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.

Unknown said...

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

brattcat said...

Ditto Robin. Really nice work, Clueless.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

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

Unknown 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!

Lowell 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?

Ruben Hestholm said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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