Sunday, November 29, 2009

In Memory


Benches in the Sculpture Garden of the Birmingham Museum of Art

I'm joining Aileni's ever growing gang of photographers at Monochrome Weekend. What an inspiration they are for me.


DON'T FORGET.....
The Yale University Gallery's American art exhibit "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" at the BMA.

25 comments:

Paula said...

I'm glad you took the leap. I think this is outstanding. And I think now that along with a monument on my grave I'm going to have a bench like this put it to give people a place to rest and reflect. Beautiful choice for today.

Bibi said...

I agree that this is a touching photo. I see benches often that were put there 'in memory of.'

Julie said...

Sensuous flowing curves, gorgeous dappled light, strong sharp shadows.

Beautiful, V. Just beautiful.

Jilly said...

I love the idea of a bench or chair as sculpture and also a memorial. My dog Milou has a bench engraved in his memory on a promenade across the valley from my house - hardly a sculpture - just rather rustic.

Tash said...

Outstanding. Well, V. you've mastered another type of photography. I love everything about this, the curved lines, the shadow, the lighing, and the poignant dedication.

brattcat said...

I echo Julie's comment entirely. This is an incredibly sensitive, sensuous shot.

Jacob said...

Nicely done, V. Great light and I especially like the way the curves iron of the bench become straight line shadows.

Thérèse said...

Joe Minter seems to have such an imagination...
and the exhibit of American Art seems to be so interesting!
Of course I don't forget your own picture with such an interaction of light and shadow and meaning.

Stephen Chapman... said...

As that you are into photography, I thought that you may be interested in a monthly blog posting called “5 on the fifth” where You can either take 5 random pictures of anything that happens to you on the 5th of November (or the days leading up to it) or perhaps go for my suggested theme.

Just post your pictures on your own blog and then post a comment on MY blog with your name, location and link to your site – I then update the entry so the world has your link. Remember to mention my blog on your own blog so that your visitors get to see the other contributions.

Interested?

Here’s a link to my blog:

http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/

and a link to the “5 on the fifth” entries:

http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/search/label/5%20on%20the%20fifth

Aileni said...

An attractive design - memorable in its own right.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shot !! Shadow is fantastic !!Unseen Rajasthan

altadenahiker said...

A wonderful way to be remembered.

Gunn White said...

Superb!!

bitingmidge said...

I've been away for far too long!

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Char said...

beautiful long shadows

awarewriter said...

Your welcome photo is outstanding. The shadows are the finishing touch on a fine B&W photo.

Lene said...

Perfedt motif for monochrome. And wonderful shadows to :)

Sistertex said...

Really love the bench and the shadow is such a nice contrast. Nice catch!

Harriet said...

Beautifully done photo. Another great capture by Virginia. And another reason to make us all want to visit Birmingham.

Virginia said...

I hope my photographs make you all want to visit my hometown. Thank you all for your kind comments and support as I try new things and keep learning!!

Petrea said...

I like your choice of B&W for this one. A sharp shot.

slim said...

What a beautiful memorial bench and great debut entry to MM. There is lots of interest for my eye in this one.

Bergson said...

a great balck and white shot

Ken Mac said...

absolutely love this

Daryl said...

Superb .. so you decided to go with this one .. I am glad