Montparnasse I

By woolybill1
The first of a short series of observations made in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 8:23AM
Interesting shot Bill, great composition, to me it looks like the flower is kissing and hugging the stone, but that could just be me with a lack of caffeine Smile


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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 8:24AM
Poignant image.
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 9:38AM
The tones in this image seem to convey a sense of memories lon gone. The faded almost dessicated rose is a photographers dream, superbly shot.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
16 May 2011 10:10AM

Quote:Poignant image.

My thoughts too. - gary
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 May 2011 11:37AM
Must be the ''grottiest'' flower I have seen on site Bill !!
While it is nice to see them in full bloom and full colour,
I feel the ''grotty' ones are sadly neglected as uploads here.
They won't grace the cover of Gardeners Weekly,but as a study
in texture and lighting,there is a place for them here I feel !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 May 2011 1:54PM
Lovely how the ivy has grown over the granite and the dried rose does look like its kissing the stone Hugh. There's some interesting shadows in this too............Sandy
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 1:58PM
The wilted flower gives a sense of loss. A thoughtful image Bill.
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 2:01PM
Excellent use of dof, drawing the viewer into the shot.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 2:22PM
Beautifully sad.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
16 May 2011 3:11PM
A well composed poignant image Bill.

Best Matt
LexEquine 12 19 United States
16 May 2011 3:31PM
'Agree with Sandra's opine.' Superb DOF enhances 'the image thrust of the photograph, & smoothly captures the 'perusal of the Eye.' Elegant & artistic shot.

Ciao...Peter Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 May 2011 4:05PM

Quote:...looks like the flower is kissing and hugging the stone...
That's what I thought when I first looked at it! Grin It does convey more a sense of loss than a fresh flower would.
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
16 May 2011 4:20PM
Those particular flowers are an added bonus Bill...... Right place..right day.
16 May 2011 6:06PM
Yet another nicely composed picture Bill.

John Smile
16 May 2011 6:55PM
The decaying flower adds to the poignancy of the image Bill, amazing angle,
beautifully done,
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 7:12PM
Wow! A GEA! a big thank you to answersonapostcard.
wyatturp 12 2 England
16 May 2011 8:08PM
Past with the past , well done Bill
imagio 11 12 1 England
16 May 2011 8:16PM
decay with the decayed Bill, excellent

RobinF 11 83 1 England
16 May 2011 8:53PM
Beautifully produced image Bill, perfect composition and technically 'spot on'.
kind regards,
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
16 May 2011 8:56PM
Powerfull stuff Bill.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 10:24PM
Awwwww, love this.
EVERYTHING IS TRANSIENT.....................
LexEquine 12 19 United States
16 May 2011 11:49PM
"Congratulations, Bill, on your 'well-deserved GEA' ." "Life is always 'in continual Flux,' & Our Photographs,...'capture only a Moment In Time'."

Regards...Peter Wink
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 9:02PM
Congratulations - a well deserved award Bill Smile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
18 May 2011 7:53PM
strong.....beautiful composed
Suehh 11 39 6 England
19 May 2011 7:07PM
Beautifully smooth granite and crisp dry petals and leaves - a wonderful contrast
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
24 May 2011 9:46PM
so sad and so beautiful

agingrocker 9 15 1
1 Jun 2011 6:14PM
Very poignant
xwang 9 56 8
2 Jun 2011 3:40PM
Beautiful image with strong emtional impact...excellent.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
11 Jun 2011 5:21AM
fantasctic image!
30 Jul 2011 12:53PM
A beautifully simple tribute to the departed Bill, and you're image does that tribute proud too. Why I've never commented onthis image I'll never know, but better late than never my friend, I'm sorry for the omission.

Roly 11 Wales
28 Aug 2011 9:02PM
Well spotted and taken Bill.
MickS 13 23 14 England
28 Aug 2011 9:49PM
Excellent stuff, Bill, love the composition.
17 Sep 2011 10:34PM
The composition is delightful.
Regards, Oleg.
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
23 Nov 2011 7:40PM
A well earned award Bill.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
27 Nov 2011 10:50AM
Very though provoking, super image Bill x
I actually do like this too !

I like the rose is pointing down; I "like" it as a dead rose! I "like" the message of sadness that the whole scene evoques. The contrast between the gray stone and the green leafs ... again, just helps so much to send the message accross !

This is not about composition, it is not about the message, only! This is about the whole!
Sad message; great photograph!
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2012 11:56PM
well put together bill---i might of lost the shadow in top left corner?
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
29 Apr 2012 10:57AM
Quite a poignant image Bill that has been well taken.


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