Friday, September 11, 2009

a fine and private place

17 comments:

Sharon Creech said...

Such a profoundly moving photograph, brattcat. I am unable to articulate all its perfections, so I will just sit here and admire.

Sunny said...

A picture truly is worth a thousand words.
Sunny :)

Cezar and Léia said...

I enlarged it and it's so peaceful and the lights give a "plus"in this picture.
I liked your title as well!
Have a great weekend dear friend!
Léia

Steffe said...

Great light here.

Vogon Poet said...

A place so beautiful with a perfect light from the clouds and framed by the branches of the trees.
Perfect photo, sad and sweet image.
One of your best.

Anya said...

Its a very peaceful shot,
lovely to see,
I wish I could walk there :)

Jacob said...

This is quite an unusual picture what with the gravestones, the lighting and that sky!

I like it a lot!

► Abraham Lincoln said...

Thank you for visiting my Pick a Peck of Pixels blog and for commenting there on my post about Fountain Pens.

This is a very special place or so it seems to me. It is about as peaceful to look at as any post I have seen today. If I was not afraid of mosquitoes I would bed down there for the night and watch the stars.

Tanya said...

Truly stunning Brattcat! I'm speechless, it's just gorgeous! Love the lighting!

tapirgal said...

Lovely. The clouds give so much energy and movement in this quiet place.

slim said...

The lighting is exquisite in this beautiful image.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is so beautiful. this has got to be one of your best images. this could be used for quotes and posters. just glorious. Thanks for your comments on my site about the photos from my photography tour to Vermillion Cliffs and Slot Canyons. I have many more coming up and the slot canyon photos are truly amazing. It was quite a trip. And I was forced to be brave by my fellow photographers.

Julie said...

The slope of the ridge, and the unevenness of the ground, adds immeasureably to the depth of meaning conveyed by this image, BC.

Nothing grand here such as Marvell described: no marble vaults, no iron gates. Just death in its essential simplicity.

Nothing quite as earthy as Beagles's Bronx cemetery either but an attempt to reach somewhere between the two.

The slant of the light, the unkempt appearance of the headstones and the ominous skies all add to your interpretation.

As, indeed, does your title.

Brava!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

That's a very beautiful and peaceful place indeed!

JM said...

Amazing light! Beautiful photo!

Blognote said...

That is surely a very beautiful photo and your comment is well chosen!!

lizziviggi said...

I have no words... that photo brought tears to my eyes. What a perfect place to spend eternity.