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peaceful symmetry

peaceful symmetry
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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: 2006-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, nikkor 18-35mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cemeteries, 80-89 points (II), Arlington National Cemetery [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-20 16:45
Viewed: 2533
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

I have a bunch of photos from Arlington Cemetery. I posted an almost identical shot at TE last year.

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What a waste.

I like the simetric lines and the fall colours.



Hi Danilo,

What a lovely place! . . Systematic and alignment of the granites . . and beautiful color trees . .
Very well composed . .
Great shot my friend . .


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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2007-11-20 17:37]

Superbe effet Danilo, j'aime beaucoup.

What a beaitiful shot!
Good colour saturation and the white tomb stone provide a perfect contrast to the greenery.

I like cemetery photos and would love to see more. I have taken cemetery shots too, mainly Asian, not as great as yours, but very different. Would appreciate if you could email some to me (reduced size)at [email protected]



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  • linz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 77 W: 29 N: 161] (1742)
  • [2007-11-20 18:31]

Hello Danilo
Very interesting and historically valuable image. Great POV and colours are amazing. Also, very sad mood attached to this photo.
TFS Lindsay

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-11-20 20:21]

Hi Danilo,
Great photo. The setting is so lovely. The white gravestones against the Fall colours convey a very powerful feeling.

Hi, Danilo,
Yes, gravestones are no longer fighting units.
Nice autumnal shot and POV.
Life and death together at one and the same place. I like the allusion.

hi danilo, amazing shot! great lines and eye direction topped off with great autumn colors, well done, thanks scott

Hi Danilo! It is indeed peaceful, in every aspect :) I like the repetition and symmetry that I see here. The low POV is appropriate. You captured just enough tree and you framed the elements very well in the picture. Lovely autumn image.
Freddie :)

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


hoi Danilo
Beaufifull colours and a good POV.
Well done.

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-11-21 1:54]

Hi Danilo,
Great symmetry and splendid light. Wonderfully spotted. The composition is well balanced and the colours are so rich and vibrant.
Absolute Masterpiece!!

Hi Danilo,
Vry impressive scene.
Powerful graphic effect. I like rhytmicity of
lines shapes and colors of cemetery.
Thank you...
Selahattin E

Coucou Danilo
belle symétrie de lignes et splendides couleurs d'automne
bon cadrage


Hello Danilo.
Great shot with very nice composition and colors. Excellent light and contrast.

Great image and composition, it's a pity so many lives are wasted just to lie in a peaceful corner....

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-11-21 6:21]

This is a very beautiful cemetary surrounded with such beautiful colorful trees! A perfect title. It does look so very peaceful too. TFS

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-11-21 6:25]

Hello Danilo,
WOW... its so very sad to see so many headstones.. but then to think this is just a small part of the cemetery! You photo speaks of the Mood... Very nice fall colors..


Hi Danilo,
Impressive shot! A place I'd like to see with my own eyes someday. Very well composed and exposed. Very well done!


Hi Danilo,
Excellent capyure of this memorial and peaceful place. The repetive thombstons, the warm autumn colours it all appeals to me. A fine posting my friend.

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2007-11-21 7:50]

Bonjour Danilo,
Comment vas-tu ?
L'endroit se prète bien au jeu de perspective. Très bonne idée d'avoir saisie l'ambiance automnale, il y a un effet appaisant à l'ombre de ces arbres.
Bonne journée


lovely composition Danilo. as peaceful as the lovely autumn colors.

Hi Danilo
Well composed shot, lovely fall colours.
Makes you think!

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-11-21 10:17]

great composition Danilo. so peaceful with autumn colors. . .wow! Tfs


Hi Danilo, wonderful composition with great perspective, splendid warm colors of autumn, simple and beautiful, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-11-22 6:20]

Well composed shot, Danilo. I wish the guys resting there would have followed your example: shooting is to be done with camera and not with rifle...

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-11-22 6:24]

What a wonderful compo, my friend !
Beautiful colours, too.


Hello Danilo

Beautiful visual
wonderful and charming symmetry.
as the white of the tombstones gives a beautiful effect in this explosion of colors of these trees.
it is fantastic!


merhaba my friend danilo
magnificent symmetry.wonderful colours and composition.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Danilo,
Very beautiful autumnal and idea peaceful symmetry.Very nice colours and details.Well done.TFS.

Beautiful shot - striking colours and good POV to bring the most from the lines of gravestones. I think you have captured the spirit of this place really well.
Thanks for sharing

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-11-23 14:48]

Hola Danilo,
una gran composición,
detalles y excelente presentación.
los colores de otoño pintan,
este solitario lugar...
saludos amigo,

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-11-24 2:04]

Wow! How did I miss this? It is just super. I love the POV you have used. Great colour and detail. Super presentation.

Hello Danilo,
Attractive point of view gives fine lines to the composition!
The autumn feeling is also in nature, for some obvious reason this is a mood fitting for cemeteries...
A beautiful image, very skilfully done!
Pablo -

Hi Danilo,
Lovely composition with beautiful autumn scene, Excellent POV. and well presented and perpective shot.. very well done..

Hi Danilo ,
great worh with excellent composition.
wonderful shot and amazing colours.
A perfect shot.

Hi Danilo,
What a nice compo! I'm amazed. The symmetry's almost perfect, nicely shows a military cemetery. Excellent colors, they're saturated the best way. Stunning image. Congrasts and tfs. Best wishes from Hungary, László

Hi Danilo,
Very nice RIP site with wonderful colors. Great POV.

Hello Danilo,
Very good composition. Great POV and perspective. The image is very emotive - cemetery covered with colorful autumn leaves...
Beautiful work.

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2007-11-24 21:44]

Hello Danilo,

good composition.


jean paul

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-11-25 0:49]

Hi Danilo

Wonderful repetition of the crosses, despite the melancholy subject matter. Superb colour & sharpness. Tfs!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-25 1:12]

A powerful image: the fallen leaves and the fallen soldiers -- words fail me.


Hello Danilo,

Nice POV, and colors here.
Good tribute to the soldiers who are resting in peace there. TFS


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-11-25 8:24]

What a curious and beautiful cemetery with the tombs so nicely laid. The color of fall in the trees is of a marvellous beauty. I love the POV and composition, the excellent sharpness and the interesting note.
Congratultions and TFS

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-12-02 22:07]

hello Danilo
amazing shot with great contrast of colours
excellent composition and pov
best regards

Hi Danilo,
Very beautiful capture.
I love the colors.
It's a very good choice of point of view and place.
Many feelings.

Lovely symmetry Danilo. Good colour and the darker light conveys so much. Well composed and interesting notes. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Japanese Garden’

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-12-08 13:47]

Hi Danilo

It is a peaceful scene and the autumn trees seem somehow quite apt. Very well composed



  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-12-14 13:16]

Beautiful capture of Arlington. For those who have walked its paths Arling is a place to never be forgotten. Thanks for jogging my memory.


Hello Danilo.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

jose Luis.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-10 11:25]

Hello dear Danilo, what a wonderful documentar picture. Beautiful cemetary surrounded with such beautiful colorful trees.Wonderfull presentation my friend.
Best wishes.

very neat shot, very well presented


Hi Dan,
The vibrant autumn colors and the repeating patterns forms a visually striking compo. The colors are true and natural ... well captured and composed! Excellent work! tfs

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