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  • Canon EOS 50D – EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM – Hand Held
  • 1/60sec – f5.6- ISO320 – FL45mm – AWB
  • Single raw exposure converted… Orton effect processed in picasa 3
  • Date of upload 6th October 2012

Location: Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT


Australians recognise 25 April as an occasion of national remembrance, which takes two forms. Commemorative services are held at dawn – the time of the original landing – across the nation. Later in the day, ex-servicemen and women meet to take part in marches through the major cities and in many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are more formal and are held at war memorials around the country. In these ways, ANZAC Day is a time when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.

At the Australian War Memorial, the ceremony takes place at 10.15 amin the presence of people such as the prime minister and the governor-general. Each year the ceremony follows a pattern that is familiar to generations of Australians. A typical ANZAC Day ceremony may include the following features: an introduction, hymn, prayer, an address, laying of wreaths, a recitation, the Last Post, a period of silence, either the Rouse or the Reveille, and the national anthem. After the Memorial’s ceremony, families often place red poppies beside the names of relatives on the Memorial’s Roll of Honour, as they also do after Remembrance Day services.


I tend to throw myself into many creative crafts and many of which I don’t always complete., but I always come back to my first love …. photography.

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Comments

  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful image Maria

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Maria.

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 2 years ago

    Excellent perspective … alive with remembrance

  • dominiquelandau
    dominiquelandauabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Awesome shot Maria! Like the composition.

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhabout 2 years ago

    great

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Back again…

  • BigD
    BigDabout 2 years ago

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, and thanks for sharing the background Maria, so somber.

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 2 years ago

    a sensitive portrayal, lovely work Maria!

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