I'll always miss you, my son.... by steppeland

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A mother pictured praying for her son at the commemoration of the 1992 Bijlmer disaster (October 4th, 2012)
Photographed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Copyright © 2013 Steppeland – All rights reserved

A few hundred people were present at the commemoration of the Bijlmer disaster of October 4, 1992, when a Boeing 747 cargo plane of the Israeli airline El Al, crashed into Groeneveen and Klein-Kruitberg flats.
The commemoration started with a multicultural program with speeches from among others Mr. van der Laan, mayor of Amsterdam, and Ds. O. Ru , representative of the survivors and relatives of victims.
Then a silent march was held to the monument around “the tree that saw everything” where a minute of silence was held, followed by the placing of wreaths and flowers.

More photo’s of this event you can find in my photo-story at Demotix

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/45 sec, f. 5,6 mm
focal length 67 mm , ISO 400
Date: 2012-10-04

TAGS: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Bijlmer ramp, disaster, commemoration, woman, mourning, praying, candle, light, tears, sadness, loss, photojournalism, reportage, people, steppeland

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 2 years ago


  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you, Marie, for featuring this heart-touching image! <3

    – steppeland

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 2 years ago

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  • Thank you so much, Maree! This feature is very much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 2 years ago

    Congrats Hon ! Full of emotion, superb!

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 2 years ago

    Very moving and beautiful capture!

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