Our Lives in Stasis

POD: Street memorial

This is one of my few shots at color splash, it took a little while using Photoshop but I think it came out decent.  I was able to grab this scene from the curb of Princess St. in York, Pa where i’m assuming someone was tragically murdered.  The city has been littered with these candle memorials for awhile now.  Honestly I think it’s pretty decent that the city doesn’t pick them up and toss them like traditional litter.  At least some respect is shown to the ones who lost their lives.


5 responses

  1. This is a beautiful use of color, giving it a sort of haunting quality, particularly given the subject matter. (By the way, I think these memorials sometimes represent untimely deaths in general, and could include more mundane things like traffic fatalities. Still, the memorials are no less significant to the grieving.)

    November 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    • I agree 100% with you, 100%.

      November 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm

  2. The wax splash came out nicely — and the black & white background gives the photo a certain quietness.


    November 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

  3. Thank you very much Mel!

    November 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

  4. The selective colour certainly does make the subject pop, well done on the PP!

    November 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

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