Lest We Forget

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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This was taken in the forecourt of the Shrine of Remembrance on Melbourne’s St Kilda Road exactly three years ago, on 11 November 2006.

While there were real poppies growing in a special commemorative area less than 100 metres away, this was one of a sea of synthetic poppies in front of the Shrine, each bloom with a personal hand-written message.

This poppy bore the inscription: “In memory of Robert Mills, Australian Machine Gunner Battalion. Remembered on this day by all his family.”

So after I had photographed the never-ending poppies, I got down on my knees and lay completely prone to take this shot, so that the poppy was in sharp focus while I used depth of field to include the distinctive columns of the Shrine in the background.

We shall never forget them ….

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 125mm.

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