Of flags and horses

When the photo contest parameters said a flag must be included
I knew exactly where I would go look for my potential entries.
Just over a year ago, I took many photos at the burial of
 an unknown New York state Civil War soldier
at the Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

It was such a display of patriotism, not just with all the flags
but because of all the military members present.
Civil war re-enactors, older veterans, Patriot Guard Riders
and the young soldiers who made up the honor guard.
This is the photo I chose to enter and it won,
just a few weeks before Veterans Day.

The contest was held on Facebook by local photographer
Mark Samu on his Where's Mr. Peabody? fan page.
For winning, I got to choose any print from his collections.
I chose Mr. Peabody with his barn mate,
a really fat goat named Little Jerry.

Be sure to check out Mark's beautiful collections --
the rural life, place your bets, the new cowboys,
equine conversations, hoof beats, the english subjects,
the rodeo and the mr. peabody collections.
They are now available on Etsy and at local retailers.

1 comment:

Mark Samu said...

Thanks for writing this blog. The photo you sent was the runaway winner and deservedly so.
I'm glad you like the photograph and look for the next contest.