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Not Forgotten

By davidhu
Shots from the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Northampton last month. It's a wonderful occasion with groups marching from the Market Square to All Saints Church where they are joined by the local dignatories who have walked through the streets from the Guildhall. Solemn, dignified, colourful - it really is a fitting tribute to the fallen.

Thanks for looking and please view large if you have the time.

Stop press. Just read the news about Pete. I've got much to thank him for both on this site and the Pentax User one, so I'd like to wish him the speediest of recoveries.

Tags: Photo journalism Montage Northampton Remembrance sunday Portraits and people

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lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
9 Dec 2008 8:02PM
6 very good images montaged very well

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9 Dec 2008 8:56PM
Excellent Dave, it has all the clarity and attention to detail that we've come to expect from you, like the way the reds seem well balanced throughout the montage.
I was supposed to do the event here but the car broke down,Sad fine work, Adrian
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 8:58PM
An excellent & original idea. Fine detail throughout & good colours.
Terry
rmr 9 1 Wales
9 Dec 2008 8:59PM
wonderful collection of images dave
mark
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
9 Dec 2008 10:04PM
Beautifully crisp and colourful montage Dave, with an excellent variety of participants.
Rende
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
9 Dec 2008 10:06PM
This is a wonderful montage!

Ken
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
9 Dec 2008 10:09PM
Nobody does it better Dave - another superb reportage montage.
Brian.
Sezz 11 617 15 England
9 Dec 2008 10:25PM
So well put together David as usual, all wonderful images in their own right but I think the central one of the cadets is my favourite.

Sarah *
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
9 Dec 2008 10:30PM
Beautifully put together Dave ...... do you put a lot of time and effort into placing the individual images so they look just right or do you use the Flaming Pear "Masterful Montages for Dummies" plugin for CS2 and CS3? Don't answer that question if you feel it may incriminate you or subsequently harm your defence.
RogBrown 9 3.1k 10 England
10 Dec 2008 12:10AM
Wonderfully colourful montage of a splendid occasion Dave.. I wonder what happened to the surplices of the 2 choirboys bottom left.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
10 Dec 2008 3:27AM
We can never forget those heroes. Superb montage Dave, excellent work.
Dennis
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
10 Dec 2008 8:24AM
love those crisp colours....and of course the presentation

great work my friend

cheers

ollie Smile
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 9:24AM
Cheers for the comments and clicks. Rog, they were surplice to requirements.
RogBrown 9 3.1k 10 England
10 Dec 2008 12:18PM

Quote:surplice to requirements

LOL
10 Dec 2008 4:15PM
Fabulous collection. I said it for the last montage but each of these individual images would easily stand on their own. Brilliant.
piccy 10 8 Wales
10 Dec 2008 4:31PM
it all comes together so well in this montage.
freda
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
11 Dec 2008 4:28PM
A fabulous collection of fine images David. Each one catches the eye and I love the colour.

Phil
11 Dec 2008 5:39PM
A wonderful colourful collage, well done David.
Alex
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
12 Dec 2008 10:31PM
All excellent pictures in their own right David and as a set they add up to more than the sum of the parts.

For me the montage is thought provoking. I was travelling in the car yesterday and heard an item on the radio about Napoleon Bonaparte. After his defeat at Waterloo he surrendered to the British, thinking they might be the fairest and most just of his enemies. He had an expectation that he might end his days in an idyllic cottage outside Oxford, or so it seems, but instead he was banished to the Island of St. Helena out in the Atlantic to keep him out of harm's way. He asked for an Irish physician, a Dr. O'Meara, who was in the Royal Navy, to accompany him as his personal physician and this was granted. Apparently, Dr. O'Meara kept a diary of his life with Napoleon on St. Helena. The most interesting thing for me in listening to the radio piece was speculation, by the author who has re-published Dr. O'Meara's diaries, that had Napoleon been successful, the First and Second World Wars may not have happened!

In Ireland to this day, we have still not figured out how to commemorate the thousands of Irish men who died in the First World War in the British Army while at the same time honouring the men who died for the cause of Irish freedom from Britain in the War of Independence between 1916 and 1922. My (step) great grandfather on my father's side fought in WWI and my uncle on my mother's side fought in WWII against the Japanese in Burma.

When I look at these pictures I am thankful for the European Union and hopeful that future generations will be spared the horrors of the past. But at the same time I fear that many people do not appreciate its value. In Ireland we see it as an ATM machine and in Britain there is deep skepticism about the European Union.

The best thing that we can do today in the memory of those who gave their lives is to actively work together for a real and lasting European Union on not only economic grounds but also in the more fundamental, basic values of shared humanity and solidarity.
John

P.S. I had a hard week at work and have just started into my second bottle of French wine to loosen out on a Friday night. Plus, I'm hopeful that we'll stuff Clermont Auvergne in our European Heineken Cup game tomorrow! And I hope to have the pictures to show it!

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