Arlington National Cemetery

Woman's War Memorial

Woman's War Memorial

"Honoring Military Women - Past, Present and Future"

That's what the Women in Military Service for America Memorial is all about. Since 1775 women have had a role in military service, often serving as nurses and cooks during those times but have always been willing to take on any role, including combat. 

Memorial Day 2013

As we walk the path of life we must never forget those who have been a part of us and have gone on before us. Memorial Day has come to mark the unofficial beginning of the Summer season, but beyond the dashes to the beach and the celebratory cookouts, there are those brave men and women who have given their all for the love of freedom and country.

We must never forget!
Memorial Day 2013
Memorial Day 2013

God Bless America!

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The Amphitheater

The Amphitheater
The Amphitheater

Architectural images are among my favorites to produce so when I came upon an amphitheater some months ago I knew I just had to have a few shots of it. This style of architecture dates to the first century BC when the Romans were building their entertainment complexes. They were the sports arenas of the day, and what a grand idea. With the tiered seating, everyone had a fairly good viewpoint. Most of these structures were circular or oval in shape which further enhanced the view.

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Taken with a Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8 during the mid-morning hours, this is a shot I nearly missed. The sun cleared the rim of the amphitheater within minutes of taking this and the entire scene became too harsh for my liking.

In the foreground is a section marker that I started to remove but since it was section "1" I decided to leave it in place. Another streak of luck I guess, as this was completely unplanned. In fact, I never saw the marker until I chose the image for processing. How I missed that during the composition phase is beyond me. :-)

For those of you wondering where this amphitheater is located, it's Arlington National Cemetery, about a 15 minute walk from this curbside view.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day 2012
Memorial Day 2012
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier