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From the everything old is now new again department...

I've recently discovered the usefulness of "vintage" lenses on modern, mirrorless cameras. These flower photo were taken with a 57-year-old Super-Takumar 1:4 / 50mm, adapted to my trusty Olympus OM-1 (OMD Systems, 2022) camera. This lens falls within the range of the radioactive Super-Takumars, so maybe that helped with the red/amber colors.

Little Brown Leaf

Spend enough time walking around in the woods and you eventually develop a sort of sixth sense about something that doesn't belong. This is especially true for me with colors.

Well, as I was walking along yesterday, I was struck by two brown leaves sticking up in the middle of what was very long dark green grass mixed with various green weeds. It just didn't make sense that a dried up old pair of brown leaves should be sticking up there. Well, it actually turned out to be two ears! One belonged to the little deer you see below, and the other to its sibling. They were just napping by themselves in this mass of greenery, their bodies completely invisible.

As soon as I realized what these leaves really were, the deer saw me and bolted. They stopped and turned to look at me about 50 yards away. I could only photograph one because the other was in shade that was too dark to pull anything out of. The broken tombstone you see is about 2 feet tall, so you can see how small this deer is. They must know that I will not walk inside the fence because there are thousands of people buried there. Some reports are there are as many as 5000 bodies of the dearly departed in this relatively tiny cemetery, many of them in mass graves. The deer don't seem to mind because I have frequently seen and photographed many of them there throughout the years.

The Dance of Life

Sometimes "shooting" a photograph has its similarities with shooting a gun in that you have to be aware of what's downrange past your target. I had hoped that the big gnarly tree behind this actual piece of art, called "The Dance Of Life", would make for a suitable background. Turns out it does! I also think the patina on the inside of the woman's dress, if you squint a little, looks a lot like a shot of the night sky of the variety that you might see in the NASA photo of the day..


This is on the plaque below the the sculpture.

Heaven's Gate

This is the gate to a very old cemetery filled with tormented souls. I walk by it often and recently found it like this.

Requiescat In Pace

Rest In Peace - At Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum in Louisville, KY

Memorial Day

A day to remember those who gave all they have, and all they will EVER have, so that you and I could be free.

The Tingley Fountain

This is the top portion of the Tingley Fountain at Cave Hill Cemetery. I think this is the first time I've seen it with the water turned on. The kids underneath this lady freak me out a little so I tend to concentrate on just the lady.

Duck

When I look at this duck, I can't help thinking he would look good as a postage stamp.

Father Can You Hear Me?

There was just a touch of color left on a tree in the cemetery. Kind of gives the background a Christmas ornamental feel.

"You can see a lot by just looking."


~Yogi Berra

Bump On Head Due To Quack-Up?

Can't figure out if this duck wasn't wearing his crash helmet the last time he had a bad landing or if this is some sort of trendy new hair style.

Fire Leaves

I just liked the fire-like colors of this autumn leaf shot.

Forever Young

Remember me as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you will be
Prepare for death and follow me

~Common Epitaph

 

Be Afraid!

"Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees,
'Tonight is Halloween!'"

~Dexter Kozen

Magnolia

"Sugar magnolia, blossoms blooming, head's all empty and I don't care..."
~Grateful Dead

Memorial Day - 2010

"I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day.  I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.  We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did."  ~Benjamin Harrison