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Posted By: jeffkpotter, 11-18-2008, 06:06 PM

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11-18-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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You didn't tell me it was beautiful morning light. Shame. Like them all; the figures have texture, definition and character. Especially like the tombstones and the long shadows.

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11-18-2008, 06:37 PM   #3
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Well done indeed. On my list to photograph a graveyard. I really like the statue.
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I really like the third shot, something about those headstones and shadows and that OOF perimeter really makes the shot work for me. Reminds me of books I have read.

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The light and the sentiment are definitely there. I love the texture a lot.
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Great series!!! I can't pick a favorite. The statue is realy spooky. You went at the right time as far as lighting is conserned. Cemetaries really have some great things to shoot. Last time I was at one I was alone and got spooked by a bird that followed be and just kept sqawking and sqawking. again nice work
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkpotter Quote
[B]Last Saturday I took these pictures in a historic old cemetery in Jefferson Texas. The light was magic. Pentax 12-24.
Nice series. Nice job capturing the mood of the place.

I really like the first one. I have always been interested in the symbolism on headstones. Often a Chain with three links is the symbol of the Odd Fellows... and also of the trinity and faith...

However, I've seen this icon with all kinds of variations on the number of link, so strictly speaking, I think the icon is really the "broken link" icon without actually showing a broken link. In this case, the links refer to family members. Those who are deceased are depicted in the hand of God and those living are down below. In most cases the hand of God is in the act up plucking up another link, presumably of the deceased interred there.

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This symbolism seems inherent in the last stanza of the following popular poem, Author Unknown:

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone,
for part of us went with you
the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one,
the Chain will link again.



woof!
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Number 2 is quite a shot.....very emotional.....love it when the light cooperates which is not very often....

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#1-3, #5 are my favorites. I agree with E S Charlie - very interesting shot that almost shows emotions on the statue. I agree, time to visit a few of them - there is some very interesting things to photograph!

Well done Jeff!

BTW, my wedding ring is a set of intertwined Irish Wolfhounds - "Inseparable":
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They are all good shots but for some reason the 2nd shot really grabs my attention. I just like how the figure is looking right back at you and the 'texture' of the stone. Well done series.
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