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There have been some cracking pics :P

Here's one of mine from a slideshow presentation:

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The mind can't comprehend what they eyes see:

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Thanks, Derek,

That one with the stretcher bearers superimposed is very moving. In the second photo, why are there crosses instaed of the usual headstones? Do you know?

Marina

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In the second photo, why are there crosses instaed of the usual headstones?

It's a German cemetery not a CWGC, hence black crosses. Each cross will carry up to 4 names.

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Here's an example. This cross actually commemorated 4 unknown German dead.

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Marina,

The superimposed pictures work very well for presentations at talks etc.

Here's another from a broody Tyne Cot:

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And one that brings "life" to headstones in a way that a picture showing just headstones cannot:

Three Hawick men buried side by side at Qeaunt Road:

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Thanks, Matt.

Derek - those are amazing - where do you give your talks?

Geoff - seeing the wood after those other sad pics is maybe a necessary antidote - how peaceful it looks now!

Talk about talent....

Marina

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Thanks to all who shared these images with us.

cheers Shelley :)

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Two photos’ from Tynecot.

Not particularly good photo’s but the first with the Cross, and the graves, looking over the now peaceful slope where so many of the soldiers died, only making the top in death always makes me stop and think hard.

John

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John,

I really love the photo of the overwhemed individual at Tyne Cot - the set of the shoulders and the whole demeanour really tell the story. As you say, it's a feeling that all of us will know. Sometimes at the end of 3 or 4 days "over there", the weight of it seems to much to bear.

Quite agree that there are some stunning images here. Many taken with digital equipment which should finally put to flight the idea that you can only be creative with film. I'm saving up for a decent digital SLR !

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