My Purple Period by bmac62 ()
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Tara and I both hiked at least a mile through an old cemetery to get here. It probably wasn't a mile but it felt like more. We then photographed the daylights out of this unusual place. In an attempt to show you something different, here is the McMillin Family Mausoleum on San Juan Island, Washington State using the Topaz filter, "Ametrine".
The columns were constructed to be the same size as those in King Solomon's temple. The broken column in the back symbolizes the broken column of life - that man dies before his work is complete. The family head, John McMillin, didn't get to finish his mausoleum by the time he died at age 81 in 1936. Soon after he died, his son Paul cancelled the order for the copper dome roof. It had a price tag of $20,000 ($357,281 in 2018).
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Nice work. Purple Period - you and Picasso (Blue Period) - although unlike Picasso I can understand what you are showing us. On Jewish tombstones a broken branch symbolizes the same thing as the broken column here. In keeping with the biblical theme, young McMillin seems to have forgotten the fifth commandment, Honor your father and your mother.
hear hear, Tara---great use of that filter. (And yeah, I imagine knowing when and how to use those filters is the art in a nutshell. Tara and Andrea are great at it, as is Helle when she uses them. And now you join the list.) I looked up Ametrine, and it's apparently in the quartz family, and has amethyst in it, thus its purple hue. Boy do you do beautiful work with this hue. This has a very graphic feel, and the way you've segmented the trees and leaves is like you pasted them on, panel by panel, like wallpapers. Gorgeous verticals. And the light inside of that mausoleum top---the circling pedestal atop the columns---is beautiful too. As is the yellow scattered about---very bright. Great job, Bill. Maybe it's a shame that they couldn't afford the copper dome, but the open top has a power all its own. Dynamite image, my friend.