I like this kind of shot, one showing the flowers against the sky, this is a shot for a patchy sky you need both blue sky and cloud for the texture and contrast.
This was taken out at Manassas battlefield, that can be a sobering place. To think of what went on here, you would think that people would learn that you fight a war to get peace. I can only imagine how disappointed some of the soldiers from this battlefield would be, to learn, that we are still fighting wars. Now I am not saying they sacrificed their lives in vain, or that some wars should not be fought, just that we have not seemed to have learned any lessons from them.
Like that scene at the end of "Saving Private Ryan" Tom Hanks lying bleeding mortally wounded, telling Pvt Ryan to "Earn this"
I can imagine the soldiers that died saying that to those who have benefitted from their plight, to us.
Sorry about that, went of on an melancholic tangent for a sec. I had a very sad experience Saturday, it kind of left its mark. hence the prickly subject I guess!
Now this is going to be a rarity, I do not want to make a habit of a photo on Sunday. Day of rest and all that. Just on a rare occasion.
The stats: Shot on a 5d mk3 c/w 24-105 lens.
Shutter speed 1/2000 @f4,ISO100 and 97mm focal length.
Of board the flash out high to Camera left.