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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: 2009-10-31
Categories: Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX
Exposure: f/11, 1/30 seconds
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 10:41
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Michael Porterfield and I went on a photoshoot of the Arlington National Cemetery yesterday. Click here to see his posting for today.

The crosses appear like infinity to me. Although I am not religious, I always say a quick prayer whenever I visit these hallowed grounds. These two maple trees are a favorite of mine, and had previously been featured in previous postings. This particular site of the cemetery is easily accessible from the Iwo Jima Memorial gate. It was a cloudy day, and we took enough pictures before it started raining.

Processing included tonemapping with Photomatix followed by contrast and sharpness adjustment with Photoshop. Ooops I may have over-sharpened it again. I will temper next time...

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Yes, great view from here Danilo .. as the rows and rows fade off into the distance. The colors out there are so fantastic... we really missed out on colors this year, as we got a very early, very hard frost ... that was it for the leaves.
Enjoy the rest of your sunday


Another stunning shot of Arlington. Gorgeous fall colors. I like how the dark trunks of the tree and the branches guide our eyes to the central portion of the photo. Very colorful fall scene. :) Lisa

Hi Danilo!
very nice composition, lovely colors...i really like the red tones
excellent and clear details...nice DOF...
best regards,

Wonderful capture!
The autumn make this Arlington National Cemetery great!

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-11-01 11:06]

Very good composition Danilo, autumn colors are just great here. Those line of crosses are placed very nicely in the composition. Well done.



Hi Danilo,
Very impressive autumnal view vithsuperb POV, colours and perspective.TFS.
Best regards.


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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2009-11-01 11:25]

Hi Danilo
I love the DOF of this photo.
The colors of the leaves are so beautiful
Hien Vy

Hello Danilo

These maple trees have really beautiful autumnal colors !
And with this infinity of crosses, it's so moving !
TFS :) Tellie.

Very nice autumn colors.
Regards Zoran

What a great explosion of colors, Danilo!
It seems that you have the best autumn at your place...I envy you :)
Great sharpness, wonderful POV and the vertical framing of the picture, is superb. The colors are so natural and eye-catching.

Very well done!

best regards,

Hi Danilo
another fantastic presentation of this famous cemetery.
excellent pov.
perfect capture. clear lines and sharp details.
fabulous autumn colors. marvelous trees and carpet of foliage

Hi Danilo,
What a great composition and point of view.
Excellent details and beautiful autumn colors and light,
good choise of the maple trees great contrast for a rainy day...
very well done.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-01 12:27]

Hi Danilo,
The title adds sense at this POV!
I like this perspective with the white tombstones under the colorful trees! Excellent saturation of automnal colors. You did a very good work with tonemapping.
Bravo! Annie

H Danilo,
Again breathtaking cemetery with different angle of wiew...
Excellent clarity, light and color combination
Selahattin E

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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 13:59]

Hi Danilo,

The receding rows of graves are well seen among the fall colors. Inifinity is an appropriate title, the graves of the war dead will never end. I am not religious either, but when I visit a place like this I am humbled by the sacrifices these men and women have made. The oversharpening isnt' that bad, an image like this has to be crisp.

Best regards,

Hi Danilo,
Incredible scene, so many great elements to this shot. Love the range of colours, but particularly the way the tombstones lead into the distance. The title is quite appropriate, another good one would be "Life After Death" :). Great job.


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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2009-11-01 14:17]

it's superb in terms of colour & perspective. sharpness & clarity are excellent too.
well done


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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2009-11-01 16:01]

Excellent depth in this image, with the perspective lines of the tombstones and the clarity of the color. The light quality is beautiful throughout, and the autumn look is gently inviting. Well seen and handled!

Fantastic exposure here with great colour, sharpness and composition. Love you POV and very interesting descriptive notes. Well done and TFS!



boa noite Danilo
The rows make a good composition but what to say about the sharpness and amazing colours leaves from this image-
It´s superb.
I hope you had a good day
Um abraço

Hi Danilo
What a nice autumn capture
Excellent perspective, depth and colors
Have a nice days

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-02 0:03]

Hi Danilo...
Beautiful shot with so nice autumns colors...
Beautiful view...

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-02 1:20]

this place is gorgeous ... your photos, too ...


Absolute rest and peace this picture atmospheric mediates

Nice colours - good position -

Greetings from South Germany

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-02 2:19]

Danny do you realize that you are like the Manny Librodo of landscapes and architecture? love the colors and sharpness of your photo... the composition is exquisite too... well done TFS

Hello, Danilo -
Amazing - the fall colors and atmosphere combine with the repeating shapes and infinitely stretching rows of of monuments to create a beautiful and solemn mood. Perfect POV to capture both the incredible trees and the unending rows of stones in every direction. I don't think it's oversharpened. Excellent image.

hi danio
full of colors. it s really beautiful. excellent pov for showing infinity. sharp and great composition.
tfs peiman

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-02 4:29]

Hi Danilo,
Wonderful POV and what beautiful color display. Truly an autumn scene you've captured well. Nice lighting and very serene. TFS Julie

Hello Danilo,
Quelle chance d'avoir de si beaux arbres qui avec leurs couleurs, illustrent, à la fois, le printemps l'été et l'automne.
Bientôt l'hiver et ce ne sera qu'un tapis d'or sur lequel les pas feutrés se feront silence.
Merveilleuse image. Compliments.
Agréable semaine.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-02 6:34]

Hi Danilo

'Wonderfall' colors, with good sharpness & depth. I like the 3 horizontal layers of red, yellow, & green. The myriad of white tombs add linear perspective, & remind me of the cemetry at Kanchanaburi in Thailand, of 'Bridge on the River Kwai' infamy. Tfs!

