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Silence

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 7 November 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

The bloodiest one day battle during the Civil War. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

23,000 . . . so difficult to comprehend.

7 Nov 2013 7:10am

jean pierre from paris, France

.......... ! amitiés

7 Nov 2013 7:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

It makes us question why we have to keep on killing, why can't we learn. Superb image Elaine

7 Nov 2013 7:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I guess the old wooden fences are meant to keep our minds firmly in the 1800s for this memorial.
Where is it Elaine (my knowledge of the Civil War is not up to scratch)?

7 Nov 2013 9:02am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Is it Antietem?

7 Nov 2013 9:04am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good composition and rendering of the wooden fence on the foreground.

7 Nov 2013 10:00am

franz from Baden, Austria

antietam ... such a beautiful and harmonious place today, yet the site of an unimaginable carnage not all that long ago ...
i like this image for its dense frame, the clever compo and the great dof !!!

7 Nov 2013 12:16pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

This is a superb and interesting image Elaine.

7 Nov 2013 1:26pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

war is sad thing ...

7 Nov 2013 1:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A monument to madness that we keep repeating! Nicely captured Elaine! ;-)

7 Nov 2013 1:58pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

7 Nov 2013 2:14pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice image, great capture.

7 Nov 2013 3:36pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Belle composition... )

7 Nov 2013 4:17pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beau cadrage et graphisme.

7 Nov 2013 5:48pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have captured the mood so well. A wonderful tribute image

7 Nov 2013 7:30pm

Steyn from Portland, United States

it is the perfect point of view, somber sky,..wonderful tribute..

7 Nov 2013 8:57pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A perfectly-composed shot with eye-catching elements in the foreground and background! Great textures and colors as well. As your title implies, this compo exudes silence and tranquility, two things that are polar opposites of what happened here in 1862.

7 Nov 2013 10:07pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ces bois

8 Nov 2013 3:15pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic composition … a wonderful capture of History! Love this!

8 Nov 2013 7:53pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good composition

8 Nov 2013 10:06pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Very good composition and very fine tribute and testimony.

9 Nov 2013 6:54am