Going South

By: Arjen Drost

Apr 13 2009

Category: the Netherlands

1 Comment

Focal Length:420mm
Shutter:1/1000 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

Margraten War cemetery

This year was the second year I joined a couple colleagues to the southernmost part of the Netherlands, Zuid Limburg. We use the excuse that we have to prepare the 3rd grade excursion in May, but we really just want to enjoy the scenery and the culture there. Being with a group makes it a bit harder to take many pictures (especially nature ones), but I always find some time to take some shots.
One of the places we visited was the US War Cemetery in Margraten. This place is very impressive as there are thousands and thousands of white crosses of American soldiers who died during the fight against Nazi-Germany in WWII. I tried to focus on an individual cross, but also show the enormity of the place.
In this picture I took out almost all green and yellow colours to emphasize the reds in the flowers.

One comment on “Going South”

  1. Ik vind het een ‘kippenvelfoto’. Heel indrukwekkend en alles klopt: compositie, kleur. Om stil van te worden.

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