Winner of My Post a Patriotic Picture Contest Is gcmandrake

First of all, I want to thank all those who submitted a patriotic picture to my blog. You all made choosing my favorite photograph quite difficult - because the photographs were both emotionally moving and technically pleasing.

But speaking of pleasing, my mother told me when I was young: You can't please everyone.

The picture I chose is shown here, taken by gcmandrake. Here is a link to the image.

I like the feeling of the photograph, the tone, the subject, the depth of field, the shadows, and the composition. But mostly it was the feeling . . . a sad feeling for all those who have lost loved ones in wars.

Hey gc.... you need to send me your address (and real name) so I can send you the two books.

For newcomers to my blog, here is the link to the original post.

Thank you all.

Explore the light,