Pride And Sacrifice

Dedicated To Those Who Serve.

Black and white photo of part of the left side of the B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft." Owned by the Collings Foundation, from Stow, Mass. Shown in the left side of the fuselage with part of the wing, with it's two powerful engines and part of the landing gear. The American flag flying proudly over the top gunners dome in the roof of the aircraft.

Today is Veterans Day in the U.S. As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, I am honored to have served my country. This post is dedicated to all the service men and women, who by serving in the armed forces have shown they are willing to lay down their lives in defense of our great nation.

To Service members past and present, I am proud to have been one of you, and thankful for your continued service to our Country.

To the men and women who have paid the ultimate price, and their families, I stand and salute you. We all owe you a debt that can never be repaid.


19 thoughts on “Pride And Sacrifice

  1. My father was in the 2nd world war, British Navy, and he is still alive and kicking at 88 and a half! There are millions of people around the world who have given their lives for others. Regards from afar.

    1. Amanda, if I could, I’d like to shake his hand and thank him! And you are so very right. We in the States are certainly not alone in having citizens willing to sacrifice their lives for their own countries.

      1. I have the same software, but I hardly ever use it. Guess it’s because I’ve never had the habit of using it, so I keep on forgetting about it. I’ll try to play around with it a bit more today.

        1. I’ll be honest, though I love it for B&W, most of my B&Ws are accidental. While I was using Color Efex Pro 3, before upgrading to 4, the default filter an image would open in was B&W Conversion, or something like that. An image would open, and I’d think “Wow, I know who’s going into Silver Efex soon!” 🙂

        2. Another trick I’ve been using, because I really want to learn what makes a good B&W, is to set my camera to B&W. Shooting RAW, it gives me a B&W preview on the LCD, but the image is still captured in color. I have friends that were film shooters that can look at a scene and know it will work as B&W, I’m not so lucky.

          1. That’s a great trick. I don’t know if it’ll work on my camera, but I’ll look into it. It can also be helpful to take better color photos, because you get to see the tonal range much easier.

            1. Definitely! I can only speak about Canon, and then only to my former 40D and current 7D, but as long as you’re shooting in RAW the B&W only shows on the LCD. In fact, since Lightroom doesn’t recognize Canon’s Picture Styles, you will only see a very brief glimpse of the B&W as you import them, before it renders as the color RAW file.

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