Sunday, March 20, 2011

Black Cross, Blue Sky


After dinner in Taos I was walking around the plaza when I noticed the evening sky and this cross designed by local artist Ted Egri and placed on the plaza in honor of the many people of Taos who died in the Bataan Death March during World War II. It made me think of "Black Cross New Mexico," one of my favorite paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

37 comments:

Marty said...

what a beautiful sky and light !
nice shot Randy ! wish you a
nice sunday too !

Traveling Hawk said...

Very suggestive and it really resembles the painting!

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Kathy said...

Beautiful post, Randy. One of my mom's cousins was a survivor of Bataan, although he was crippled for life as a result.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Madre mía con las cruces... que miedo.

Saludos y un abrazo.
Buen domingo.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I like this a lot, Randy! Great night shot. Beautiful silhouette against that gorgeous sky!

Leena said...

Georgia O´Keeffe and the museum was one of the reasons why I wanted to visit Santa Fe in 2008. I love the bone paintings by O´Keeffe and the photos of Georgia`s hands by Stieglitz
http://vivereest.blogspot.com/2010/10/kaunista-on-is-beautiful.html

Have a nice Sunday, Randy

Alan O'Riordan said...

That's an awesome shot, Randy. Really like it.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful sky. Thanks Randy.

becky said...

I LOVE this shot! Very intriguing! Thanks also for the link... I had not seen that particular O'keefe before... very cool.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A beautiful, poignant Sunday post, Randy... well shot!

Bises,
G

texwisgirl said...

Stunning shot.

Birdman said...

I like the dark shadowing here.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Lovely sky. I had never heard of the Bataan Death March until now, a fitting tribute

Tiago Braga said...

amazing colours and contrast

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks so much for this beautiful shot, the silhouettes are magnificent, I love the sensation of twilight, some romantic feeling in the air, and in this case PEACE seeing that cross!
Have a nice week ahead dear friend, hugs
Léia

Doug Hickok said...

Excellent mood to this twilight silhouette Randy. I love the atmosphere of this image.

T. Becque said...

Nice colors and silhouette!

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful night time shot.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Great eye, Randy. I always love a sky like this.

VP said...

I like the effect of the silhouetted cross and the branches against the blue sky.

Magpie said...

The tree and cross against the evening sky are just beautiful. I love when life reminds us of art and art reminds us of life.

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, surperbe ce contre-jour sur cette croix

youth_in_asia said...

Really dark tone to this one. I like it, though. Absolutely beautiful.

Eyeliquor 2 said...

The cross and the branches almost seem to be one..
Nice capture Randy :)

Jeroen said...

The light is great!
the cross gives a dimension which I like!

JM said...

The light is fantastic! My favourite part of the day.

RedPat said...

Wonderful imagery! Love it.

Allison said...

Lovely silhouette...

Farmchick said...

Nice seeing the cross in the shadows.

Dawn said...

Lovely backdrop for a monumental piece.
Hope your day was wonderful...and happy new week!

yas said...

Nice composition! The night sky is so good.

Lúcia said...

Fantastic colours Randy!!!
This shot is amazing, love it!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful colors!

cieldequimper said...

I keep missing your posts because Santa Fe DP is stuck with the fenced in horse on the CDP portal.

Yes, I see what you saw here. And it's a gorgeous photo.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Always beautiful with silhouettes in the blue hour ...

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

A beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing the story behind this cross.
Have a nice day.
Greetings,
Berit.