Monday, May 25, 2009

Monchrome Monday

Cannons at Antietam, one of the major battles of the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. and all veterans who have served in the Armed Forces are honored and remembered.

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22 comments:

Hilda said...

A beautiful photo to commemorate and thank your veterans with.

But I have to say that I really hate weapons of all kinds, no matter how artistic they look :(

joo said...

Great photo I love it!
Have a nice week and thanks for a poem you left on my blog. Wow, I'm impressed:)You'r not only great photographer but also a poet!

RuneE said...

You have caught the atmosphere of such a site very well.

Malyss said...

Cannons make beautyful pictures as soon as they become useless..The sepia gives a mood that matches very well with the memory of the American Civil War. (here, we call it the Secession War).
Have a nice week!

Regina said...

Great shot. Nice vintage!

cieldequimper said...

An unusual shot, I like it. Have a good holiday.

Robin said...

Beautiful perspective and depth of field. The mono processing only serves to further enhance what is already a very fine shot.

uncleawang said...

Oh such beautiful sepia color:)
Thanks for the visit.

brattcat said...

Ditto Robin. Really nice work, Clueless.

Martha said...

Great shot! I love clean images like this one. Nice job! :-)

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A strong image of these cannons. Both perspective and b&w works very well here.

Dina ... UK said...

A very suitable uniformed picture to coincide with remembrance...
Great shot.

PERBS said...

Very nice! I like the closeup! We have a couple cannons near the Military Reserve here in town that high school students built as replicas of ones used in our history. I never thought about taking a photo of them from an angle like you did -- thanks!

Happy Memorial Day!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful tribute!
This b & w picture is fabulous, you prepared the right angle for this shot!
By the way, I read your poem that you left in Joo's blog! You have a pure and special talent, so sensitive and delicate!Congratulations! Now...I'm envious because I "want"a poem in my blog too! LOL just kidding!
Have a nice week
God bless you
Léia

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That is a very good shot especially in mono.

Lois said...

This is a wonderful shot for Memorial Day! Thanks!

Jacob said...

How can weapons of death and destruction look so attractive?

This is a very fine photo!

Kate said...

It's an unusual for today since most of the Memorial Day posts have flags or tombstones featured. A welcome change and creative "shot."

2sweetnsaxy said...

Love this shot! It looks like an old photo.

Marie Reed said...

Beautiful! What did you end up doing for Decoration Day?

rh-bilder said...

Now, that`s a great photo. Really beautiful.

very good composition and the picture looked really fine in sephia and framed!

Aileni said...

Don't shoot me ! I forgot you or skipped.
It has been that kind of week/fortnight.