Presenting the latest FCD Masters
Since I missed yesterday, here is an FCD THREE-fer!
Gordon Earnest Old Shield, USMC
I thought I had seen every type of headstone marker Arlington had to offer, but this gentleman’s caused me to gape in slack-jawed wonder.
Memorial Garden, Old North Church, Boston
I hate to conclude my mini Boston love-fest on a somber note, but the Memorial Garden commemorating lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan is definitely something to see if you visit.
Tenshin-en, Japanese Garden, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
When it comes to photographing gardens, you can’t beat a cloudy day. It’s nature’s own softbox!
The Green Monster
Boston week continues at Foto Cada Dia! Count your blessings: 40 years ago I’d be breaking out the slide projector and subjecting you to a badly narrated presentation during a dinner party.
Make Way For Ducklings, Nancy Schön, Boston Public Gardens
In researching the creator of this piece I learned that there is an exact duplicate installed in Moscow. The duplicate was a gift from Barbara Bush to Raisa Gorbachev “as part of the START treaty.”
Cold War Fun Fact: The START treaty limited the US and USSR to 6,000 nuclear warheads and 8 bronze ducklings each.
Talk about shock and awwwwww…
New England Holocaust Memorial (detail), Boston
From the website:
Six million numbers are etched in the glass. These numbers represent the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust and are suggestive of the infamous tattoos the Nazis inflicted on many of the victims.
Ducks, Boston Public Garden
I finally realized why my landscapes suck: I usually eschew foreground elements. However, all of the best landscapes include foreground elements, according to the pros. So here is me turning over a new leaf.
Combat Information Center Self Portrait
Aboard the USS Cassin Young.