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Featured In honor of the the end of WW1 - Ypres/Ieper, Belgium

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Palouse, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Getting through my collection from our recent trip to Belgium is taking time, but I did process these in time for the Armistice Day.

    1. The Menin Gate, in the town of Ieper, which opened in July 1927, bears the names of 54,395 of the missing men. The "overflow" were later added to memorials at Ploegsteert and Tyne Cot cemeteries.
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    2. Name, names, names. (I saw some likely from my mother's family (Sutton).
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    3. Poppies everywhere. The symbol of Flanders Field.
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    4. One of the Gates to Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, almost 12,000 buried with another 35,000 names of men never found. We were there at sunset, which made the place even more poignant!
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    What struck us most about the cemetery was the utter silence and stillness.
     
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  2. A very informative and enjoyable set. Well done!

    Do you have a photo that is more of a close-up of the monument with the cross?
     
  3. Thanks Mike. Unfortunately no close ups of that monument.
     
  4. Excellent work, Nick!
    Really timely indeed.
    I agree about the sunset on Tyne Cot. Poignant.
     
  5. Very nicely done...and a timely post.

    Glenn
     
  6. Thanks Glenn, much appreciated.
     
  7. Thank you Nick!
     
  8. Cheers. But thanks to the millions who gave their all.
     
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  9. Thank you...I know those are Poppies in the wreaths but are those also Poppies growing behind the headstones? ? It's strange that poppies over hear are not normally associated with Remembrance Day.
     
  10. Perfect subjects, excellent photography.
     
  11. Yes, those are indeed poppies still in bloom. Yeah, in the US we reserve poppies for Memorial Day.
     
  12. Thanks Gordon. It was a fabulous trip, and it was only when we were at the Flanders Field Museum in Ieper that it dawned on us that we were there so close to the Centennial.
     
  13. Mike, my caffeine finally kicked in and it dawned on me, with my 50 gillion gigabyte NEFs I could make a crop for you. Hope this helps.

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  14. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Excellent images and timely! The brave souls that confronted evil should never be forgotten!
     
  15. CAJames

    CAJames

    Sep 6, 2006
    Lompoc, CA
    Powerful.
     
  16. Thanks for going to the trouble to make that crop, Nick. It reveals details we couldn't see in the other images. And it speaks volumes about the size and quality of the files made by the D850.
     
  17. Glad to help Mike.
    Yeah, I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the crop. A look at the EXIF shows I used less than optimal settings (my brain was on auto, as camera was on aperture priority with auto ISO); hand held with VR. I was using a -.7 of stop exposure compensation. Not sure where I focused.
     
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  18. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Featuring is well deserved Nick.

    Kind regards
    Klaus
     
  19. Why do you consider those settings less than optimal? I ask because I use them 99% of the time when shooting handheld.
     
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