Good Morning Everyone,
This was the first shot that I took at a mini TE Get-together in Buxton. It has a double significance; it was my first shot on this shared day and it shows a memorial to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the two World Wars, on this, the 70th anniversary of D Day, when the allied troops began the liberation of Europe.
The memorial is situated on The Slopes, a steep hill in the centre of the town and was sculptured by L F Roslyn, one of the most prolific of sculptors of war memorials.
The members I met up with were, Claude (CLODO), Ann (annjackman), John (tyro), Mike (mjw364), Will (willperrett), Len (lennoland) and Jasmine (Tigerlily) and I'd like to thank them all for a great few days. Although we didn't have the best of weather, we did have the best of fun!
Have a great day, Bev :-)
I have added the location and, although you cannot actually see the memorial, you can see The Slopes, where the memorial is situated, opposite The Crescent.
I will add a link here which shows closer views of the memorial from the Internet
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mesutilgim (86096) 2014-06-06 0:44
Nice capture and perfect TE entry with many interesting notes.
I wished I could be with you and those wellknown TE friends on that TE gathering.
TFS and have a nice weekend
lousat (78445) 2014-06-06 0:51
Hi Bev,it's nice to read in your note something about this TE meeting,need a pic of the group in the WS...hehehe....and your first pic is very very nice,celebrating the anniversary of D Day with this memorial caught in a very elegant and imposing perspective,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
snunney (85659) 2014-06-06 2:31
A very apt posting for today of all days. I like the point of view and the framing offered by the foreground tree, which also serves to give the image depth. Good choice of the vertical format.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-06-06 2:56
Hello Bev - A well chosen post for today. I have just finished listening to President Obama's speech and how moving it was. Your shot is a very good reminder of the huge sacrifice made by so many that we may live in freedom.
PS Lucky you meeting up with the UK TE'ers.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-06 3:15
a delightful image and glowing tribute to all the heroes on this day of commemoration. A well chosen POV and beautifully controlled capture. Like this a lot!
Have a great weekend - B.
Sergiom (62028) 2014-06-06 5:22
Quelle belle réunion vous avez eu. C'est tout un groupe à coordonner. Arriver au même endroit et à la même heure n'est pas toujours facile. Un beau monument saisit sous un très bel angle.
ikeharel (58921) 2014-06-06 6:53
POV over the monument was well chosen, itys height mingle with the tree on side of the picture, gave good scale of depth.
The statue by itself deserve a much closer portrait photo, to my humble opinion.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (124229) 2014-06-06 7:58
Alors une première iamge de votre rencontre superbe ce mémorial quelle compo et vue quel cadrage avec le tronc de l'arbre et la verdure très très belle iamge et compo.
Bravo et amitié
annjackman (20133) 2014-06-06 10:26
This is a very good choice of picture to post today. The memorial has a lovely green natural framing thanks to your viewpoint. You made the best of the light which certainly could have been better over the TE meeting. However, as you say much fun was had by all despite the weather. It was great to see you again and look forward to another meeting, perhaps next year.
Best wishes to you and Len,
cornejo (32746) 2014-06-06 11:12
Hi Bev, very good picture of this interesting composition, very well captured in this image, with good framing, good sharpness, light, color and quality. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2014-06-06 11:38
A touching tribute, and a fine sculpture, capturing well the sacrifice made. So apt to post this today.
I like that you included the tree here too, it makes me feel like I am peeping out, and adds an element of reverence, again very apt for such a monument.
Thanks as always
photographer_sg (4408) 2014-06-06 11:57
a beautiful composition with the historic sculpture. Lovely framing with the tree in the foreground that adds colour and depth to the picture. Excellent management of exposure to bring out the details.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
willperrett (7428) 2014-06-06 13:46
Thanks for coming! This is a very apt, pertinent posting for today. Of course Portsmouth and Gosport have been thronged with people commemorating the events of 70 years ago.
jhm (140629) 2014-06-07 7:34
This is absolutely a tribute to all the allied armies out of the second War.
I hope that this never come back, 40 mjl victims about the world, I hope that our world leaders listen and close a peaceful settlement.
Also a high quality picture with very original colours.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Pentecost weekend,
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-06-07 22:20
Bev, it is so nice to have pictures to remind us moments and times of great significance...
a great note and a magnificent "first shot" as a souvenir!!
tyro (20778) 2014-06-08 4:34
This is a delightful photograph of this imposing memorial and what an appropriate day on which to post it! Your photograph is certainly far, far better than that on the page to which you added a link!
You've managed exceptionally good depth of field and the tree trunk on the left frames the memorial perfectly as do the overhanging branches. A beautifully taken picture during what was probably the only hour of sunshine which we had during our few days in Derbyshire!
A nice memory of a wonderful meeting and it was lovely to meet up again with yourself,Len and the others!
batalay (35791) 2014-06-08 6:55
This superb shot and accompanying note are most thought provoking, adding to the gallery of D-Day remembrances on TE. An appropriate piece of symbolism for D-Day, 70 years ago. I wanted to share with you an extraordinary link that a friend sent me from Hawaii, "D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Later".
Silvio1953 (124653) 2014-06-10 12:09
Ciao Bel, lovely composition well framed by trees, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (14245) 2014-06-11 19:20
Among the thumbnails on your intro page, the title for this caught my attention. I was thinking this must be your first shot with a new camera. But the chance to meet so many distinguished photographers must be exciting, as well.
Nice capture of the memorial, caressed by the tree.
mkamionka (30903) 2014-06-15 13:16
John said you had just two hours without the rain and yet I see you were quite productive and managed to capture several interesting photos. The sky could have been better here but you did fantastic job with the composition, I like how you used the tree in the foreground with these little leaves. I cannot imagine a better framing for this monument.
You have a really good eye.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (30783)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-03
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-05 23:37