Monday, June 15, 2009

monochrome monday: cemetery silhouette

to wander in a cemetery
is a lesson in art and history

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my heifer series!
It's as if we are giving gifts to each other each day.
The gift of an image in exchange for the gift of a kind word.

15 comments:

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Great silhouette. A very strong image.

Birdman said...

Hey Kitty-
The silhouette's the thing! I thought it was a portrait at first. Cemeteries are peaceful places. I LOVE them on early mornings.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This seems to be such a peaceful place !! I really loved the photograph !! Great one..

Fio said...

Perfect.

JM said...

Lovely silhouette!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow lovely words and full of wisdom!
And for this week you started with a stunning b & w shot! :-)
Thanks a lot dear friend!
You always do your best! Great work!
Léia

Coşkun said...

Hi Brattcat,
Thanks for sharing nice silhouette.
It say something for everybody.

laughingwolf said...

good shot bratt, well framed :)

Julie said...

It may not surprise you that I am very much a cemetery-tragic. They are the most beautiful, serene and solitary of places that connect us to our past and gently remind us of our future.

You have captured such fragility in this image, aided admirably by the monochrome rendition. The smoothness and delicacy of the marble extends to the tips of the trees and the sky in the background.

I must return to my local cemetery ...

Clueless in Boston said...

Cemetery statuary can be so sad. I was visiting a local cemetery over the weekend and saw a statue that was quite over the top, but once I read the stones and understood the sorrow of the family, it was quite understandable. I'm glad I didn't live 100 years or so ago when disease could wipe out a family so easily.

Anyway, my picture today was taken in the bell tower of my church. And yes, it needs repair and is going to get it this year, but in the meantime it does provide great photographic opportunities.

Café Chick said...

A stunning silhouette. Looks fantastic.

Kim said...

She is so lovely. You've captured a mood here. I'd like to sit with her in silence for a while. Kudos!
-Kim

AB said...

Perfect in black and white

Sharon Creech said...

Absolutely perfect, such a powerful image.

Jacob said...

This is wonderful, both the silhouette and the thoughtful commentary!