Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Something's Missing

When I was walking around Lambertville New Jersey this Catholic school wall caught my eye, and I thought it might look interesting in sepia.

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33 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Half a statue is better than...
Great background and the statue is probably most impressive this way, incomplete.

Cezar and Léia said...

Okay, only half statue missing, head and heart still in place, that should do it...
God bless you!
Cezar

Annie said...

Wow. I sure would like to know the story of this statue.

Vita Stunder said...

Extraordinary James!

You keep amazing me - gorgeous shot!
Anna

cieldequimper said...

It looks ghostly.

Leora said...

All those little towns around the Delaware River are wonderful - Lambertville, Washington Crossing, New Hope. Both the PA and the NJ sides are fun to visit and take photos.

I wonder when and how the statue cracked.

Artlover said...

Very good choice to the subject. I like this. Gorgeous.

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Marice said...

wow nice one! its really catchy :)

Thom said...

It looks eerie to me. :)

Sunny said...

It's lovely in a kind of creepy way.

m_m said...

This photo is so touching...

Ralph said...

The stonework does not seem so imposing in the softening sepia. The madonna is soft as well, the monochrome makes a grand ediface see more comfortable...

ellievellie said...

Is that the lady from Colombia Pictures? mixed with stones and missing her pretty head?

Sistertex said...

Oh..look at that! Great shot! It is very surreal! Matter-of-fact as I look at it, it almost looks like she is stepping out of the wall behind her and is only half way out. Very cool!

Cheryl /Ashton said...

When I first saw the photo I had the impression that the statue was stepping out from the wall! It certainly is unique.

Yoork said...

Ah! Freaky! I didn't even notice until I read the title twice! It was like an optical illusion.

Gypsy Lala said...

Cool

Guy D said...

half a statue, wow is that ever a unique shot. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Ackworth born said...

A well captured piece of art - great.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting photo, James. It looks surreal! Hmmmm.

Greyscale Territory said...

Strange and fascinating piece of art! The elongation reminds me of Modigliani's elongated figures! In fact, I wonder whether this "half look" was done deliberately!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful shot. She seems to be emerging from the wall. The sepia creates an ethereal effect.

Life With Dogs said...

Tremendous shot - I just spent a minute staring!

Tricia said...

You're absolutely right, too. It looks great in sepia, but what's happened to her side?

Jew Wishes said...

I like the light and contrasts of tones and textures.

kaye said...

looks like you caught the best part of her.

Heidi said...

I have to admit the missing arm is a little disturbing. But it did turn out rather nice in sepia.
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Ebie said...

Now I am curious...could it be just your angle shot? I like the textures of the stone and great in sepia. Nice one James.
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@nemonen said...

I love the picture.It is so beautiful in sepia.
Ha en bra dag.

*starlee* said...

It is really eye-catching! Nice picture!^^

chrome3d said...

Half a statue makes a complete photo.

Bim said...

Great shot - it looks like 'The white lady appearing through the wall'

Malyss said...

fantastic gothic shot!It seems she is going outside of the wall...