Contemplating boy

Contemplating boy
Fujifilm Velvia (expired 8-2006)

Inside Crown Hill Cemetery, as you go up what turns out to be the highest hill in Indianapolis, you find the graves of some of our city’s most prominent and wealthy citizens. The markers can be elaborate, sometimes even gaudy.

This statue of a kneeling boy sits on a concrete bench marked “Home Sweet Home.” No name is given. It’s unusual for this part of the cemetery. I’ve always wondered this statue’s story.

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7 responses to “single frame: Contemplating boy”

  1. Mike Connealy Avatar

    Well done. Just the right contrast, tonalities, resolution and depth of focus to bring out the essential characteristics of the subject. Of course, the intense and rather unusual color is what initially grabs attention, but everything in the image works well together.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Why thank you. I tried in Photoshop to dodge the boy’s face a little bit to bring out some details, but they just weren’t in the scan.

  2. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    I like this image. Looks liike the boy is holding something in his hands.

  3. Sam Avatar

    Jim, stunning pic!

  4. Read.Count.Craft Avatar

    Cemeteries have “features”. Usually statues. The features are to dress up the cemetery. I used to work at a cemetery funeral home, so I think that’s what the little boy is. He’s a bit of an uncommon one, beautiful color.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oho! Aha! Thank you so much for explaining this little guy! He makes total sense now.

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