Virginia Tech Memorial Photos

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Mark², Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Mark²

    Mark² Guest

    Hello to all R.P.D, 35mm, and SLR contributors,

    Everyone has something to say about this tragedy, but eventually, words
    begin to all run together until they lose some of their meaning. Sometimes
    a photo can express a thought or sentiment far more clearly, so this is my
    These will not all be my photos, but photos by others as well. Three of
    these shots were taken by my dad.

    **If you have an appropriate photo you'd like posted here, send a reduced
    version (about 800 pixels in the long dimension or so, about 100-200kb) to
    the e-mail address noted in the gallery description, and I'll do my best to
    post it. Here's another version of my e-mail: mjmorgan(the number TWO)at :)

    They don't have to be perfect photos, or even close to perfect. -Maybe just
    an you think fits in some way, however minor. Please name the file using
    your first name and I'll leave that under each photo. Or...if you don't
    want your name there, name it something else. Just send something.

    You never know what impact little things may have, so give it a go...
    Take care, and I hope to hear from you.

    Mark², Apr 18, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Meant to also include these:
    Mark², Apr 18, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Mark², Apr 18, 2007
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Mark, that is a fine idea. I am looking forward to seeing the
    contributions. Not my area of talent, but I will consider it a
    C J Campbell, Apr 18, 2007
  5. Mark²

    Mark² Guest

    No talent necessary. Note that I didn't shoot most of these.
    It doesn't have to be a new photo. If you have an archived shot you think
    appropriate, send that...or both.
    No requirements, here, other than that it is sent with good intentions.

    Thanks, CJ.

    Mark², Apr 18, 2007
  6. A fine thing you've done here, Mr. Morgan! Far more tasteful than a lot
    of jabbering in usenet or on the air.

    Question- In several photos there's a brass tray and holders, etc. - is
    this a particular sect somewhere?
    John McWilliams, Apr 19, 2007
  7. Mark²

    Mark² Guest

    Those were shot in Kiev, Ukraine by my dad. They have very orthodox-style
    prayer candles in their extremely ornate churches...where folks in the
    general public come to pray, etc. He used a 10D, and for low light and his
    own inexperience...I think they're quite good. Obviously a totally
    different setting, but within the context of other events, images take on
    different meanings for different people. I've also spent time in Ukraine
    and visited this same church (not with him). I was hesitant to openly shoot
    there, though, since it's mildly frowned upon... I'll return to Kiev in
    July this summer & might give it a go if I feel assured no offense is taken.
    Street shooting is one thing, but prayer is pretty personal, and I think
    it's worth being courteous. My dad felt sure he they were OK with his

    I haven't received very many contributions, as you can see, but that's OK.
    It really doesn't have much exposure save for these NGs. I think some folks
    are hesitant to send stuff because I wasn't all that clear about what I was
    looking for. -The reason for that is...I myself didn't really know. I was
    sitting at my computer with the news on that day...browsing images on my
    system...and when I came to a particular photo on my computer I found my
    eyes leaking all over the place. It's interesting to me how images can
    shift your emotions at particular times even if they've had a completely
    different effect before. We all work differently...and it. nd I had no
    expectations, really.

    -Anyway...thanks for the good word, John.
    Mark², Apr 20, 2007
  8. My pleasure. And I certainly wasn't thinking outside the U.S., so duh on
    me. There's a couple of cities in N. N.J. that have a large Ukranian
    contingent, and I was thinking subconsciously of a time there.
    John McWilliams, Apr 20, 2007
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