Hi Danilo!

You know I like this photo. Awesome color, POV, DOF and focus. A beautiful site that I must see for myself some day.


Bonjour Danilo.
Le graphique de l’alignement des pierres tombales et bien en accord avec ces couleurs d’automne du feuillage.
Une belle composition mise en valeur par un bon cadrage.
Bonne journée.

Hello Danilo,

The layers of strong autumn colours really hit the eyes! This, together with the fine pov, using great leads from front to centre, make this a very pleasing shot.
Good dof to maintain interest throughout.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-11-03 14:12]

Hi Danilo!
Wonderfully composed image!
perfect autumnal,colours,lighting
clarity and perspective!
Regards and tfs

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-04 3:56]


Fantastiqeu vue, quelle couleur, quelle perspecvie, avec toute les tombes blanches, ce tapis de fueiles comme unt apis d'orient, une merveille, grandiose.

Bravo et maitié


Hi Danilo

Infinity is beautiful.
Lovely colors harmony of autumn.
Great perspective in a clever pov.
Very nice view. Autumn is magic here.


Hi my dear friend

this is sad and amazing in same time
sad because of the infinity of crosses which have such a big impact
amazing because of the diversity of the colors
autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons
grate POV and DOF and the vertical options works amazing
Grate work my friend
Have a beautiful day!

espectacular perspetiva,, graandes colores, gran foto de un gran maestro. saludos

well done on the tone mapping bro Dan. sharpness is ok. it's not overdone. i love the overflowing colors. beautiful autumn.


i a n

Ciao Danilo

you're right - There is no end!
Beautiful presentation of super
autumnal colors! and without tripod!
Great perspective and excellent realization,
pleasant for look at.

Have a nice day,


Hi, Danilo. Of all the fall photos I have seen this one is my favorite. The composition,colors, contrast, and the tombstones say it all. The message is very subtle but profound. Great post my friend.Cheers and TFS.

wonderful view
very beautiful colors are presented
and nice details are shown.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-11-04 12:32]

Hi Danilo, You really have captured the colours well here. Although it is sad to see so many fallen, the POV is very effective. When it is time to lay down, this seems a very peaceful place to be..foreever. TFS. Murray.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-11-04 18:16]

Greetings Danilo,
perfect balance & composition,I can understand the need to say a prayer . TFS an excellant vibrant image IMHO.


That's so amazing and beautiful, Danilo.
The colours of the leaves are so brilliant, and the motive is so special.
Thanks, I like it very much.
Greetings from Germany
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-06 11:24]

Hi Danilo,
only one word..SPECTACULAR....Amazing colours and great perspective.Congratulations.Necla.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-07 7:32]

Hi Danilo
How well your title is picked for this one.
However beautiful this shot is with its endless dof and beautiful fall colors the sadness still reigns.
You did a fantastic job of this one.

Hi Danilo

Wow! Wonderful composition creates by such a magnificent POV
Amazing use of f/11 result in such a great DOF
The autumnal colors are very well represent

TFS, Alireza

Hi Danilo,
This is superb! Excellent composition with the "infinitive" thombstones. Those autumn colours are striking. A fine composition with using the rule of thirds too.
A fine posting Danilo.

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-11 2:27]

Hi Danilo,
Brilliant capture. The colours on the trees
are mavelous. The fallen lives punctuated
with the parallel lines of the white crosses
gives good depth.
Have a nice week.

Beautiful! So nice to see your photo on your friend Michael's page! This is super, nice perspective and deep colors! good job!

  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2009-11-19 13:03]

the military cemetary are the most impressive...
with automn colors it's impressive too, and a so long perspective....

je n'en ais pas encore vu mais je sais que j'irais un jour; le devoir de mémoire c'est bien le moindre hommage que l'on puisse encore rendre à tous ces pauvres gars (end in french because sory to hard for me in english...)

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-11-19 18:33]

Hi Danilo
Great perspective and compo in a very well done vertical presentation; amazing light and vivid colors, and a very good sharpness
Best regards, mb

Excellente photo et, bien sûr, très belle participation au thème de la semaine. La composition est splendide et les couleurs merveilleuses.

Buena toma con buen encuadre y gran profundidad que revela la infinita via de tumbas y la infinita belleza de esta imagen
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Buen fin de semana

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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 11:53]

Bonjour Danilo

Nice contribution to the theme. Great compostion, nice depth in the image. Good focus and expsure. An excellent work and TFS.


Hi Danilo,

I like the overall distribution of the colors 1/3 top red, 1/3 middle yellow/green and the subject at the bottom... works very eyecatching.
No... it doesn't work oversharpened at all... quite right to me. :)


Hello Danilo,

Fantastic shot about autumn!
Colors, light, contrast... all is just perfect here!
Congratulations and TFS

Very well composed imagem, Danilo.
Colors are fantastic and your POV was great.
Nice pp work. Congratulations and TFS!


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