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Old Jun 5, 2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Of late I have been doing some research on businesses and have gained some access to Find a grave something I find worth while for now in between all the other shots. I love family history and will help all I can in this act. Even though I run into some of the worse conditions of many yards where our loved ones are laid to rest.. but I have found some very interesting shots that lay out there in the quiet zones of the haze of death... I had to share with those that will remember the days of these now rusted important head gears. This a old cemetery that is in need of some attention in fact a lot of them do..this is the only one I ran into head gear as the ones in the photos there are four that is in this one . I have no clue as to if the head gear are the actual ones worn or part of the burial. Thanks to those that have done duty to fight for freedom!
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 2:29 AM   #2
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Definitely a worthy subject and nice angles/composition/exposure etc. - #3 especially.

I'm in two minds about the flag which I'd assume is a prop you've added. Without it these are an poignant series about the forgotten graves of the men of WWII. With it it becomes more of a personal commentary about how you feel about them (although personally I'd feel uncomfortable adding anything to a grave). On balance I'd prefer it without the flag in 1,2 and 4 but with the flag in 3 where it looks like it's just a helment in the grass and not on a grave.
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Good points made by Martin, the pictures would have a different feeling if shot without the flags and both would be a good shot. I like the flags, as they look old and worn as if they were placed by someone a while ago. I found a few war vet graves that have old flags place on them by a friend or loved one. Even found a few with full beer cans left on the graves from friends having a another drink with a friend not forgotten.
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Sorry to disappoint you but I did not add nothing to the graves at all they were already there that's what I find so good about the place some one had the graces to all ready see the need the head gears are always there the flags I am sure have been there for a while. The head gears are not the one and the same there are four here in this one Cemetery alone. The one on the grass if looked more closely you can see a corner of the flat head stone in the grasses beyond near the flag corner Which I know we are not to let the corners touch the ground I was a VFW AUX. President for a year in WY and took the job of volunteering yearly to place the flags and crosses as a youngster while most of the other kids were off getting into other things.
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Then I like them as they are, all the more for the added interest of knowing about the volunteers now. I still like number #3 best for the lower viewpoint which might have worked well on #1 and #4 as well.
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I like doing what I do and have taken on the fact that our county does not have a list complied of all the Cemeteries so I am gathering any information on any that are in the county that they will be listed I have yet to get with the Historical Society on each and every one of them I am sure they would have a some kind of knowledge of all of them. There is one that I had gotten information on that is listed with the county and there is only one person there on private land. I am hoping it will install some kind of public interest in helping to keep them clean clear and well maintained . In one there is a small house over the two graves with a walk way up to it and it seemed to me that some homeless was making them self comfortable thinking it was a shed but it was actually a memorial... the house was small enough but yet big enough for One or two ... I am working on getting a Paper /book together on this issue.
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