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Vietnam Memorial DC

Thanks for the birthday wishes last week. It's Memorial Day in the US, a day we pay tribute to our heroes in the Armed forces and a group I was fortunate to be a part of for 8 years. Today, my prayer goes out to all Military families especailly those have lost someone while serving.

Vietnam Memorial DC

Thanks for the birthday wishes last week. It's Memorial Day in the US, a day we pay tribute to our heroes in the Armed forces and a group I was fortunate to be a part of for 8 years. Today, my prayer goes out to all Military families especailly those have lost someone while serving.

comments (23)

For so many different reasons this is a wonderful photograph.

“The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.”
-Friedrich Hegel
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank you very much Eddy.
  • Temi
  • 28 May 2007, 00:54
Oh.. my... God... was the first thing that came out of my mouth. Absolutely stunning. I'm so loving it!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Temi, glad you like it.
  • alex
  • 28 May 2007, 01:50
yeah, dotun! this is an incredible shot...strong moment in time showing great emotion...very powerful image. a great salute to those who put their lives at risk for their country.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Alex.
Una fotografía en la que las luces y los reflejos se confunden con la emoción !! Muy buena, me gusta, Dotun!

A photography in which the lights and the reflections are confused with the emotion! Very good, I like, Dotun!
Dotun Ayodeji: THanks Jose, glad you like.
Agree with José. I like the tones and colours. Impressive wall.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, currently Wales
  • 28 May 2007, 06:21
Absolutely superb photography Dotun and the lone person conveys the sadness attached to the loss due to war so well. Many regards, Neil.
Fantastic... Very good shot Dotun
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 May 2007, 09:27
This may be the absolutely best photo of this memorial I have ever seen, Dotun. I think you need to find someone who would like it for publication. Seriously!

I have not yet personally visited this memorial. It's on my list of things to do. When I visit it, I will immediately go find Barkley Bowman's name. I dated him once while a student at MICHIGAN in 1963. He later died in this terrible war. My ex-husband SHOULD have fought in the war but was rejected because of a varicose-vein issue he inherited. Even though the doctor gave him a clean bill of health, I was so glad he did not have to endure the ravages and memories of that war. We'll never forget that black spot in our history. Nor does it appear that we learned much from it, sadly!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks for your comments, its always comforting to hear from you.
This is ever so thoughtful Dotun. Absolutely fantastic photography as well.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Bridge.
  • Petra
  • 28 May 2007, 10:06
The lights are incredible in this picture...great one!
Petra
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Petra.
I like the way the line of lights lead you to the memorial - nice shot.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Bernie.
  • Louis
  • back in South Africa
  • 28 May 2007, 15:22
Very dramatic and high on the excellent list. Think I will drop it to likeys. I think the time of day you chose for the pic makes a lot of difference.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Louis, yes the timing was perfect to create the mood.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2007, 15:23
Absolutely wonderful shot dotun. the picture is right in so many ways.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Nev!
Very well done, Dotun. My father served in the armed forces (WWII). Memorial Day means so much to my family, as it did to my Dad.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Kay!
What a powerful, gorgeous, dramatic photo. Wow!!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Red Pen.
I agree with Ginnie someone will want to publish this shot. I was there the year before Nixon pulled everyone out it was not pleseant. For a lot of reasons I have never visited that memorial, thanks for this image Dee.
  • Ellie
  • 29 May 2007, 00:14
Superb, dramatic, poignant .. and the wall is far, far too long. Too many names.

Thank you for choosing the right day to upload this picture. My brother in law was in the military, he was lucky but he has some tough memories.
Just loved this shot Dotun
  • olivier
  • France
  • 30 May 2007, 09:40
Fantastic capture...
  • Kemi Og.
  • 30 May 2007, 15:21
WOW!!!
This is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love teh symmetry of teh picture n overall composition
Wow, is that the Washington monument in the horizon. If so, this is superb. Well done
  • t-baby
  • 28 Jul 2007, 20:34
Simply splendid......

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