Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, or decoration day or something else I don't remember.

I continued my trend of working on this holiday, by freelancing for the Blossom Valley Times. I actually never mind working on Memorial Day, since it presents a unique opportunity for a classic all-American photo. There are flags and uniforms everywhere, and it is pretty cool to watch the whole event unfold. People are proud to be there and be American, and I am proud to cover the event.

Going into this kind of function, which was a memorial service at a cemetery, I am looking for flags and uniforms and emotion. I am looking for something that people can identify with. It's hard not to get in the way of the attendees and it's even harder to move around all of them. There were a couple of photographers there also, so I tried to roam around and find different shots.

These two shots were just kind of things I saw. If you want to see what ran, you'll just have to mosey on over to the Blossom Valley Times in a week or so.

I feel I got some solid shots, nothing that was portfolio worthy, but I came away with some good stuff. I also got stung by a wasp, but that's just a minor wound.


Kyle Hansen said...

Nice shots. I love the sun through the flag umbrella.

C&M said...

Look forward in seeing your photos online. Keep working hard.

Hope your having a good summer.