Saturday, June 8, 2013

Black & White Reflections - Normandy American Cemetery


On a foggy morning in June of 2000 I visited the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer where the remains of 9,387 American military dead are buried. It was a very humbling experience.

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12 comments:

James said... [Reply to comment]

An excellent photo for Weekend Reflections and The Weekend in Black and White!

I imagine it would be a very humbling experience, but an experience that I hope to have someday.

Chrissy Brand said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful atmosphere- the fogginess and the b&w, plus the cemetery itself make for memorable images.

'Tsuki said... [Reply to comment]

Very nice composition : you captured the melancholia of the place with great art.

Gemma Wiseman said... [Reply to comment]

The foggy atmosphere adds a subdued, quiet feel to the lovely view in the first photo!

HansHB said... [Reply to comment]

A great B&W composition.
The fog adds a special atmosphere to the photo!

elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Les Français savent ce qu'ils doivent aux Américains : la LIBERTE.

Ma said... [Reply to comment]

The cemetery shot is haunting.

MyMaracas said... [Reply to comment]

The mist really makes these sing. You've captured the very essence of the place.

Nita Davis said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos are wonderful and certainly capture the heart. Just viewing them creates a sense of awe and respect mixed with a sorrow for what these brave souls must have gone through, I can only imagine how it would feel to stand in the fog and view it for myself.

swfraser said... [Reply to comment]

Black & White works so well with a composition such as this. The fog really adds a special element to it as well. A wonderful image!

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

This is where black and white comes into its own. Very evocative.

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely serene photo.. So sad yet calm.