Saturday, May 15, 2010

Monochrome Weekend and Shadow Shot Sunday

 Pagan Sphinx Photo
Cemetery in a Portuguese Village         



18 comments:

  1. A lovely photo and great shadows.

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  2. And a truly suitable riddle for this photo :)

    Lovely light and shadow, and excellent detail. It really repays enlarging.

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  3. Marvelous capture, Gina! What a lovely old cemetery! Love the shadows! Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Sacred village ground—
    here the dead are laid to rest—
    good man and scoundrel.

    Target practice

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  5. The lighting offers an interesting dichotomy here: the shadows acknowledge death, yet the brilliance of the sun offers an affirmation of life. Th look of the olde world is one of tradition, captured so well!

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  6. A lovely shot, Gina. It's easy to see why your mother returned to her homeland.

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  7. This is spectacular! Stunning in black and white! It must be the day for cemetary shots as I've seen a few so far during my shadow shot blog hopping. Very cool! Hope you have a great week!

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  8. Very very nice shot! Shadows upon shadows. I posted late, (USA time, sorry to our friends in OZ)

    Peace.

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  9. The archway adds a lovely dimension to this very atmospheric shot.

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  10. P.S..(your initials)..... Love the framing of this photo. Photos taken in a cemetery are always so beautiful, but quickly fade to melancholy recalling the purpose of place.

    P.S. (post script)....I don't usually "solicit" visits but you will like my Saturday as well as my Sunday photos! The remind me of something you would photograph.

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  11. so beautiful!
    your composition is flawless

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  12. Thanks everyone. My great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and my father are all buried here. It's a solemn place but also a very tranquil place and I actually look forward to visiting when I go to Portugal. Otherwise, I am not much into honoring the dead through monuments. I myself prefer to be cremated.

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  13. The photograph is beautifully composed and there's quiet calm imbuing the soft shadows. i like it a lot.

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  14. GREAT shot. Ralph made an interesting observation about the dichotomoy that the light and dark could represent.

    I remember our recent trip to this very site...So special that place is.

    -UM

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