Monday, June 19, 2006

Monday Photo Shoot: Still Life

The topic for Scalzi's Monday Photo Shoot this week is Still Life:

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a snap of something in a "still life" mode. It doesn't have to be a bowl of fruit, mind you (although there's nothing wrong with a bowl of fruit, if that's your thing.) But something that you can get contemplative about would be nice. Also, it doesn't move unless you go and pick it up.



This is the Dyer family cemetery. It is located in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (the Chickamauga battlefield.) The Dyers were a family that lived on the site at the time of the battle. The cemetery is located on a main trail that circles the perimeter of the park, and I wonder how many of the people who pass it recognize it for what it is. All the headstones are what you see, just standing rocks. Some have writing on them that has been eroded away by time and the elements. Still? Yes. Contemplative? Definitely.

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2 Comments:

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Carly said...

Wow! I'm not sure what to say. I would like to see this spot some day...poignant, and yes it does make one stop and consider. Excellent.

 
At 3:51 AM, Blogger Wil said...

As you suggest, I'd probably walk by without sussing out the significance of the stones...

Thanks for sharing that photo.

 

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