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R.I.P

By daffydill56
Vlamertinge Military Cemetery

Taken on a recent visit to Belgium, this is the most beautiful cemetry I had ever seen,such wonderful and attractive surroundings.
It contains 1,176 graves of soldiers who died of wounds received in the Salient.

A bit out of my comfort zone this, so I hope you like it.

Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/2000
Av( Aperture Value )
6.3
ISO Speed
400

RAW Converted in C1LE

Tags: Landscape Belgium Cemetry Ypres Landscape and travel

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Comments


3 Mar 2008 7:42AM
Wow isnt that uncanny that we both posted military war memorial pictures one right after another! Looks a very peaceful place to rest next to the lake. Nice and timely image. Smile

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Blenkinsopp 10 320 4 England
3 Mar 2008 8:38AM
beautiful image
I have a fascination for churches and graveyards in beautiful settings.
It was a family joke when an aunty remarked she would like to be buried in a graveyard high on a hill because of the beautiful VIEW!
peter_oak 11 1 England
3 Mar 2008 9:27AM
Well done Fran, nice shot.
Done the war grave visits back in April 05 and what stands out in my mind was after what must have been total carnage the silence and the immaculate tidiness of all the cemeteries. You could never put this into words, you have to go to take in the whole experience.

Peter..
3 Mar 2008 12:11PM
great shot
detai lfab reflection good too
tedbear 12 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 6:20PM
I love the composition on this, great shot
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
3 Mar 2008 8:46PM
I totally agree lovely setting and captured so well
Richard
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
3 Mar 2008 8:47PM
Superb shot Fran. I love every thing it stands for and every thought it contains.Like Peter Oak I have done the tour of the battlefield areas and after a lifetime in the military myself I salute each and every one of these brave souls that lie there.
Ron
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 10:40PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated.

Peter and Ron, it is nice that this image meant so much to you both.Glad you appreciate it.

Fran
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 12:19PM
Nicely composed image,well captured...............

Tony.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
7 Mar 2008 4:16PM
Reflective in more ways than one. Well done Fran.
Late spotting this.
Brian.
AlanBW 10 20 England
8 Mar 2008 5:59PM
Great composition and superb reflections
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
9 Mar 2008 8:56AM
" Where have all the flowers gone " ? Beautiful but very sad . xxx
Carabosse Plus
13 40.4k 269 England
10 Mar 2008 1:32AM
Wow - this is most unusual Fran - a reflection shot involving a cemetery. Well captured! Smile
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 1:21PM
Great image with those reflections and lovely to see the cemetary given pride of place with those surroundings
Tim
geegee 12 29 England
11 Mar 2008 8:36PM
So sad but so beautiful.

Hi Fran, how are you keeping, a long time since we spoke. Hope things are going well with you, I am hoping to get some degree of activity going again by summer!!!!
My very best wishes,
George.
14 Mar 2008 10:26AM
Very sobering and yet uplifting image. Sylvia
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
19 Mar 2008 1:14PM
you have really caputured the "serenity" of this scene very well
francisr 12 165
27 Mar 2008 2:45PM
Lovely shot Fran. As you say, a beautiful place, for a endless sleep.

Francis

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