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War by Jane Brack

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A young man gazes, in deep thought, at a statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It was a long and controversial war, which brings with it, so many emotions. A war that left many Americans bitter and angry. The statue is of three men carrying infantry weapons and looks onward towards the Wall. It creates a moving evocation of the experience and service of the Vietnam veteran. When gazing upon it, one can’t help but think about what it must have been like, the sacrifices, the hardships, the what if’s; the questions one might ask themselves, like, “what must it have been like to be in those soldiers’ shoes”, “in their loved ones’ shoes”, or “what will it be like if they join the military and go off to fight for our country one day”? I wonder what this boy was thinking. Maybe all of the above.

My heartfelt thanks to all the Vets who have put your lives on the line, who have died and who have returned safely, but we know, are never the same. My deepest gratitude for all of the sacrifices that you have made and the sacrifices that the children who follow your footsteps will make. You will always be my hero!

FEATURED in Life in the City, Suburbs, or Bush – June, 12
FEATURED in Candid Photography – July, 12

Nikon D90, Nikkor 50mm lens


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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    A heartfelt capture and write!! Awesome post!!!

  • Thanks so much, JR! So glad you like it!

    – Jane Brack

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 2 years ago

    A superb well composed capture Jane, and you are quite right to remind us all to remind us all to be thankful to the men and women who take up arms so that we can live the life we live today. An excellent piece of work

  • Thank you Peter! It’s always good to have that reminder. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and am pleased that you like it!

    – Jane Brack

  • Gregoria  Gregoriou Crowe
    Gregoria Greg...about 2 years ago

    Great concept… ;-)

  • Thanks so much, Gregoria!

    – Jane Brack

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    This is an awesome pov. I like how you see the world!

  • What a great comment, Vivian! Thank you!

    – Jane Brack

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature, Joseph!! I’m thrilled!

    – Jane Brack

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 2 years ago

    The Power is immense ….Awesome is the word ! your diversity sends a very thought provoking image …Congratulations Jane WOW

  • Thanks so very much, Paul! Your support is always appreciated! So glad you like this one, for it’s a personal favorite of mine. :) You are just WOW!!!

    – Jane Brack

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