Monday, January 7, 2013

Tombstone Blues

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If you have been looking at these pages for any length of time, you know I love cemeteries, and you also know I love reflected light. So when I came across this puddle reflection on a tombstone after a rainstorm, I was close to heaven. And funny, the blue sky in the reflection is much closer to the real color than the bits of sky visible through the trees. So much dark surface in this image that the metering caused the real sky to get burned out a bit. This was in the Pantin-Aubervilliers Cemetery, just outside Paris, which at 107 hectares, or 264 acres, is the largest cemetery in France. And for another take on Tombstone Blues... click here. And as it is the weekend, and this is a reflection, let's put it up on Weekend Reflections over at James' place.
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15 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Life - growing both into and from the inside.

louciao said...

Hey, I used to have that album! Just about as scratchy as the one on YouTube, too.

James said...

It's almost like a big screen TV laid on the ground but this is better than TV. I love the way the reflection captures what's cut-off at the top of your photo.

Great song! Here's a song for you that came out around the same time as Dylan's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRWCE4z9r_s

Judy said...

I find cemeteries very beautiful myself. Nice capture!

Genie Robinson said...

The reflections of the trees in the water are beautiful...and the cemetery in the background adds och a lovely touch to the capture. genie

Lorrene said...

I like.

Amanda said...

the light reflected in the water is so saturated it is remarkable. almost makes you think the reality that is reflected is more gripping that the reality that is being reflected!

all the best, owen, for a very happy and healthy 2013.

Steve said...

Now that is very beautiful.

Adam said...

Seems apt to be 'close to heaven' in a cemetery!

Happy new year Owen. Let's meet up again sometime soon this year.

Stickup Artist said...

I immediately thought of the title "The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell" by Aldous Huxley! A startling image indeed.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

WOW!!! Incredible photo! I love this.

Catherine said...

This is a gorgeous image - it looks like a portal to another world - Through the Tombstone? Greetings from Nice and Happy New Year...

Roxana said...

wow, amazing... one of the most gripping cemetery reflections i have ever seen!

warm hugs :-)

The Sagittarian said...

Gorgeous! Reminds me of an image I took here once after a heavy rainstorm and one of the 'bone pads' filled up with water - I made it a black and white photo...must dig it out again! Happy New Year sunshine! xx

The Sagittarian said...

I know I left a comment here yesterday! However, blogger appears to have forgotten.
Anyway, fab pix as usual. Love the refelection. xx