Joseph, New York, Photography

Memorial Day


Fujifilm X30 – 1/200 @ f/2.8 – ISO 200

The true meaning to Memorial day is to remember the brave men and women who fought so hard to protect our freedom.


Fujifilm X100T – 1/30 @ f/2.8 – ISO 200

To honor our flag and country.


Fujifilm X30 – 1/125 @ f/8.0 – ISO 100

For grandpaย to tell his grandson what is was like when he was a gunner back in the war.


Remembering our prisoners of war and unknown soldiers.


Fujifilm X-E2 – 1/400 @ f/9.0 – 200mm – ISO 200

And most importantly to honor our fallen heroes. ย Enjoy your B.B.Q’s, your outdoor activities and you weekend off from work, but please take some time to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day.


19 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. Hello — I am just thinking of starting to take photos and I have a basic question. When you snap shots of people, do you let them know that you are taking their picture? Before? After? Do you let them know that you might publish them on your blog? So many shots that seem to tell an interesting story (like this one) are candids, or shots where the subjects don’t appear to know they are the subjects. Do you ever worry about how they might react?


    • Hello Delida – Most of the time it is better to ask the people if you can take their picture. If you are in the USA and you are going to sell an image or publish it for money then you will need a release (form) for them to sign, even if you take an image in a public place. Usually as long as you take an image in a public place and there is no money involved you are safe legally. In my case none of my photo blogs are for profit, in other words there is no money involved I just take images for my pleasure so there is not a problem. Having said all that part of the beauty of people photography is taking candid shots and street photographers usually just snap away without asking. I hope my answer was of some help ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Wow, just now visited your post. I wish I could have been there to take the first photograph, as it captures the very essence of what Memorial Day is really about. However, it is a first rate image which you have given us to gaze upon. Thanks Joe and to all of our vets.


  3. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Geez, and here I thought it just meant great sales! There seems to be a concerted effort by some of us to remember, but for most people (OK, I know I’m generalizing here) it means a day off from work. Sales, barbeques. You should have seen the traffic coming in to Las Vegas over the weekend. Just amazing. And disheartening!


    • You are correct to generalize Emilio, most people tend to lose sight of the meaning of a lot of holidays and view them as just another day off. Look at what black Friday stands for. After giving thanks for the food we were blessed with and family people go to Walmart and stampede other people to death to get a few dollars off the price of a TV. Its embarrasses me as a human when I see people act like that or I see news reports about these sales. Its even more embarrassing that these retailers let this take place every year.


      • Emilio Pasquale says:

        It’s good for their bottom line. Profit. And it;s free advertising if someone gets harmed in their store due to low prices. At least, that’s my take on it!


  4. I wrote this in Storyteller. The real meaning of Memorial Day is to honor those who died while serving this country. As Lincoln wrote, “Those who gave a full measure of themselves.” As a vet, I know that there is another day for me. Veteran’s day. Happy Memorial Day.


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