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Hello. 11th September and number 253 in the ongoing 365 image mega series.

Taken this evening at home. I remember watching the news ten years ago and seeing the planes hit and the towers come down and I still feel a great surge of grief for all those people who lost their lives that terrible day. Watching the dramatisations and documentaries during the last few weeks (especially The Path To 9/11) brought back that grief and an anger, too. Not just at those who perpetrated these acts, but the red tape and bureaucracy that prevented the prevention of what happened. This is my tribute to those who were lost, their families and to those who survived.

Four images here, the flag, the hands, and two textures. All had levels adjustment, the flag and hands also had a high pass filter layer at three pixels. all placed with each other and blended with various options at various opacities and partially erased. Work done in PS7.

Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens.

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america, usa, stars and stripes, 9 11, strength, strong, james leader, squarepeg, september, 365, megaseries, texture

I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 3 years ago

    NICE TRIBUTE!!
    I HAVE ALSO BEEN WATCHING THE SHOWS…
    MANY MANY OF THEM ON A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY,..LOTS OF CHANNELS…
    ONE WAS THE EXPERINCES FROM PHOTOS…
    ONE OF THE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHERS ALLOWED TO REMAIN ONCE THEY CLOSED THE AREA TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC DOWN THERE…
    WAS ABLE TO TAKE.THER PHOTOS TO EACH INDIVIDUAL SHE PHOTOGRAPHED.TEN YEARS LATER…ALL THOSE IN THE PHOTOS TOLD THEIR STORIES….MADE ME CRY AND ALSO THE ANGER…
    SO SAD…
    HUMANITY NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN AND TAKE STOCK …ONE PLANET….PEACE FOR ALL….

  • Thank you. It was, and still is sad.

    – SquarePeg

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 3 years ago

    Great image, love the title, that is so true James !! xo

  • Thanks, Anna. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago


    SEPTEMBER 14th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thanks so much, Mary. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful tribute James

  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 3 years ago


    9/25/11 Congratulations

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