September 24, 2010

sad angel on a bench in Colma


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photo by Donald Kinney

This is the shot I used yesterday on Emma Tree for the challenge of illustrating six simple words; "just sit there and look pretty".
It was interesting seeing what the others came up with.

Location is the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Colma, a tiny town where the dead outnumber the living by a vast majority. You see, in 1923 a law was passed prohibiting burials within the city limits of San Francisco, and further required that all graves be dug up and moved to Colma, just south of the City. It must have been a monumental and rather ghoulish project.



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photo by Donald Kinney

I'd give her a penny for her thoughts...



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So realistic that she just might giggle if I tickle her toes...



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The sculptor is nameless, but obviously had a great deal of skill to turn marble into the lines of a flowing garment.   I am in awe.



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4 comments:

Berit's fotoblogg. said...

Beautiful angel:)

Müge said...

The angel is certainly beautiful but you photographed it from a perfect angle and created a very impressive portrait! The first photo is really adorable!

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Ann Marie said...

so calming. i love it. great shots!

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