I am fascinated by World War 2. Not sure why, but it just touches something inside of me. So when we went to Normandy we obviously had to visit a few D-Day sights. The American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer was high on my list. This cemetery holds the remains of 9,387 American military men and women who died in World War 2, mainly during the D-Day landings. It is sight to behold, I don't think it is possible to grasp the magnitude without actually seeing it. It was difficult for me to find a composition that is both artistic and gives an idea of the magnitude. This was the best I could come up with. I purposefully decreased the luminosity on the green grass and bushes to give the strong contrast of the crosses. To me, the lives lost in any war are wasted lives, hence the title. We don't learn from history, we just find different ways to repeat it in different places.
Edited in LR and Silver Efex Pro 2
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