Corner of a foreign field - for Harry Patch

GlennC

Alnwick, United Kingdom

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Taken in the week the last surviving of the great war died;

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blessed by the suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts a peace, under an English heaven.

Very kindly nominated by Donald Cameron for the pay it forward group. He had to say this about the image;
“ I nominate Corner of a foreign field – for Harry Patch by GlennC . An outstanding image in terms of composition and technique, taken to another level with the use of an 8 minute exposure and subtle tones in the black and white conversion. However what really makes this image unique is that it forms a tribute to the passing of the last World War I veteran Harry Patch, accompanied by fittingly poignant text. In my opinion probably the most powerful image on Redbubble.”

canon 40d/Tokina 11-16/10stop nd/2&3 stop grad. 8 mins exposure F16

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