Remembering......

By glenalva
Some images from my visit to 'The National Memorial Arboretum', Alrewas, Staffordshire.

In this first image, these two young girls walked past me as I was taking a picture of this section of the 'Armed Forces Memorial' and I heard one of them saying 'he's down here'.......maybe a Dad, brother.....cousin - it was so moving. What also really got to me on this side of the memorial is the blank sections of the wall, ominously waiting there for new names to be added.

The rest of the pictures are:

V2 - South side detail of the 'Armed Forces Memorial'.

V3 - 'Gates of Eternity', part of the 'Armed Forces Memorial' (also on the South side).

V4 - Steel eagle on a globe, which stands in the 'Royal Air Force Association Remembrance Garden'.

V5 - An 'ATS' girl in uniform.... 'Auxiliary Territorial Service' memorial.

V6 - Suez Veterans Asscociation Memorial (Pyramid & Memorial Cross).

V7 - Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces Memorial.

Thanks again for all your C&Cs on my last uploads folks, very much appreciated.
I won't be online at all this coming week.........but looking forward to catching up with all your wonderful work soon. Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Remembrance Portraitsandpeople Armed forces memorial National memorial arboretum

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Comments


Super set of images Ali, great detail in all,
Fred.

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ade123 Plus
3 262 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 8:10AM
A set thought provoking images beautifully presented in mono which I would say makes it even more dramatic. Great photography

Ade
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Aug 2014 8:44AM
Poignant and empathetically processed, Ali.

Dave
cantona43 Plus
10 924 4 England
3 Aug 2014 8:57AM
What a fantastic and touching set we will always remember
Neil
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
3 Aug 2014 11:48AM
Excellent series Ali.
Rende
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
3 Aug 2014 12:09PM
Strong selection Glenelva !
Ron
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 4:32PM
Many thanks Fred, Ade, Dave, Neil, Rende and Ron!! Grin
super set .
David
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 4:35PM
Many thanks David!! Grin
3 Aug 2014 6:14PM
A fine set.

2 and 5 stand out for me.

P.
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 6:26PM
Thanks P.......they're actually my own favourites out of them too!! Grin
3 Aug 2014 9:04PM
A powerful memorial, and your monochrome studies are beautifully done.
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 11:09PM
Many thanks Alan! Smile
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 11:11PM
Thanks again for all your C&Cs folks, very much appreciated. I won't be online at all this coming week Sad .........but looking forward to catching up with all your wonderful work soon. Smile
JohnoP 11 2
4 Aug 2014 8:38AM
Powerful work Ali...beautifully expressed in mono. John
Very nice set.

Steve
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2014 6:35PM
Great set Ali and very well suited to the mono treatment
Jason
Mike_Smith Plus
9 290 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:53PM
Very thought provoking pictures, very good photography
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2014 2:39PM
v1 and v5 are stand out images for me Ali ,mono just seems right for these shotsWink
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2014 8:39AM
A very poignant set of images Ali, particularly V1. You have made excellent use of mono processing to convey a feeling of respect and remembrance throughout.

Phil.
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2014 8:43AM
Thanks again for all your C&Cs folks, very much appreciated. Smile

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