Off To War by Maria Dryfhout

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Small (10.7" x 8.0")

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Statue of an unknown soldier going off to war.


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I am wife, mom and grandma and enjoy all three parts of me. What started out as a hobby became a full blown passion for photographing anything. I am involved in 10 microstock sites and 4 online card stores where I sell my images on greeting cards. I also sell my cards in 3 local stores. After many hours and sticking with my dream, I am finally making decent money.

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  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryalmost 6 years ago

    My nephew is deploying to Afghanistan before year’s end, his second tour of duty in the troubled Middle East, while another nephew is in Iraq, his second tour of duty as well. Their young wives and children try to carry on in their absence. They are all heroes; thank you, Maria, for remembering their self sacrificial giving with such tender images as this one.

  • MKWhite
    MKWhitealmost 6 years ago

    Very powerful image, nicely done :)

  • DWarren
    DWarrenalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, very moving! Where was this taken Maria?

  • This is a statue in a local park…. I added the flag in the background.

    – Maria Dryfhout

  • DWarren
    DWarrenalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Maria…….so very striking!

  • amyklein196203
    amyklein196203almost 6 years ago

    Very nice work Maria! I thought striking as well. Love the bold colors of the flag behind the softer color of the statue.

  • CarolM
    CarolMalmost 6 years ago

    A very touching piece. Couldn’t be better. Shows human emotion and patriotism so well.

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! This is so touching…

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notover 5 years ago

    My husband and I love this. He is deploying to the middle east sometime this year and we both feel moved with this.

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on winning the challeng Maria, this is a beautiful photograph

  • Tracy DeVore
    Tracy DeVoreover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your WIN in The Addicted Photographer group’s Statuesque challenge! It’s a wonderful and deserving image! :)

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