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the cost of war

the cost of war
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-28
Categories: Event
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with True Meaning, Arlington National Cemetery [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-29 12:15
Viewed: 2698
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have posted a photo at TE with the same title but a different image.

On the first Tuesday of November, the U.S. will hold a national midterm election. The biggest political issue for this election, for many voters, is the war in Iraq. It would be interesting to see the results after the polls closed on Tuesday.

Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Custis Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., near to the location of The Pentagon. It is also the gravesite of John F. and Jacqueline B. Kennedy. Their gravesite consists of Massachusetts granite quarried over 150 years ago and personally selected by immediate family.

Veterans from all the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

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I think war takes more than human lifes. And it seems that we`re never gonna learn.

Great pic.

my best regards for all of you in the US.

yes. and when will we ever learn? when no one is left to give red flowers anymore....

Good composition!Excellent perspective!I like the treetops leading the viewer's sight back to the tombstones.Thank's for sharing.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2006-10-29 13:02]

Hello Danilo,
Very nice capture. I've been to this cemetary and it is quite moving. It's interesting how there is one bouquet of flowers amongst all the headstones. Well done and TFS Julie

excellent comp and mood here danilo :)
good work

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-10-29 13:23]

Hello Danilo,

beautiful visual and repetition.
color beautiful and very well sharp.
Congratulations for the work.


So sad

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2006-10-29 13:39]

nice photo danilo!

Nice to have taken this photo on an overcast day, it adds to the mood of this presentation. "The cost of war" is also for the ones left, a very high cost, much to high. Thank you for sharing image and thoughts.


Hello Danilo,
Both this and the TE contribution are strong images!
For obvious reasons cemeteries and autumn is a heavy combination...
If I have to pick one I have a tiny preference for TE version, a matter of taste only and mainly based on composition!
Any idea why there is a red flower and only one?
Pablo -

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-10-29 14:43]

The picture has been taken with crisp details. Nicely composed image, good colors and light. Point of view is interesting.

History of the human beings is full of bloodshed and wars. In contemporary world, there is a need to include PEACE as compulsory topic in schools. This picture in view is useful to see the results of war.

Thanks for sharing a thoughtful image.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-10-29 14:59]

Hi Danilo,

Great shot, the repeatation of the tombstone... great composition and colours.

I respect all these solders, they are the heros that died protected their country.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-29 15:47]

Hello Danilo,
Beautiful visual photo,very strong,A very interesting photo. Would congratulate for this photo.
Greetings and Best wishes.

Excellent capture Danilo. I like the little splash of red in the frame. Great note too.


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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-10-29 19:50]

Hi Danilo
I like that red flower in the left. Good composition. Good colours, DOF, sharpnes and POV.
Well done Danilo


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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2006-10-29 19:58]

Ang galing! Very strong composition. The red flowers left behind makes for an interesting break. Thanks for sharing!


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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2006-10-29 22:48]

Hello Danilo,
Very nice capture.I respect people ,which never forget those man,who die for a piece!
val :)

Bonjour Danilo
belle composition, bel effet répétitif de stèles



Hi Danilo,
Very beautiful composition.Good point of wiew.Sharp, colours and light are excellent.


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-10-30 4:20]

Superb image Danilo !
Great POV and compo, wonderful light and colours.Congrats !


Hi Danilo, a great note and very informative and actual with a superb photo!

You really have a great pov and the colours and the sharpness is very good too! Nice autumn colours.

I am looking forward to see the results of those elections too. They will be very decisive for the US.

Well seen, Yan :)

ps: thx so much for your visit in "My Mother's Favourite Trees".

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-10-30 7:45]

Hello Danilo,
you sending a strong message.
A great shot, very well composed with an excellent POV. I like the red flowers amidst the white head stones.
Very well done.

