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An explanation of yesterday’s upload. I’ve been fascinated by this little memorial since I saw Rende’s pictures of it a while ago, and desperately wanted to see it for myself. We visited the cemetery in early evening, with the most beautiful low sunlight filtering through the trees. I was nonplussed at first as to how to approach the subject as our host has made it very much his own. I hope I have done it justice.
A farmer died tragically in an accident. His family commissioned this little sculpture for his grave - the whole family are cut out in silhouette from a steel disc, and rise up together in a circle (yesterday’s upload was one of the empty outlines left in the base).
Reunited in dance? Giving praise? Reaching towards the light? (V1 is the shadowy side, V2 the sunlit side - look at the difference!) The doctrine of the resurrection of the body? Positive rising above negative? You decide.
Tomorrow, some different graveside uploads.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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Title:Homage 2
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:11 May 2010 - 7:49 AM
Tags:Specialist / abstract
Votes:68
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 7:50 AM

Davey_griffo was the nearest by the way. He has a good pair of eyes.
Quote: I thought it was one of those Scooby-Doo moments, where someone dashes through something solid (a door or a wall) & leaves a person shaped hole in it.

Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 11 May 2010 - 7:52 AM
CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:14 AM

Two fantastic images, Moira, and a very interesting story to it. Carol

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:18 AM

Shows how much I know, I was miles off! What a lovely idea, the family are close by to their loved one all the time. Sensitive captures of this beautiful and unusual grave sculpture.
Barbara

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:18 AM

Hi Moira, you've captured them beautifully; the light in V2 is gorgeous. I've posted the image where you're shooting these and provided a link to these images. (and it works! Wink )
Rende

Last Modified By Rende at 11 May 2010 - 8:19 AM
baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:25 AM

Just seen Rende's upload, the sculpture is much smaller than I had envisaged. Funny how scale is so tricky sometimes. Great to see you in action too!
Barbara

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:36 AM

Tricky things, cutouts. Idiosyncratic even. Very well done.
jon

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:45 AM

Rende's upload is here. Reciprocal linking, the forums would have a collective fit...
Thanks everyone, glad to have erercised a few brains yesterday.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 11 May 2010 - 8:46 AM
danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:46 AM

Yes I was spot on with my guess.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:49 AM

Danny -
Quote: You tease........

Moira

gingerdelight
11 May 2010 - 9:14 AM

What a super tribute, albeit very moving. Your shots have done it justice Moira, you have captured the light superbly in both versions.
Carol

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 9:47 AM

Well observed and recorded. Very interesting background info.

Albert

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 9:56 AM

Real;ly interesting to see the way other people do things
What a celebration your image in V1 suggests.. And I am sure that is how it was meant

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 10:18 AM

Good photography Moira especially in conjunction with yesterdays Image.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 10:33 AM

Excellent capture Moira, what a beautiful idea and beautifully taken by yourself.

Hugh

TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
11 May 2010 - 11:18 AM

Love the interplay of shapes and light in this. Nice depth.

Tel*

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

Nicely done Moira, this little staue has some huge beauty for something so small, a great tribute to the person who lies here.

Dougie

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 11:59 AM

I remember this from Rende's portfolio. Such a touching memorial and you have presented it so well, especially v2. A remarkable work.

NobbytheNobster
11 May 2010 - 12:00 PM

Very good images and an excellent piece of art.
Ricky.

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 12:33 PM

Works well Moira, both..

Bernie

tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 12:50 PM

Yes, I see it now! This works so well. Difficult to get a sense of scale. This is so unusual Moira! An excellent capture at the perfect time of day.
Tony

Last Modified By tony64 at 11 May 2010 - 12:51 PM
mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 1:14 PM

I am sure Rende posted some pics with just the shadow of the hand and a leaf.Must have a check on that !! Surprised to see how small the sculpture is.Think I prefer them from the sunlit side.More in the spotlight !!
Good shots Moira.
Mick.

Silverzone
11 May 2010 - 1:17 PM

A lovely uplifting image. To me it sybolises The overcoming of death and lifes bonds united in love. Sylvia

Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 664 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
11 May 2010 - 1:19 PM

Superb capture Moira.

NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 2:56 PM

I find this very moving. Very nicely done.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 2:59 PM

So now we know. It is so sad but in a loving way. Their meaning could be any or all of your thoughts. You've done it justice Moira, beautifully............Sandy

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 3:20 PM

Two great images and a fantastic story.
Bob

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 4:04 PM

Just got home to a lovely surprise - thanks to everyone, and particularly to NevP for his award. That puts me in some very distinguished company.
Moira

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 4:51 PM

Moving image and commentary. The light in v1 - beautifully captured.
Anne

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 5:40 PM

interesting story, I viewed Rendes photo and see how small this sculpture really is - you have done a great job here Moira

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 5:42 PM

Bet you felt it in the knees taking these Moira Smile

John Smile

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 5:43 PM

The knees, the elbows, the backside, John...
Cheers everyone, I guess I'd better get dinner ready or I'll have a mutiny on my hands.
Moira

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
11 May 2010 - 7:09 PM

cleverly done !

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 7:30 PM

I did see Rende's upolad today, I would never have guessed.

Robert

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 8:17 PM

Hiya Moira,

Just arrived from yesterday,,,How brilliant are these and tiny just had at your link to Rende's.I was expecting them to be bigger,
Great study,

Aidan,,

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
11 May 2010 - 8:49 PM

What an unusual memorial.Fantastic idea and very well captured Moira.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2010 - 3:17 AM

Interesting story complimented by 2 lovely pics with nice lighting and shapes Moira.

regards
Yung

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2010 - 8:56 AM

a wonderful upload - a tragic story and a wonderful and thought provoking memorial. Thank you for sharing this set Smile

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2010 - 9:00 AM

the interplay of shapes and light in this works so good!!!!

excellent work

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2010 - 6:39 PM

Two terrific images Moira, you've captured this sculpture so well

Adderwatcher
12 May 2010 - 6:55 PM

This is excellent and such a nice thing to do in remembrance. Great captures.
Scott

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2010 - 6:37 AM

A wonderful uprising . So much happier than the Victorian Angels. I would like something like this on my grave Smile xxx

jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

V1 for me Moira...fab shot..Jools

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