Monday, June 12, 2006

The visitor

After photographing the sunrise at Cave Point (yesterday’s post), my wife and I headed up the road toward Baileys Harbor, one of several small towns on the Lake Michigan side of the Door county peninsula. Along the way I noticed a small cemetery set into the woods illuminated by the warm light of the early morning sun.

I stopped and took several shots with the sun at my back, working hard to keep my shadow out of the picture. I finally gave up and made my shadow a part of the composition.

For a short time, I am just a shadow on this earth. This particular morning, I saw the present and a bit of my future. For me and others who hold onto the hope of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, life doesn’t end at the grave.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

thatsteveguy said...

Excellent perspective Jim.

otilius said...

good one...it's nice to see good exposures in your shots...

James said...

Steve, thanks. It's the combination of endings and beginnings that draws me to photograph cemetaries. More to come in the next day or so.

otilius, thanks for noticing the exposures. It's something I've worked pretty hard at over the last few years. I actually use my own simplified version of Ansel Adams' zone system to determine exposure times.

lisa-marie said...

I really enjoy your photographs; they are beautiful and interesting, and always seem to tell a story.