty dark. The sculpture is beautifully illuminate by some spotlights. I think it's actually more attractive at night than during the day.

I like digcamfan's take on the flag and the way it illustrates the phrase from the national anthem. Wish I'd thought of that!
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I agree, the soft focus on the lower half of the flag to me represents the strife of that day, one we should all hold dear. Thanks for sharing this lovely photo. l only wish that today our children would realize the sacrifices that have gone before them so that they can do the things they are doing, even some that we abhor.

Once again, thanks for a beautiful photo.

Jerry,

P.S. My wife was born in Bluefield, W.V., as her parents are from Virginia and West Virginia. Yankee is a dirty word to her, so I have to watch my step.




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Old Apr 11, 2006, 10:38 AM   #6
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Thank you, all, for your comments.
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