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Remembrance: Vimy Canadian Cemetery, France, photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography

REMEMBRANCE: VIMY CANADIAN CEMETERY, FRANCE:  Shot handheld with a Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 lens at 127mm, f22, 1/125 sec. ISO 1000.  Photo by John Ecker    |     pantheon photography

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Poppies Against a Blue Sky, Northern France, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

POPPIES AGAINST A BLUE SKY, NORTHERN FRANCE: Poppies are widely recognized as a flower of remembrance.  The poppy become a strong emblem remembrance due in large part to the famous poem, In Flanders Fields written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae who wrote the poem on May 3, 1915.  As a Canadian traveler in northern France, it is impossible not to notice the ubiquitous flower.   Most Commonwealth countries observe one or two minutes of silence each year on November 11th at 11:00 a.m. (eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour).

Photo illustration by John Ecker     |     Pantheon Photography


Poppy in Wheat field, Northern France

POPPY IN WHEAT FIELD, NORTHERN FRANCE:  Spring will soon be here and the poppies will emerge in Northern France.  The poppy is, of course, a flower of remembrance.  Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote his famous poem “In Flanders Fields” around May 3, 1915, lamenting the loss of a close friend in battle.  Pretty well every school child in Canada knows the poem and it’s publicly recited year after year on November 11th.   Poppies can be seen all along country roads in France and Belgium.  This one was growing in a wheat field. 

Shot handheld with a Nikon D40X, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 zoom lens at 145mm., f13, 1/640 sec, ISO 800. 

Photo by John Ecker     |     Pantheon


Remembrance: Vimy Canadian Cemetery, France,photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

REMEMBRANCE: VIMY CANADIAN CEMETERY, FRANCE:  Shot handheld with a Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 lens at 127mm, f22, 1/125 sec. ISO 1000.  Photo by John Ecker    |     pantheon photography