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Complete with riderless horse...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 27 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

This caisson came into the cemetery, for yet another burial.
Mike's brother-in-law, a WWII veteran, is one of those buried here.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 100 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful and sobering image Judy! Have a wonderful weekend! this is a beautiful composition also!

27 Jun 2009 5:50am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

This photo is peaceful memory ! Beautiful !

27 Jun 2009 8:49am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Greetings from warm, sunny Finland !
Our visitors are now at their homes or travelling and we got one week for resting :)
I am sitting now outside near the lake and enjoying a silence around me.

I wish you a happy weekend!

27 Jun 2009 10:05am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful composition, Judy. That must have been a very touching experience... just being in Arlington is touching!

27 Jun 2009 11:45am

@Betty: Thank you, Betty, and if we'd been any closer, I don't know if I could have taken the shot.

Barbara from Florida, United States

There is something timeless about this image with the horse drawn "caisson".
Nicely composed and well captured.

27 Jun 2009 11:56am

@Barbara: I agree, Barb ... it could have been 100 years ago, but sobering to have the ceremony continue today.

Dawn from Maryland, United States

What a great capture and perfect composition. Great shot!

27 Jun 2009 12:46pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

great capture of a special moment - a solemn but beautiful ceremony....

27 Jun 2009 1:54pm

Time from philadelphia, United States

Great shot, I'd likr to see it in B&W

27 Jun 2009 2:20pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

A very intimate moment and deeply touching capture.

27 Jun 2009 3:19pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

This looks like a grand funeral to me! For us,its usually a see-through van with the coffin inside.This is a very grand and solemn scene:)

Only the white flesh can be eaten dear Judy,though the rind is really quite thick and it seems like a waste to throw it away. It taste like soursop:)

27 Jun 2009 3:51pm

@tyan: I've never seen a "see-through van" for a funeral, but this old ceremony has been used for US Presidents, and is obviously used for fallen veterans in Arlington National Cemetery.

PS: Thanks for the info on the mangosteen!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

How precious this is....really ...Glad you're in excellent shape x

27 Jun 2009 4:07pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Awesome shot Judy....and i give you credit for having shot it !!! I know when I went to New much as I wanted to document what I saw.....I just couldn't shoot the houses, with the numbers marked on them......I don't know if I would have been able to shoot this !!

27 Jun 2009 5:32pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan ... and as I commented to someone else, if we'd been any closer, I don't know whether I could have taken the shot. This is a cropped image and they were a good distance away.

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I'm glad you shot this too. This is a sobering reminder of what still goes on and always will in Arlington. It is not just about the past but what still is happening. This shot in its own way is very beautiful!

27 Jun 2009 6:44pm

@Lambspun: I shot it quickly and then as I stood there, it felt that I'd stepped back a hundred years ... yet the ceremony continues, as you said, to this day. Bless the soul being laid to rest.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Judy......I still think you must be stronger than me......I was riding in a car, down the street, and there was no one around, and I still couldn't pick up the camera to shoot......I felt like I was intruding on the dead......even the guy I was with (my "long distance relationship", for the past 25 years)......he was just as quiet as me, and when I said, "I just can't pick up the camera" seemed he understood exactly what I meant....
Oh well.....on to happier days......

27 Jun 2009 8:46pm

@Susan: I hear you loudly and clearly, Susan, and in my case, I felt that I was capturing an historical image in modern times. But again, had I been closer, I couldn't have done it (nor would I have gotten it w/o the zoom lens).
In New Orleans I don't know that I could have taken those houses either ... even if I could go there.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the composition! it has a classic, timeless touch! And it wouldn't have had the same impact without the horse-drawn caisson in the shot!

12 Jul 2009 6:50am

@Japanalia: Thank you so much ... it was meaningful scene.

1/250 second
ISO 100
225 mm (35mm equiv.)