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A little different from my usual but Happy Memorial Day for not just Americans but for everyone who knows Veterans and the stories of their past; appreciate them for their sacrifice of time for it was ultimately for you.

It's funny, as far as I can remember I always joked that I was naturally patriotic; with red hair, pale skin, and blue eyes I used to think I was pretty cool... Hahaha but that's one of the reasons I chose my brother here was because he has almost the same coloring. ^_^

I had such a wonderful idea in place of this image however when it came down to this little man to take a picture, it was a complete failure. Maybe another day - I just cornered him into take this shot since he hates it ;)

Also, getting to know some of you, listening to your "secrets" you posted on my Print Giveaway has been absolutely amazing. I completely look forward to a new post to see what you say! You have surprised me in many things, but also there have been words that I entirely related to. So thank you so very much for sharing them with me!

christian.plochacki, itsjasmin, and 133 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Giorgio___ 52 months ago | reply

    Incredibile!

  2. bmcche 52 months ago | reply

    his eyes, OMG.

  3. cabe26 52 months ago | reply

    Great DOF work

  4. saoishi 52 months ago | reply

    ahh the focus!

  5. itsjasmin 52 months ago | reply

    love the focus and his eyes are just wow!

  6. LunaG. 52 months ago | reply

    Wow.... Gorgeous portrait!

  7. valeriee* 52 months ago | reply

    wow, just amazing

  8. d@rkmarmotte 52 months ago | reply

    there is the beautiful shot and the great shot. This is a great shot,
    congratulations

  9. Melissa Gandhi 52 months ago | reply

    I love this, the pure simplicity of it, and his eyes and freckles are lovely.
    It reminds me a bit of the guy in Homeland (if you've seen it), which is quite fitting with your theme.

  10. Nanda Nur Ghaida Putri 52 months ago | reply

    incredible portrait! superr

  11. Xin Lí 52 months ago | reply

    It's amazing how sharp your images are. I love his freckles and eyelashes :)

  12. 220495 52 months ago | reply

    Shelby this is amazing. I love the detail in all of your photos, and the colours.

  13. Ramighi [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    you are amazing. it is my goal to figure out how to make soemthing half this good. SO AWESOME!

  14. Nikki Froom 52 months ago | reply

    This is perfect! x

  15. Daisy Oak 52 months ago | reply

    This is wonderful! The details, the focus and the subjects... wow.

  16. some_stuff 52 months ago | reply

    wonderful focus! beauty tribute

  17. Maegondo 52 months ago | reply

    wow, amazing details and great processing :)

  18. Sophia Alexis 52 months ago | reply

    Fantastic portrait! The details are goddamn amazing!! The flag out of focus is wow.
    I love this one :) Great work, Shelby!

  19. eyes.wide.shot. 49 months ago | reply

    very nice! you have a very interesting work!

  20. Anna Psareva 45 months ago | reply

    splendid composition
    well done!

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