WW ll Veteran, age 96, tells his story

November 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

For Bert Stanley, 96, Veterans Day 2015 was quite something different than in past years. Because this year he had just returned from Honor Flight New England on November 1st which took him to the nations capital to visit the WW 2 memorial sites. There was so much history in this mans face. I just had to make some interesting portraits that told his story without words. I pulled my reporter over to listen to Bert's story. 100 missions in a B-24, wow.

Photographically I had a real problem. The hall I was in was lit like a dungeon and the light coming from the windows was dim as it was very cloudy. So I quickly looked around and found some display cases that were lit from underneath. Bert and the reporter leaned on the display case to talk. I had both the 5Dmk3 with the 24-70 f4L IS and the 7Dmk2 with the 100 f2. So with the help of the display case light I started shooting waiting for some moments that would give me his personality. You can see in his aged eyes the thoughts of experiences past as he recounted his trip to DC and the bombing missions he flew.

God bless all our veterans, the reason we are free is because of their sacrifices. Thank you Bert Stanley for bringing your thoughts to us and for your service to our Great Nation!

WW ll Vet Bert StanleyWW ll Vet Bert StanleyWW ll Veteran Bert Stanley, 96, took part in the New England Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Nov.1 and talks about the experience with the Reporter after Veteran's Day ceremonies at Abbot Hall in Marblehead Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Wicked Local Staff Photo / Kirk R. Williamson

Canon 5D MK3 with Canon 24-70 f4 L IS

WW ll Veteran Bert StanleyWW ll Veteran Bert StanleyWW ll Veteran Bert Stanley, 96, took part in the New England Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Nov.1 and talks about the experience with the Reporter after Veteran's Day ceremonies at Abbot Hall in Marblehead Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Wicked Local Staff Photo / Kirk R. Williamson

Canon 7D MK2 with Canon 100 f2

 

 


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