Selling The Drama

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Arlington Cemetery

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

        - Winston Churchill

comments (26)

  • Mal
  • Has no home
  • 6 Nov 2007, 00:29
thought provoking, well produced and presented image, compositionaly pleasing to. a likey. mal
Samarth: cheers mal...
Composition and lines are suggestive of the magnitude of graves. The minimal tones are peaceful.
Samarth: cheers...
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2007, 01:06
The celestial glow of the headstones lends this a surprisingly peaceful atmosphere.
Samarth: thanks martin...
fully agree with martin, exactly the same feeling when I absorbed the image, beautiful, beautiful beautiful
Samarth: thank you very much patrick...
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2007, 02:35
No great gift his he that lays down his life for the emanicipation of another....
Samarth: smile....
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2007, 02:47
Each of the glowing stones is a drama. The geometrical logic of them as a whole is breathtaking.
Samarth: grin....
  • alex
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2007, 03:36
very well done. i love arlington, only been there once, and was hoping to get a shot like this one. obviously didn't. but this is what i had in mind!
Samarth: thanks a lot alex...
so gloomy! this is a fine piece of art!
Samarth: thank you!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Nov 2007, 06:46
Strangely ethereal feel to this image...sort of like you have bled the drama out of it, and left everything floating...after death we are nothing but memories for those who knew us....
Samarth: deep as always ray....thanks...
Excellent shot !!
Samarth: thanks...
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2007, 08:18
well, you've certainly sold the drama today. a fine shot.
Samarth: thanks a lot david...
That's an impressive image and the violence of this image is balanced by the gentle blur you add. Composition is also perfect. The tree is really at the right place ! smile
Samarth: thanks a lot florence!...
This is an amazing capture. The glow soothingly reminds us that these people are now at peace. That this has been achieved without losing the impact of the photograph, which suggest the sheer numbers lost, is a real credit to you. (:o)
Samarth: gringringrin
Good catch.
Samarth: thanks sesan...
Beautiful, the glow makes this shot!
Samarth: thanks a lot ashish...
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 6 Nov 2007, 16:12
Very nice, Sam. I like the processing.
Samarth: thanks otto...
Wonderful shot Sam, first class. Is the green tone catching? ;o) Works a treat here - the headstones really glow.
Samarth: actually, my main aim was to concentrate on the green to make the image peaceful...glow was a bit of an afterthough...thanks mike...
  • Paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2007, 19:33
this is a great picture Sam, a Likey for me. You have nailed the composition, the treatment you gave it works perfectly to enhance the feel of the shot, and the whole thing comes together very powerfully
Samarth: thank you paul...
Rather sobering stuff but very nice composition
Samarth: thanks chris...
It's all been said, I like it.
Samarth: thank you nigel...
This is really beautiful and very moving. Each headstone really does seem to glow. Seeing them en masse like this accentuates the futility of war.
Samarth: thanks!
  • Tom
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2007, 21:07
Very nice Sam. The tones are perfect. I like the peacefulness it evokes.

This is an amazing place, I'll never forget my visit here a few years back.
Samarth: i remember your photos of the place...thanks tom...
Very imressive shot with its multi-perspective lines. I like the tones
Samarth: thanks a lot richard....
  • ana
  • United States
  • 7 Nov 2007, 01:18
powerful place.... that's for sure. what is all that white powder?
Samarth: thanks ana...the powder is just enhanced highlights, me being sloppy with processing...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Nov 2007, 20:38
If it is the soft look that you have applied, I don't know - but the further the gravestones are away, the more the seem to be floating.

It does make an excellent picture.
Samarth: thanks a lot louis...
Love Arlington Cemetery. It is such a beautiful yet sad place. I like the glow used here. Very appropriate. What freaks me out about this however is that I was at Arlington Cemetery on 8th November 2007. Small world hey?
Samarth: now that is quite coinkidinky...glad you like it...

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