Friday, January 6, 2012

Holiday Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

An estimated 90,000 wreaths were laid at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia for the holidays this year.  It is a fitting honor to those who served their country.  Personally, I am a pacifist, believing that any war is too much war.  However, having both my step-father and mother as military veterans, I have high respect for those who serve.

Arlington Cemetery Wreaths
Arlington Wreaths
Lumix DMC-G1, 14mm f2.5
iso100, f8, 1/100 sec

Arlington Wreaths, USAF Memorial
Arlington Wreaths, US Air Force Memorial in Background
Lumix DMC-G1, 14mm f2.5
iso100, f8, 1/100 sec

Wreaths for the Unknown Soldiers
Wreaths for the Unknown Soldiers
Lumix DMC-G1, Pana-Leica 45mm f2.8 Macro-Elmarit
iso100, f4, 1/400 sec

Wreath From Inside Lee's Arlington House
Wreath Shot From Inside the Lee Family Arlington House
Composite of Two Images to Render Wreath and Jefferson 
Monument in Rear, Both in Focus
Lumix DMC-G1, Pana-Leica 45mm f2.8 Macro-Elmarit
iso100, f2.8, 1/1250 sec

Addendum - here's a link my stepdad sent to a relevant video in, about where the marble for military gravestones comes from (click here)