Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Arch Series

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I really, really need to go shoot some new Arch material. No fresh ideas at all, just need to get my rear over there and look. So, down to the archives again. This one was shot last May. It's not bad and has never used it on the blog.

There are corridors of trees leading up to the monument with what look like vaulted ceilings. They are a certain kind of ash tree and there is a parasite heading this way that's going to kill them all. The National Parks Service is trying to decide whether to tear them out now or wait until they are attacked, as well as debating what to replace them with. This is happening at the same time as the development of sweeping changes in the plan of the Arch grounds. I will document how it unfolds.


Back to Artica tomorrow.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe b&w, on dirait un obélisque

cieldequimper said...

Yes of course Olivier and his obélisque got there before I did with my obelisk. Sad about the trees. All the chestnuts in Paris are sick, which is why they turn brown in August. Not dying though.

lewi14 said...

Great shot and wonderful b&w-photo.

nathalie said...

The quality of the trees and grass come out with delightful sweetness here - the perspective to the arch is great. I'm glad that lack of material forced you to go through your archives.

As for the trees - our plane trees here in Provence are sick and dying too. I wonder if things have always been so and our forefathers also had to deal with that sort of problem or whether somehow globalization is responsible for this, our trees being exposed to bugs and diseases they weren't exposed to before ?

Bibi said...

Could have almost fooled me....looks a bit like the Washington Monument! I admire your creative arch shots.

brattcat said...

Looking forward to updates on developments. This is a fine image. So glad you dug it out of your archives.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I like the way it glows among the trees. I feel like Dorothy spying the Emerald City.

Virginia said...

OH I have always loved the Washington Monument. I think it's one of DC's most wonderful places to visit. You captured it perfectly B. Ohhhhh, well......... I thought.......ummmm ......pardon s'il vous plait.
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Tuga7 said...

Nice work, cool BW!

T. Becque said...

Fantastic! I'm amazed at all the wonderful angles you photograph this site.