Sunday, July 25, 2010

EMPS #99: Cemeteries

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."

- Harold Wilson

Last fall Alan and I took a ride to Plumas County, which is several hundred miles north of the Bay Area. We were looking for autumn, and boy did we find it! Plumas is the best place to see autumn in all it's living glory! Every season provides a visual treat for a photographer, but autumn in the mountains is really something special. It's so funny about autumn, on the one hand it is perhaps the most vivid reminder of the mortality of living things, and yet on the other, seeing the last burst of color before the coming death of winter reminds us to live out loud until the very end. I love holding moments like this one and feeling a little bit of the immortality photography gives us.

By the way, there is still time to participate in this Monday Photo Shoot assignment. If you can't make it this week, there will be a new one posted tomorrow. Hope to see you then!


1 comment:

Jama said...

It's such a beautiful view, Carly!something one never associate with cemetery, usually it's just serene , peaceful....but this one is bursting with colors, so alive!