“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day November 11


The Eagle rests on a gravestone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery which is located in Minneapolis Minnesota.  This is a beautiful, sad and symbolic photo that has come to mean so much to so many.


Thank You All Veterans



"It was a crow that first caught Frank Glick's attention. It was flying around erratically, so Glick got out his Nikon camera and followed it. It was around 6 a.m. on a hazy spring day and he was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery because he was early for a training meeting at Delta Airlines, where he works.

Glick is an amateur photographer, but he always carries his camera, just in case. So he followed the crow, in some cultures a symbol of good luck and magic, until he saw it: a huge eagle perched on a tombstone, its eyes alert, its head craned, looking for prey. In the foreground, dew glistened on the grass.

Glick got his shot."
 Excerpt from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

15 comments:

  1. O wow, that is a fantastic capture -- so poignant and atmospheric.

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  2. This is one of the most powerful photos I have ever seen. I used it in my post last Veterans' Day. I am happy to know the story behind it. Hats off to Frank Glick, nothing amateur about his skills. xo

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  3. That is a stunning photograph, a once in a lifetime shot.

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  4. That is an incredible image. It speaks volumes!

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  5. Dear Diane - I believe this time and place and the person who caught this photo all met up with what was to be. Thanks for sharing this thought provoking picture. Have a great day.

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  6. What an amazing photo - that really was meant to be.

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  7. An amazing photo! Wow!!! Strong, proud and brave!

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  8. What an amazing shot. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    It's nice to know that crow is a symbol of good luck in some cultures. My mother in law insists they bring death – they are always in our back garden so it’s nice to know there is another meaning!

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    1. I'm always on the side of the crow, they are such intelligent birds!

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  9. What a wonderful image - thank you for sharing

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  10. A very poignant image. Thanks for sharing the history behind it.

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  11. Oh Wow! I thought it was a fake picture until I read further. What an amazing site! And really, what an amazing occurance. The eagles usually stay up so high, and then hunt their prey out in fields or marshes.
    It's such a gift that this man was able to capture the moment.
    Bless each veteran, and thank you for sharing this!
    Erica :)

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  12. Wow..what a magnificent image..very powerful and touching...thanks for sharing such a potent symbolic scene!!

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