Sunday, November 09, 2008


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On the Sunday nearest to Remembrance Day (11th November), an act of commemoration is observed at cenotaphs and churches throughout the United Kingdom. Wreaths are laid, words are spoken, trumpets sound, and a silence is observed as those who paid the ultimate sacrifice are remembered.

Today's photograph shows just a few of the personal tributes to friends and relations at the cenotaph in Ely, Cambridgeshire. The image was taken last year and in its entirety shows part of the war memorial, the wreaths placed by organisations, and individual poppies with names. I cropped this section from the larger image, because the personal details it carries seemed to convey the message of the day so much more effectively.

photograph & text (c) T. Boughen

Camera: Olympus E510
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 22mm (44mm/35mm equiv.)
F No: f7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/50
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.3 EV
Image Stabilisation: On