Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Angel in Stone

Cemeteries are full of mementos from the living. Are those mementos for the dead or are they for the living? Maybe we just want to leave something to show that someone was here to visit their loved one. I am always curious about what people leave behind. In some parts of St Mary's Cemetery, you could easily tell that we had just recently gone through the Christmas holidays. The flowers and other mementos were clearly themed. But other gifts were more timeless, such as this little angel left for a loved one sometime past. Through many seasons, moon rises and storms, this little cherub will stay as a witness that someone came here to visit and remember the person who rests here. I guess the mementos are for both of us the living and the dead.

Image of the day: The World Begins to Freeze

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Anita Jesse said...

The depth of field on this is right on target, in my opinion, and the light is lovely.

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Thanks Anita. I appreciate it. I was pleased with how the DOF came out on this one. I think the HDR actually help to blur it just a bit more. Hope you are well.

John Brainard said...

I love it, Beau. Surely there's a place in your house to hang a 16x20 of that somewhere.

You have a great eye for capturing interesting elements... It would be much less of a photo without the splash of color from the wreath in the background.

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

I agree with you very much on that. I tried a number of different processing approaches on this and by really taking out the color all the way, I was not as drawn to the image. So I like the monochromatic feel of it without it actually being monochrome. Thanks.