The Free Lance-Star Photography Department shares the stories behind the photos.
I didn’t expect the two photo assiginments I had on December 13, 2008 (Christmas tree hunt and a Civil War ceremony) to have something in common.
But when I downloaded my camera’s memory card, lo and behold, the final frame from the Christmas tree assignment matched – in content and meaning, i.e. the holding of hands – with the first frame of the Civil War assignment.
(Just a fluke, honest!)
A couple holds hands as they begin their search for a Christmas tree at Ralph’s Christmas Tree Farm in rural Spotsylvania County, Va.
And then at the stone wall on Sunken Road in Fredericksburg:
A young child, dressed in partial Civil War garb, holds onto a parent’s hand as he walks along Sunken Road in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery prior to a re-enactment of the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.