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Danilo in action

Danilo in action
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 93 N: 141] (1022)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-31
Categories: Daily Life, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, 28-135mm Canon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arlington National Cemetery, Friday Theme 2009/11/20 Graveyard, Cemeteries and [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-01 6:01
Viewed: 4299
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fellow Trekker Danilo Martinez and I visited Arlington National Cemetery yesterday afternoon to shoot the Fall colors at one of his favorite "haunts". Here is his photo for today. He was an excellent guide through the vast maze of graves and superb landscape. I discovered that it was originally designed by the same man who designed the layout of Washington DC—Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

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Hi Michael;
First of all, it's great to see Danilo!
I really like the layout, and layers of this shot .. the leaf covered grass in the fore, then the brilliant colored grass dotted with headstones, the little road, more headstones .. it takes your eye right through the shot. Really nice composition.
happy Sunday

beautiful colour & perspective....& it's nice to see Danilo's action too....:)

Hi Michael,

I also meant to discretely take a snap of you but your ability to compose scenes quickly prevented me from doing so. I am just previewing my shots, and surprisingly they turned out reasonably decent considering the cloudy conditions. I like how you framed and processed this one. I had a great time. Let me see if I can post a related pic later. Cheers!


And did Danilo and you visit any of my relatives?

This is a very nice photo of an impressive place. Your POV leads my eye first to Danilo and then to the horizon obscured by colorful trees, a good thing to do on a cloudy day.



I like the fact that you have placed Danilo in the shot. Showing that someone is honoring and appreciating all who have lost their lives. The vastness of the tombstones is almost unreal. I know it must be very moving to see this place. Lisa

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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2009-11-01 9:23]

Very interesting photo. I like it. I congratulate and greet. Wiesiek

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-01 14:21]

Hi Michael,

It's great that you included Danilo in your composition; it shows the respect of the living for the fallen soldiers. Your shot captures the graves from a perspective opposite the one Danilo posted today and shows that they are in perfect rows either way. You've captured the fall colors well at this somber location.

Best regards,

Excellent! Very nice colors Michael! So nice to meet Danilo! He is a very talented photographer! Love the perspective, you got some nice foliage also! Thanks!

Une belle photo qui complète le magnifique post de Danilo. Belle participation.

Ciao Michael

I already talked to Danilo and I say to you:
I have not seen cemetery more beautiful than this
this season! I loved to see you giving a
capture Danilo!
I loved your vision in this way.
good perspective through the good choice of the angle.
Great depth and color, nice light management, nice composition too.


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-11-21 11:48]

Bonjour Michael,

Nice contribution to the theme. good idea to shoot (photographicaly) your friend. I like all the leaves on the ground it really go with November which is the month of "deads" in Cancada. Nice work and TFS.


Hi Michael,

the title fits the subject: altough the coulisse is the cemetery the eye jumps onto the person. The colors work bright and happy. I'm unsure about the lighting and assume that you increased it during the pp. Great contribution.



Whow....very impressive shot!
i like it very much...yes.
Nice to see you...i know you had visited my gallery time back,sorry for not reply before.I didn`t posted or writed or something for TL in lot of time.Now im going to take more atenttion to my dear page and peopple in it.
Congratullations for your shot :)Patri

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  • what Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 11] (354)
  • [2012-09-09 5:14]

Hi Michael,
I like this photo, very nice shot and great colors.


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