Results: Dgrin Mini-Challenge #269 -The Final Stop
I'm not sure how to put the photos in that someone else took
Sherry you were so brave to go first with this mini, and I am glad that you took the one photo out of the collage and entered it. Your
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Iraq-Afghanistan memorial at our local veteran's cemetery was exactly what I had in mind.
StueveShots I do love the gate detail and would really like one of the UK people to chime in about the symbolism of the hedgehog on the gate. I googled it but wasn't able to find anything definitive. I like your #3 photo best as it was the most evocative
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Peter it was very interesting to see the photos from Finland. I have one from St. Louis that is very similar to your first photo
Jo West, I really loved the carving of the tree trunk in the Catholic cemetery - I have never seen anything like that in a cemetery
BMW Kurt - happy to have you back doing the minis. I like the German warrior (at least I guess that is what he was)
Sara it was hard to chose one that I liked best and the two that were not for judging were also great - why were they not for judging?
Photographically speaking I liked the plague victims photo the best
But I like the juxtaposition of the ski jump and the cemetery one and I would have picked that one except that the colors were a little too saturated for my taste for that subject.
Pieter, I thought the idea of the crosses for the people who died last year was an interesting idea. It was again hard to choose - I really like the gravestones that have photos of the people on them - it makes it more personal somehow. So that's the one I'm going to pick of yours
Joyce the Mt Olives cemetery is my favorite of yours
David I thought the wooden mortuary poles were the most interesting and I wonder how well they last (or is that the idea - that they should return to nature?)
mongoose330, you only entered one photo, so of course that one is my favorite of yours- it is very unusual
sapphire I am sorry to hear about the Lyme disease. I was bitten by a deer tick about 2 weeks ago and I'm hoping not to get Lyme. All of your photos would be great for cemetery documentation.
Wandering Dane, I really liked your Danish queen's sarcophagus. https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/uploads/editor/3i/ggd34kg4a7j7.jpg. I think I might have cropped a little more of the people out of the photo
Lilian, I had to laugh about your hiding from the voodoo queen. I liked the photo of the top of the marker but I wanted to see a bit more of what it was resting on - there's a squiggle of iron at the bottom right which I would like to know what it was. So I'm picking the Fisse family vault
moose I liked the soldiers at the Unknown Soldiers tomb in Arlington. I think I have been to the cemetery on Hatteras
barbara I had a hard time chosing between the leaning headstones (which I think is a better subject) and the overall cemetery photo which I think is a better photo.
4th JAG https://photos.smugmug.com/Mediterranean/Israel/i-2bj8cfP/1/96c68285/XL/JMMed9389-XL.jpg
3rd BMW Kurt https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/DGrin-269-The-Final-Stop-Cemetery-Photography/i-QmL8zGn/1/16339f99/L/P9181829-L.jpg
2nd Sherry https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/Laying-of-the-Wreaths-2010/i-gVBSmZk/1/6f24d9a6/L/pb277502 (2) b-L.jpg
Winner Jo West