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May 18, 2010 – Beneath the Old Rugged Cross

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May 18, 2010

Sorry. I had this ready last night but didn’t actually publish it until today. Must have been a brain freeze!

I never know what to think of this building. I pass it every day on way home from work and still I am not sure.  It is abandoned and in ruins.  There is no sign of life nor has there been that I can recall.  And yet there is a prominent cross front and center….a cross that seems to be the most vibrant part of the weathered decay.  I never know whether to rejoice that this edifice once housed a church of some sort and that victory lives on – as does the cross – or whether to feel sorrow for a church long forgotten.  There does not seem at all that the cross is acting as a symbol of rebirth among the rubble for clearly there is no emergence of vitality.  And yet, this is just the place to display the symbol of the forgiveness…that in our sinful lives, God still reigns and has claimed victory.

I don’t know.  Maybe, too,on Sunday mornings, there is a small gathering that uses this place to gather at the foot of the cross.  But for me, I choose to simply let it remind me to rejoice His hope and promise in a crumbling world.

ON an other note to self, pay attention to composition.  The lines and focus of the main points of interest lead the eye away, out of the picture.  I need to frame the shots better.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/320 | ISO100

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April 28, 2010 – Rundown

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April 28, 2010

I often find myself fascinated with the character of run down and abandoned buildings. I suppose that, despite the neglect of their upkeep, each one has a story to tell, a youth that once carried vibrancy and purpose.  Now, it holds the memories…a monument that reminds us all that the past existed and we are connected along a continuum to those who have gone before us.

How is that for poetic ponderings.

I don’t know…maybe I ought to make “Weathered Buildings” my theme for the week. What do you think?

This building actually is in use as a Masonic Lodge, I think.  At least that is the case according to the logo tattooed to the other side of the edifice.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f9.0 | 1/250 | ISO100

March 11, 2010 – Rhythm

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March 11, 2010

Today’s little experiment: RHYTHM …or PATTERN ….er, or RHYTHM.

Which brings up an interesting thought: Can you have rhythm without a pattern?  Can you have pattern without a rhythm?  Any of you musicians out there have an answer to this mini-puzzler?

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100

February 16, 2010

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February 16, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/640 | ISO100