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This Moment: A Friday Tradition (No.18)

November 11, 2011

Lest we forget

A single photo – no words – capturing a simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember – this Remembrance Day (11/11/11) let us remember not only those who have fallen in wars, whether military or civilian but also all those who have fought for peace and justice in whatever sphere they might be!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2011 1:15 pm

    Great photo Mike! Love the effect that you have created here.


    • November 11, 2011 1:20 pm

      Thanks Nelieta it’s not my photo though!

  2. November 11, 2011 1:16 pm



  3. November 11, 2011 1:24 pm

    Beautiful image Mike…and a very important message. I couldn’t agree more.

    Here’s my moment:

  4. November 11, 2011 1:34 pm

    I love the black and white background against the red contrast of the poppy – very poignant for this time. “Lest we forget”

  5. November 11, 2011 1:46 pm

    I love the brilliant shade of red in this photo! Displayed against the black and white background really puts a deep focus on the flower 🙂 Exceptional moment!

  6. November 11, 2011 2:50 pm

    This is beautiful Mike!

  7. November 11, 2011 2:56 pm

    I find this photo intriguing. It has such a simple beauty about it. The vibrant shade of red is spectacular!

  8. November 11, 2011 3:30 pm

    this effect id so cool such wonderful red….As always…XOXOXOXO

  9. November 11, 2011 3:35 pm

    I love it! My daughter saw it, took a big sniff and said mmm, flower! Apparently she can smell it through the screen. Beautiful image.

  10. November 11, 2011 4:20 pm

    Just stunning, Mike! Love the contrast in shade and color, too.


  11. November 11, 2011 7:24 pm


    That is an exquisite image : )



  12. November 12, 2011 1:25 am

    I love the way the photographer captured the movement of the petals and then stopped time. Very much like the beauty of a soldier lost in battle. Nice!

  13. November 12, 2011 6:02 am

    This lovely photo reminds me of a favorite poem written by Lieut. -Co. John McCrae, who died in 1918 after 4 years of service on the western front.

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe;
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    God bless our Fallen Soldiers and our current Soldiers and their families.

  14. TheChronicR permalink
    November 12, 2011 9:42 pm

    A really lovely photo to go with the feeling of the day. Nice post.

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