C'est toujours très agréable à voir les cimetières américains car ils sont très bien entretenus.
De plus, l'alignement des stèles donnent un bel effet graphique.
Bravo !
Voir mes photos de cimetière américain :
Homage et Memory

Amazing scene!.
Never less impresive for being so well Known. Great compo and and autumn enviroment with excellent colouring.
Congratulations for this good shot

every war it's to expensive.
great photo, danilo
very strong.


Hi Danilo,
that's impressive - to see all the white stones in one row - and that single red flower - very well done, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda


Without words.!

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-10-31 2:34]

Hi Danilo,
another powerful message from you. why a lot of people die ? I don't know why . have a nice day.
my overall evaluation -> ****

Peace for all world. TFS

Hi Danilo,
Very beautiful composition and wonderful light and colours.Congrats !
Best Wishes,

hi danilo,
i want to world peace,
sufficienty soldier and civilian dead.
conrulations for your sensitive photo.


Hi Danilo,
Excellent photo my friend.
I like this composition,your pov,dof,colors,details,note,symmetry,fall colors and focus.TFS

"War is fought at little guy's expense".. I can not remember who these lines belong but your shot reflects it..


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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 172 W: 31 N: 60] (869)
  • [2006-11-02 15:54]

Hi Danilo!
Thank you for the next photo in this series. The flower is a superb eye-catcher. Wonderful compo, my mate!

Hi Danilo,

Awonderful composition with great repetition and sharpness!!! I really like the red flower bouque as it stands out very well! Excellent choice to include the tree branches on the top of your photo!
A great composition with a strong message!!! NO MORE WAR!!!

Well done and TFS

Excellent Danilo and a harsh reminder of what wars can do. Well composed, good colour and light and very good notes. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
Windeward Reflections

Simply repetition and no more coments.
I don't like war.
have a nice day
bye Aga

Le sujet est triste mais la photo est réussie.
Bonne journée.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 0 N: 99] (535)
  • [2006-11-15 2:13]

Hi Danilo,

You did good through to show this picture, and when will we ever learn for with all people live in peace!!!
(I come almost never this site)


Hello Danilo!

A stromnng photo here. Great composition. I like a lot the composition with this single red bouquet. All others seems to be there, forgotten for ever....

Great post and tribute.

Hello Danilo.

Excellent work, Great details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo perfect done,

TFS Kyle

may we never forget


I want to say i like this image - but its hard to "like" something at the emotional cost of others.

Very dramatic image and may we never forget.

thanks Danilo

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-01-07 19:13]

Mi reconocimiento al valor de estas personas, saludos, Danilo
aprecio tu sensibilidad.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-01-09 17:03]

Hi Danilo. A very moving photo of the futility of people killing one another. I guess it has always been the way of te world, and looks like continuing. Powerful image. Murray.

A good warning photo
With a good composition

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  • Robert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 219 W: 0 N: 348] (1625)
  • [2007-01-28 23:39]


Very good notes along with good POV in your scene.
Every political leader should be forced to spend time at Arlington before making a decision to send troops to war.
The US elections gave the people a chance to tell the President that they did not approve of the Iraq war.
Your photo is a timely reminder of the costs of such follies.
Well done.TFS.
Kind regards,

I think this is a great title for this photo. They tie together. Nice sharpness and framing. Good colors too. TFS

I like this one. The placing of the red flower breaks the pattern. The vast stones are geatly presented.


Hello Danilo, this is wonderful photo with nice POV and composition. Wish there are no wars at all. TFS


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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-07-08 15:38]

A wonderful photo portraying the cost of war! A great message with this photo! Will Rogers many years ago stated " When Nations spend more on the peace effort than they do on war, then we may have World Peace " This may not be the exact quote but it is close. TFS :} Don

Good shot. It touched my Heart. Great Composition. Meaningful Composition.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-12-13 12:16]

Amazing ""speaking""picture Danilo.
Thanks from jan

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  • karl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 66 N: 62] (986)
  • [2008-07-15 18:31]

very good picture, and even better comments

well captured pic and the most apt caption

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