On this day:
1609 – Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
1743 – Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3-foot (0.91 m)-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.
1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
…and a whole lot more!
I am loving what you are doing with textures. They make such wonderful almost-abstracts—in my humble opinion.
Anita Jesse Fine Art Prints http://www.anitajesse.com http://Www.anitajesse.blogspot
Thanks, Anita. Good to hear from you. I shot some headstones the week I received the D600 to see what it could do with all the detail in the stone. I’m very pleased with the way the camera performs and I like these shots, too.
I really like this as well – those little patches of red and almost-blue lichen look a lot like trees in an aerial shot, and the eroded grooves in the stone are a lot like glacial striae on a bedrock landscape. That guy must have been one important dude to have is name carved into the landscape, Rushmore sized.
Thanks, ehpem. This headstone was in a very small and remote cemetery and the most recent stone was about 80 years old as far as I could tell. It didn’t appear to be well tended when I first found it but when I returned about a month later the grass was cut and the it looked very nice. You’d have to be looking for it to find it though, it’s so well hidden.
Sounds like a lovely place to visit. Quiet.
I had the same reaction as the first commenter, that this memento of someone’s life is so abstract.
Sometimes untended cemeteries can be the best. In around the year 2000 I found an old cemetery in which wildflowers had sprung up on the many of the graves and around many of the tombstones. It was wonderful, but since then the cemetery has been mowed and has no charm.
I agree, Steve. There was a lot more charm when I first so this cemetery. On my return visit, the grass was cut but there hasn’t been any attempt to right the fallen stones so I think the level of maintenance is minimal.