Gate to Unknowns | Two-Part Series

Today’s posting are two photographs and descriptions I posted on my Flickr Photostream last night.   The descriptions for both uploads are below, hence the two-part series title. 

PART I | Gate to Unknowns

Description

After four days inside with two toddlers because of a recent snow, cabin fever was getting the best of all of us.  My son, Eli (3) wanted to take his toy camera (which is actually a working digital camera clad in a thick rubberized material) and go shoot with Dad.  I was flush with joy to say the least. 

As a Veteran, I have great respect for the men and women that serve in our Armed Forces so a trip to Knoxville’s National Veteran Cemetery seemed like a good choice.  This choice proved beneficial not only as a unique venue and chance to share time with Eli but more importantly, a wonderful teaching opportunity.

This photo is the entrance gate to the Cemetery. Upon entering, what I immediately found so surprising was the vast number of Unknown Soldier markers.  A realization that hit-home and was definitely a teaching moment for me too.

Today, I ask that you please remember our courageous and dedicated men and women that serve and protect the freedoms we enjoy and often times take for granted.

Thank you for viewing.

Jim

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Gate to Unknowns

Gate of Unknowns Camera Info: Nikon D300 | Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.4 (1/5000s @ ƒ/1.6) | ISO 200 | Handheld

PART II | Unknown … Not Forgotten

Description
For the photograph below I chose a darker sepia tone with a tint of red. Personally, the sepia symbolizes an era ago and the tint of red symbolizes the ravages of war which is wrought with blood, sadness and sorrow. 

As Requested Above
Please keep the courageous men and women serving in our U.S. Armed Forces in your thoughts and prayers, especially as we all enjoy  immense freedoms.

Thank you for remembering.

Jim

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Unknown … Not Forgotten

Unknown ... Not Forgotten

Camera Info: Nikon D300 | Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.4 (1/8000s @ ƒ/2.0) | ISO 200 | Handheld

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