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The Boots and Flag



This moving symbol is part of the Vietnam Memorial that is traveling to cities in the USA.

This moving symbol is part of the Vietnam Memorial that is traveling to cities in the USA.
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34 Comments | Report
tracygrossoflanagan
 
tracygrossoflanagan October 16, 2013
Breathtaking, beautiful shot!!!
barbarabrock PRO+
barbarabrock October 16, 2013
Thanks so much...
vesipenkova
 
vesipenkova October 16, 2013
Cool!
Jane3bys
 
Jane3bys November 13, 2013
Very moving photo. well done.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 April 02, 2014
Love this! :)
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK May 04, 2014
Wonderful and thought provoking photo. Voted.
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman June 11, 2014
Very sad and poignant Barbara....and a fine shot too. Voted
PCL_Photography
 
PCL_Photography March 31, 2015
No question the subject matter of this image is moving and poignant, I'm just not sure about the distressed look however. To me, it looks like a cheap filter that can be downloaded for free and layered over top of the image in a quick and dirty fashion. Not meaning to insult just my critique The folded flag as well as the boots ar the prominent features as they represent the loss. I find the scratches in the image too much of a distraction
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KayBrewer April 28, 2015
congratulations on your shot making finalist in the Shoes contest!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life April 30, 2015
LOOOVE this!!! :):) ❤
inesgardea PRO+
 
inesgardea May 15, 2015
"All gave some, Some gave ALL" Beautiful & Emotinal capture. I look forward to seeing the traveling Memorial in the Chicago area.
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick May 22, 2015
Remarkable photo.
1213wallace
 
1213wallace August 29, 2015
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1213wallace
 
1213wallace August 29, 2015
This photo is by far the best without question.
It's wrong that you did not win.
I did not serve however you are the winner in my book. The silent statements made in your photo trumps all others.
Very well done!!!!
melissahathornegrimaudo
 
melissahathornegrimaudo June 03, 2016
Love Love Love!
rogerkidd
 
rogerkidd June 05, 2017
MY caption would be "Can you fill these boots?"
Psycleracer PRO+
 
Psycleracer June 15, 2017
Gone, but not forgotten...
PeterEvans23 PRO+
 
PeterEvans23 June 17, 2017
Lest We Forget as the caption.
billebbing PRO+
 
billebbing June 29, 2017
Steps to Freedom
Earthwanderer
 
Earthwanderer July 04, 2017
Paid in full. No receipt necessary. ...dmv
CharlesPSchaefer PRO+
 
CharlesPSchaefer July 05, 2017
Only those that have worn these, can no the true value of patriotism.
God Speed.
adavies PRO
 
adavies July 09, 2017
Great image! Nicely done! One of the first images posted in the new VB group. Kudos! :)
billgardam
 
billgardam July 17, 2017
" RUN, FOREST, RUN"
WMLawson PRO
 
WMLawson July 23, 2017
Poignant shot - "Boots on The Ground" comes to mind when I see this.
kandieksweeney
 
kandieksweeney July 29, 2017
I would caption this, "Sacrifice"
joshuastocker PRO+
 
joshuastocker August 10, 2017
Caption:
Thank you for your service.
michaelfmoore PRO+
 
michaelfmoore August 12, 2017
Tears From Heaven
rossano PRO
 
rossano August 21, 2017
My caption is " Hero Sole-dier"
gldosa PRO+
 
gldosa August 23, 2017
Fallen but never forgotten.
Winmildoc PRO
 
Winmildoc September 12, 2017
Emotional ! caption: My Hero
Winmildoc PRO
 
Winmildoc September 12, 2017
Emotional ! caption: My Hero
CharlesPSchaefer PRO+
 
CharlesPSchaefer September 25, 2017
Never Forgotten
kathleenlopiccolo
 
kathleenlopiccolo March 12, 2018
Heartbreaking & moving! The ultimate sacrifice!
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3Love May 29, 2018
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3Love May 29, 2018
Coming Home.

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the local park in Hayden, Idaho.
Time
Midday.
Lighting
Nothing special. It was just natural daylight.
Equipment
Sony Nex-6 with a 17-55mm lens. Nothing else.
Inspiration
The event was a traveling Viet Nam Memorial and that was in town for a couple days. The crowds of people that attended were a photographer's dream. This exhibit was in a plexiglas case out on the lawn. It was a poignant scene with the worn boots.
Editing
I just used the sliders in iphoto to sharpen as much as possible. There is an in-camera HDR which I used when I took the photo.
In my camera bag
Sony Nex-6, 17-55mm, 14mm, 50-200mm and fish-eye lens. I always carry extra batteries and memory cards. I have recently acquired a bean bag I used for stability!
Feedback
Take LOTS of photos at events where many people are milling around. They pay very little attention to you, and you can get wonderful shots of the people. Get in close to the subjects. Don't stand back and try to get the whole scene.

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