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Statue of St. Francis (B&W)



This is the face of a 3-foot St. Francis statue that sits outside our sunroom. It sits over the grave of our deceased budgie, whom we had from the time he was a chick until he died at 7 . My 6-year-old daughter still talks about him. I've also posted a color version; they're almost like two different photos.


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bclapper

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Registered: August 2006
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Date: Fri November 10, 2006
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Amandart
St. Francis is my patron saint, I picked Frances for my Confirmation name because I love animals. I'm glad there are still people around who believe in the saints, it seems the world keeps getting more and more secular all the time. Great shot, thanks for sharing. Smile Amanda
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#1 Fri November 10, 2006 2:32am

bclapper
Thanks, Amanda, for the comments and the very kind rating. I must confess that the statue was my wife's idea, not mine; I'm a bit more secular myself, so the notion might not have occurred to me. However, it's entirely fitting that a statue of Francis of Assisi sit over the grave of a dead bird. Even my daughter, who was four when the bird died, kind of got the symbolism. -Brian
#2 Fri November 10, 2006 2:38am

Amandart
Ha, you think you are, but you did take the picture and you did tell us the story behind it. Wink
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#3 Fri November 10, 2006 2:47am

bclapper
What can I say? I'm a sentimental secularist. Smile
#4 Fri November 10, 2006 2:48am

Jogi
Like the tight crop and the light on the face is just right.This version just edges it for me, but only just.Great shot.
'There is no point pressing the shutter unless you are making some caustic comment on the incongruities of life. That is what photography is all about. It is the only reason for doing it.'......Philip Jones Griffiths

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#5 Fri November 10, 2006 9:06am

bclapper
Thanks, Jogi, for the rating and (especially) the comments. The bright sunny day was nearly perfect for this photo. -Brian
#6 Fri November 10, 2006 12:50pm

jennyscott22
They are both worthy of a 10, but I think I still prefer the colour version, althought this works beautifully too. I love them both
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#7 Fri November 10, 2006 7:58pm

bclapper
Thank you again, Jenny. Smile -Brian
#8 Fri November 10, 2006 7:59pm

Nigel C Young
Ah, something which ignites everlasting debate. A sentimental secularist is something to be. Sounds like something Lennon might have said. I think that Newton would have gone a lot further, though, and Jung would have had a fair bit to add.
Nigel.
#9 Sat November 11, 2006 12:20am

gizmo
This shot has court my eye on several occasions, i love it.
#10 Sat March 3, 2007 11:31am

bclapper
Thanks very much, Gizmo! -Brian
#11 Sat March 3, 2007 12:14pm




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