Monday, October 06, 2008

Monochrome Monday #1: Quittin' Time


"End of a Long Shift I"
Bethlehem, PA - November 2005 (Click to embiggen)


"End of a Long Shift II"
Bethlehem, PA - November 2005 (Click to embiggen)


Not too much to be said here. I didn't know any of the dearly departed. Fact is, this was my first -- and so far only -- visit to Bethlehem, PA. This little churchyard cemetery was in the mill town section of the city, and is probably inhabited by those who kept Bethlehem Steel running for decades. The monuments here are monuments to all the unknown laborers who have lived and died keeping the wheels of American commerce greased. Shift's over fellas... Rest in Peace.
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20 comments:

Mimi Lenox said...

I love old graveyards. Did you know that Bloggingham Castle is haunted?

Doctor Err said...

ya know... while that's a cool picture, its what you named it that moved me.
nice work.

Dianne said...

I love old graveyards too! Both of these shots are lovely. The bottom one for the amazing light and the top for the lack of light.

Daryl said...

What Dianne said .. really ..

:-Daryl

Aileni said...

I have to agree with Dianne also. You have got off to a really moody start. Excellent point you make in the prose.

Catherine said...

Cimeteries is an interesting subject for B&W shots.
That's really perfect for Monochrome M. For a first post, it's a great success!

Carver said...

I like the shots of old graveyards a lot. You did a great job with these.

magiceye said...

aptly sombre in monochrome...

Catherine said...

Yes, Mojo, you're right. That was so evident for me (as I took the picture), I didn't explain what was my Monochrome.
In fact, it was that. So sorry. Thanks to ask.

Catherine said...

Well the link doesn't works. It was a palm tree leaf.
I posted below the picture.

Lex Valentine said...

Gorgeous! There's just something about old cemeteries that cameras love. Awesome! Oh, and the Blue Monday was beautiful too!

CrazyCath said...

Great shot. A lot of us seem to be doing "mood" shots. Or maybe the mood I am in means I am picking up on the emotion in shots...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

graveyards are perfect monochrome shots

Nydia said...

Loved the photos, perfect for October! Thanks for your sweet words on my B&W post!

Kisses from Nydia.

leslie said...

I may be weird, but I think it's interesting to wander around old cemeteries. I read the headstones and wonder what kind of life the person had. Great shots. :D

B. Roan said...

Death in black & white. Adds credence to the theory that some go walking after dark. BJ

splummer said...

Hi!
Great shots! There are lots of info in old cemetery's. We have one where I live that have some Civil War soldiers buried there. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Liz said...

I love old cemeteries and those are great photos.

JC said...

Wonderful work, indeed! Amen to that... rip.

Dragonstar said...

Sorry I'm so late visiting - life has been hectic this week!

I like both these, but I think the second one is my favourite - I think it's the tree that makes it for me.