July 20, 2006

monu-mental


As I walked up the steps and approached the monument, my ears were greeted by the sounds of sprouting water. That was what was different. When I was last here, it was just a plain tarmac. Now, the monument was on an island surrounded by fountains. On both sides, curved corridors that led to the monument itself but in front of me was this. No tourists in sight. I was alone and it was all mine to enjoy. Immediately, the clicking began.

tomorrow: the faces of sacrifice

22 Comments:

Blogger Rafleesia said...

Like what you did to the colour of the water...

10:01 AM  
Blogger Nancee said...

Edwin: It's a marvelous majestic photo.

11:53 AM  
Blogger mamyke & KrE said...

Lovely photo and fantastic colors!!

3:39 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Very wow photo. I like the blue color of the water.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Is that the true colour of the fountain, very blue.

Suby

4:18 PM  
Blogger selana18 said...

Sometimes I touch my camera without any thought , exactly
is thatat you mean , when you said : Immediately, the clicking began .Great shot! The colours and the clouds are super!

This place it would be
fantastic for a night shot too ...

4:40 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Wow, what a great colour of water.
I hope it's not too hot for you to have a splash in one of the fountains, although it looks inviting :)

5:03 PM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

What a find! Selana has an idea,with the night shot, or last light. Either the sky will be darker, orthere'll be a sunset in view, which'llhave an effect on the colour of the water. Are those water-lilies real Edwin? They look like stone, strange!
Statue reminded me of the Monument to Iwo Jima in Arlington Cemetery,Virgina. So powerful it chilled me to the bone on a warm June day.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

i remember being there but don't remember those metallic (?) lotus......

8:32 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Candice and Suby, I did nothing to the colour. The blue of the water is accentuated by the polarizer filter I used.

Selana and Nowhere: I would love to go back in the evening or night but I think it's closed to the public then. I'll go have a look though.

Lisi: yeah I know. The last time I was there, there wasn't water or steel lilies. Recently renovated. And you know me and lilies/lotus ;)

You don't know how much I wanted to jump in Jazzy! It was such a hot day. But I got quite close though. You'll soon see.

Again, thanks for popping by everyone.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Ame said...

Isn't that an awesome feeling--to be all alone with your subject? I love that!

Great series Edwin...I can tell you're an artist thru and thru...and that you really become one with your shots...

By the way, you cracked me up with your "damned cantik" comment!

Hingga besok back at ya!

;-)

11:00 PM  
Blogger twistedzero said...

Very nice shot. It reminded me of a Bonifacio's monument back home.

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

i absolutely love the blue water, WOW

12:01 AM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

A picture with passion Edwin - nice one!

2:04 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Great picture. I like the way you write too.

2:07 AM  
Blogger Zebigleb said...

Once again ! Nice shot
The blue water is almost surrealist
Have a nice day !

4:19 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

I am still getting the same feeling of the previous shot, an intense sense of calmness, you know, sort of end of the tunnel experience with light included, that intense white light, and then the water the sprinkling water and silence, the "sound of silence". As zebigleb points out, surrealist. But I still can tell what is it that makes me think of all that, it is something about the place.

4:29 AM  
Blogger Juggerpix said...

Yep, I'll chime in about the amazing blue of the water. I can imagine that shocking blue would be different from a gray tarmac. Seems to make the statue not so cold and lifeless. Fantastic shot!

4:30 AM  
Blogger √čarithranduil said...

Memories of all times...

5:10 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, what a blue. Do they put some color into the water?

6:11 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

They tiles were a remarkable blue! That made the water this surreal.

Thanks guys. Thank you.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

This is so cool! I think i want to jump in! Again, great shot Edwin!

12:26 PM  

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