November 2, 2010

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As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I spent the weekend in Washington DC to watch the Marine Corps Marathon and support my pet charity, the CPL Christopher G Scherer Semper Fi Fund.

Coincidently, Comedy Central took over the National Mall the day before the race for their Insanity is Insane Rally (or something like that).

Getting through DC on Saturday was a nightmare. So I heard. Because I wasn’t running the marathon this year, I didn’t have to go to the race expo and brave the Metro crowds or go to near the National Mall. If I did, I probably would have checked out the Insanity.  Instead, I took a friend up on his offer on a guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery. It has been on my list of spots in Washington to photograph so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

I chose wisely. It is a special place. It is a deeply moving place. I spent a lot of time shooting and walked away with a number of shots I’m eager to show you.

This one is my personal favorite – the grave of an unknown soldier from (I believe) the Civil War.

Its one thing to lose someone to war. Its another thing to never know.

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  1. This is simply stunning. Focusing on the marker for the unknown, rather than on a name makes the image even more moving, to me. And the processing just adds to the dark, somber mood. Amazing work.