Monday, January 28, 2013
Here we have an admittedly impressionistic night photo of the Heinz Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. The framing of the bare tree limbs give the shot a moodiness that I like.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
This is a black and white photo of the First Torii at Naiku, the Inner Shrine of the Ise Grand Shrine complex in Ise, Japan. This is on the path to the Shoden, or inner sanctum, of the shrine. Off to the right is access to the sacred Suzuki River, where pilgrims can engage in ritual ablutions before proceeding to the Shoden.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
St Tropez, France, is famous for celebrities and glitz, but it is an old port town with a 16th Century citadel and a beautiful cemetery. The cemetery, officially known as Cimetière marin de Saint Tropez, sits nestled next to the ocean, at the bottom of the hill below the citadel.
French cemeteries tend to be ornate by American standards, with large tombstones and lots of decorations, and this one is no exception. The decorations range from devotional plaques and "permanent" flowers, seen above, to home-made decorations as seen below.
There are also some elaborate carvings, like this life-sized relief:
Some graves are quite unique. Below is the marker for the French music producer and record label owner Eddie Barclay.
Here is a view of the cemetery from near the citadel on top of the hill. Both the citadel and the cemetery are worth a visit if you go to St. Tropez.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
5. Grain elevator, Fithian, Illinois
This final post of my top 20 photos of 2012 has numbers five through one. The 2012 year in review posts posted so far can be found here.
4. Thunderstorm, Urbana, Illinois
3. Rural sunset, Champaign County, Illinois
1. Barn by moonlight, Champaign County, Illinois
Have a happy 2013! Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
10. Sign, corn, and clouds (infrared), Champaign County, Illinois
This third post of my top 20 photos of 2012 has numbers 10 through six. All of the 2012 year in review posts can be found here.
9. Tree and field, Winthrop, Iowa
8. A special place (infrared), Champaign County, Illinois
7. Buffalo, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry County, Nebraska
6. Methodist church (infrared), Bondville, Illinois