Sunday, May 29, 2005

Grave concerns on a sunny day

Each year, Mom and I go decorate graves in three cemetaries on Memorial Day weekend. When the weather is fine, it's a great experience. I took a camera this year...

This cemetary is way back on a ridge in Putnam County, near Hurricane. It helps to have 4 wheel drive to get there.


I love looking at the very old monuments.


Shooting bees is kinda scary... I can't believe I caught this one in flight. In the bright sunlight the tiny Pentax camera will muster a 1/2000sec shutter speed.


This is me doing a rubbing of a headstone. I'm doing it because we need to put a date on it so I'm going to do a "layout" and try to match the font.

Daisy in the barbed wire... this is trite. I did this exact same shot in high school at this same cemetary. I won some sort of art contest for students with it. I just re-created the shot for my own amusement.

Ladybug on granite monument.
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8 comments:

Sharon said...

The daisy on barbed wire may be trite, but it's still stunning to look at.

The way you can zoom in on one detail, enlarge it and present it in such stunning and vivid brilliance -- saturated color and texture so richly illustrated one can almost feel it -- reminds me of the moments of discovery in childhood; the first time I picked up a flower to examine the petals, or realize a bee looks thistled with fur upon close examination. I think we lose some of that wonder as we grow older; your work recaptures it.

Senior Thinking said...

just some wonderful stuff in here, Nanner peach sent me, blame her

Senior Thinking said...

just some wonderful stuff in here, Nanner peach sent me, blame her

kenju said...

I say what Sharon said, Rick, and that goes double! I love the daisy and the lady bug, and oh well, the petunias, and ........

Grumpy Old Man said...

The ladybug is stunning.

DonSurber said...

Just plain stunning. The ladybug on the granite. There's a message there about the temporal nature of all our monuments.

Nate said...

great, great macro work rick. i really like the bee and the lady bug. heck, i like all of them. one of the grave pictures actually reminded me of a photo i took last year around memorial day.

www.projectnothing.com/grave.bmp.jpg

Kate the Peon said...

Beautiful photos.