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Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Chevron was the first thing I thought of when seeing the headstones from this point of view. Here we are at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery again. After what some people commented about yesterday on how everything was so straight and aligned, I thought I would clarify that when we stopped by Rosecrans, the Department of Veterans Affairs was underway with a project that entailed the raising and realigning of headstones and grave markers, which is why everything looks so straight.

The unfortunate thing was that the more scenic areas that overlook the bay, San Diego and the very long rows of headstones that follow the rolling hills were currently undergoing the "transformation" and were obstructed by heavy machinery, backhoe equipment, or turf that was dug into.

Photo taken August 15, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/321 second F/9.0 ISO 100 62 mm

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maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

This view is very intriguing Steven, I can play with my eyes finding every moment a new vision! At one moment I thought "everything at his place!" and, immediately after, "everyone at his place !?"...

18 Sep 2012 6:07am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great capture!

Much better framimg than the previous

18 Sep 2012 6:16am

tataray from france, France

Vraiment clean !... ))

18 Sep 2012 6:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent PoV

18 Sep 2012 6:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Extraordinary composition and many reasons for reflection

18 Sep 2012 7:01am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Quite amazing, almost like an optical illusion.

18 Sep 2012 9:22am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!

18 Sep 2012 9:34am

franz from Baden, Austria

this geometrical regularity is awesome ... as if trying to put order into the chaos of death !!!

18 Sep 2012 9:55am

@franz: An interesting way of looking at this! Many thanks!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A wonderful framing !!

18 Sep 2012 10:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, a beautiful and compelling pattern - wonderful framing and great sensitivity to the location.

18 Sep 2012 10:17am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yes, chevrons indeed - cross your eyes and they really stand out. This is a beautiful shot, Steven, and it looks like they did a great job getting all of the headstones straigtened and aligned.

18 Sep 2012 11:22am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Six inverted chevrons times how many rows ... and an equal number of broken lives. Another moving image, Steven. These shots take me back to our visit to Arlington, VA.

18 Sep 2012 11:50am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Even before this effort took place, driving along the National Cemetery on the wy out to Cabrillo National Monument, I could not help but slow down, sto, look and meditate as I gazed upon the row after row, line aftetr line of headstones - and think of all the sacrifice. San Diego has always been a military town and these graves are as much of a part of this great city as the earth, bluffs, sky, and water. thank you for this!!

18 Sep 2012 4:52pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot, love the paterns

18 Sep 2012 4:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I think it is amazing how the rows are so perfectly lined up in every direction. Beautiful.

18 Sep 2012 5:17pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

A stunning image. The stones present such a beautiful graphic.

18 Sep 2012 5:24pm

max from petite ville à l ouest, France

yes chevrons bud bad chevrons

18 Sep 2012 6:15pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Another beautiful view of the headstones ... great chevron pattern!

18 Sep 2012 7:24pm

Antoine from France

Superb monochrome with an excellent framing. Have a lovely afternoon Steven. Amicably Antoine.

18 Sep 2012 7:37pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful composition .

18 Sep 2012 8:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat title. i like the monochrome

18 Sep 2012 11:50pm

l'Angevine from France

c'est ilmpressionnant cet alignement

19 Sep 2012 9:15am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Impressive alignment. And knowing what is underlying, the impact is made stronger. The B&W fits perfectly.

19 Sep 2012 9:16am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Sad but beautiful capture. Nice

19 Sep 2012 8:15pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous monochrome shot of this impressive and perfect geometrical alignment !!!

19 Sep 2012 9:18pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I suppose the sense of order is to reflect the discipline within which their lives were lost . . not sure that relieves the pain of it all, though . .

20 Sep 2012 7:22am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another great photo!

25 Sep 2012 3:25am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Interesting patterns and geometry.

26 Sep 2012 5:31pm