Anzac Dawn Service Bunbury WA

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  1. Domin8

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    Record crowds rose early, Wednesday the 25th, for the Anzac day dawn service. Families and military servicemen alike arrived in near total darkness, with the memorial service starting just on 6 am. There was total silence, a great mark of respect for those that have fought and are still fighting in the great wars.

    Reserves were there in force and looked very sharp in there pressed uniforms and polished boots. A short march of veterans and families of veterans ensued toward to the memorial and came to a halt right at the Anzac memorial on Victoria Street.

    Words of those past were spoken to the masses in remembrance of those who fought and died for us all.
    The silence was then broken with the sound of the bag pipes, which was played to a crowd probably numbering in the 1000's, an impressive sight.

    A single shot was then discharged after the pipes had finished, it made a few jump and was almost deafening, though it brought some reality back to us. The bugle sounded and tears were seen flowing for many, many who could not hold back the emotion felt for those who fought and are still fighting for our freedom.

    Following the ceremony other local, (and even some from a far), residents and servicemen paid their respects, laid reeves, saluted and walked away talking about memories past. As I walked away I overheard an elderly gentlemen say, “Until next year… Lest We Forget.”

    Bunbury was treated to a stunning, colourful sunrise as residents and servicemen left, the sense of pride and sorrow for their fallen mates, apparent from the expressions on their faces. They will always be remembered…

    Hope you all get a sense of what went on through these images, especially if you missed it!.

    Shot with my 40D & 24-105L, Iso range was 1600-3200 for each shot. Some slight noise adjustments in CS5.

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    Didn't make it to the Bunbury dawn service this year. Thanks for the great pictures :)
     
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    Very welcome :)
     
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    A lovely sunrise you captured there. Almost makes the milk carton look majestic... Almost.
     
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    Always something special about the monuments being lit up in the first light.

    Love the last three.
     
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    Nice set Domin8. The pics I like are 3, 6, 7, 8 and 10. Good on you for getting out of bed so early too!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards

    Des
     
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    Cheers fellas!.

    thommo101 - Thanks!, and yeah, almost! lol :)

    Mr Chilled - cheers mate :)

    disci - Thank you! :). Went to bed early so getting up that at 5am wasn't a big thing, will be there next year for sure. Welcome :)
     

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