Remembrance Day 2016 In Mission

Remembrance Day 2016 In Mission
Veterans marching in the Remembrance Day Parade

Veterans marching in the Remembrance Day Parade

Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada andVeteran’s Day in the US.  It’s a day to pay honour to those who served to protect us, and those who are currently serving.  I spent the morning at the local theatre where the Clarke Theatre where the parade was taking place, and then headed out to the Cenotaph at the local Legion Hall.

Spectator with amazing hair watching the Remembrance Day Parade

Spectator with amazing hair watching the Remembrance Day Parade

I wanted to take some photos, nice and simple, so I left the multiple zoom lenses behind and took just the Helios 44-2 (buy it here), a lovely old all-manual Russian lens with some great swirly bokeh.  It’s maximum aperture is f/2.0, which is where I kept it most of the time.  I processed the images in MacPhun’s Tonality black and white software.  Normally I’m a big fan of Silver FX Pro from Nik (now owned by Google), but I’ve had Tonality as part of the MacPhun Creative Kit for a while but honestly haven’t used it much, so I figured I should give it a chance to figure the software out.  I wanted the images to get a slightly somber but unified black and white toning.

Reading the names of the fallen in the Clarke Theatre

Reading the names of the fallen in the Clarke Theatre

Overall I’m pretty happy with the selection I got.  I wasn’t in full photo mode, but I am glad I caught a few half decent shots of the celebration this year.  Hope you enjoy them.

Watching the laying of the wreaths

Watching the laying of the wreaths

Crowd at the wreath laying

Crowd at the wreath laying

Cadet Honour Guard

Cadet Honour Guard

Waiting to place their wreaths

Waiting to place their wreaths

Cadet Honour Guard at The Mission Cenotaph

Cadet Honour Guard at The Mission Cenotaph

Paying respects at the Mission Cenotaph

Paying respects at the Mission Cenotaph

Pipers at the Mission Legion Building

Pipers at the Mission Legion Building

Pipers at the Mission Legion Building

Pipers at the Mission Legion Building

Poppies laid on the Cenotaph

Poppies laid on the Cenotaph

Wreaths standing at the base of the Cenotaph

Wreaths standing at the base of the Cenotaph

 

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