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The Last Post

By CSuk
With the upcoming 2009 Rememberance Day I wanted to express it a different way that did'nt actually show images of war or military. The posts (32 in each photo) going off into the distance represent wars constantly going on and on, in different outposts around the world, and never ending. My interpretation of how, as a soldier etc., you go off to war with high hopes and feelings (the colour version), and come back with a darker view of things (the mono version). Also family are proud on the one hand (the colour version) and sick with worry on the other (the mono version) The title to this piece is given from the tune that is traditionally played at military funerals, and Rememberance Day celebrations, in honour of those who have fallen. Many have gone but are still remembered by the many who remain.

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Voters: CherryMartin, colmar, Imagephotographics and 28 more

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colmar 12 42 35 Scotland
8 Nov 2009 3:51AM
I like the idea of not showing images of war but yet to still be reminded, we all do..... Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the image Colin

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8 Nov 2009 4:59AM
Great image - well thought out !

Chris
Bazman 11 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 5:42AM
Well spotted
Barrie
woolybill1 Plus
13 33 76 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 9:25AM
A thoughtful and refreshingly different approach to the topic.
Bill
GeorgeRusky 14 1 4
8 Nov 2009 2:44PM
Hi Carlos
Interesting shot, I wouldn't do it differently, I believe you have found the optimal interpretation for the subject.
Thank you for remembering about me, much appreciated!
Since I have read all I could 'about' you including your latest comments, I think I understand better what you try to express thru your photography and commenting messages.
May I now borrow, one time only, your comments' ending cliche:
"Thankyou 4 the share...Click Smile " ?
Smile Smile Smile
Regards
George
angie44 11
8 Nov 2009 9:16PM
very intresting idea , like it lots , and many thanks for your very kind words on my pic , i will often choose to add nothing in the way of description as i feel its best left to ones own imagination , .. thanks again .. angie
Mavis 18 143 2 England
8 Nov 2009 10:31PM
A very imaginative definition of the last post and all who have died the cause of freedom xx
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
9 Nov 2009 2:46PM
A great presentation, so well spotted and captured.
Bob
9 Nov 2009 7:20PM
Great work!
Peter.
danbrann 15 640 17
9 Nov 2009 7:29PM
A well thought out and produced tribute to many.
Dave_Holdham 11 4 1 Wales
9 Nov 2009 8:22PM
Well spotted, great images
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 10:41PM
You deserve high acclaim for the art work you are creating. Paul
panda 16 5 1 England
10 Nov 2009 10:43AM
Excellent image, well spotted and presented.

Regards Phil
davey_griffo 11 213 165 England
10 Nov 2009 11:44AM
Nice idea. I think the colour & B&W versions making an effective pair.

to some it may have the look of indecision as to which is better. But I've done this myself. I have a print of one of my shots in B&W & colour ( link V1 & 2) hung on my wall. I liked both, so why choose?
CSuk 11 7 33 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 1:27PM
Thanks to all (and to those who may come later) for your comments/votes.
Dave: There was no indecision on my part as for me it was my interpretation of how, as a soldier etc., you go off to war with high hopes and feelings (the colour version), and come back with a darker view of things (the mono version). Also family are proud on the one hand (the colour version) and sick with worry on the other (the mono version). I should have put that in my prefix to show I was not being indecisive but, better late than never...as they say.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
10 Nov 2009 1:34PM
An especially nice way to express parts of Remembrance Day-- Veteran's Day for us Nov.11(tomorrow)

Thanks for your suggestion re: texture layer on my latest image! I do not know how to use it, but will keep it in case... will try....
Jennnn
foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
10 Nov 2009 3:04PM
Good perspective and very well presented Carlos. I like "different" and this one falls into that category. The colour and mono versions,side by side work very well as does the description.
Pete.
Adderwatcher 10 60 19 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 3:31PM
Very well thought out and presented. An excellent image.
Scott
konu 12 31 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 2:03PM
nice concept, totally artistic
SKETCHER68 12 4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 6:14AM
Lovely thought out piece of work. S
MickS 15 23 14 England
17 Nov 2009 10:47AM
Watcha Carlos,
like them both, prefer the mono, one step further abstracted. A piece of art work where both title and piece are interrelated in a subtle way. I don't think they work together grouped as they are, unless, of course, you were trying to create more tension to go with the theme?
best
Mick
PS, ah, I've just read other comments, I prefer to read them after I make my own, you were using it to add tension and convey differing aspects of the attitude to war.
DeSilver Plus
12 14 12 England
22 Nov 2009 10:54AM
Taken with the write up quite an emotive image. Great interpretation.


David.
Natzdad 11 29 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2009 3:23PM
refreshingly different .............Mick
just to add to your photo i have just been told that the posts in your shot are actually cannon castings that were never used,and you see them all over the country,I'll take a closer look next time i see one...may be true may not?

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