…poignant to say the least…

February 23, 2010


I live in Windsor, Ontario. In a Windsor Star edition from the week of Feb. 14th a picture from a Reuters photographer named Mike Cassese was carried.

It depicted a picture of family members, carrying roses to the hearse, in a repatriation ceremony at CFB Trenton. The soldier’s name was Cpl. Joshua Caleb Baker.

I am an amateur photographer and have shot a lot of film. I have to comment on this photo. This picture moved me in a way no other picture of this type has ever done. The abject sorrow that was captured on the young girls face, just blew me away. I could actually feel her pain. The reflected Honour Guard/pallbearers in the fender of the hearse was poignant to say the least.

I would hope that you would pass my comments on to your photographer. It was a great shot and the feelings evoked from such a tragic event were incredible. Well Done.

Dave R.

Thank you for noticing: GBU Editor

Family members carry roses to the hearse carrying the casket of Canadian soldier Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker during a repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton February 15, 2010.  Corporal Baker of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment was killed and four others were injured in a training accident on a range located approximately 4 km (2.5 miles) northeast of Kandahar City, Afghanistan, on February 12.
REUTERS/Mike Cassese

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