Heroism and Sacrifice by sweeeeeet_melissa

Heroism and Sacrifice

Stopped by Camp Butler National Cemetery near Springfield IL. This was my first visit. It's much smaller than Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. And it appears they're more lax about flowers and tributes left graveside. None the less, any visit to a National Cemetery is a moving experience.
I love the composition and the flow of the stones. However, are the front stones blue on purpose? Kinda pulls me away from the pic
January 6th, 2019  
@noamnov Nothing about this shot is on purpose...I just clicked as my mom crept the car slowly through the cemetery. But the lower stones are more modern versus the ones beyond the black fence (civil war). There's a noticeable difference in color and veining of the marble or granite (whatever it may be). Throw in shadow and a quick tweak of the saturation...and that's where we ended up. :)
January 6th, 2019  
I love the lines in this! The color difference doesn't bother me so much. My eye is drawn up to the mausoleum in the back.....
January 6th, 2019  
Reminds me of Arlington but there are wreaths on all the graves.
January 7th, 2019  
I visited the American Military Cemetery in Manila last year and I was brought to tears. I was not prepared for the size of the place and the amount of suffering that it represents. There are 14000 head stones beautifully laid out in a circle and on a wall 36000 names of servicemen with no known graves. Occasionally on this wall there is a star by a name which means the remains have been found and properly buried.
January 7th, 2019  
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