Friday Mystery Place – vol. 19

The dog sleeps evermore

Last week’s mystery location was a tough nut to crack for folks, but after a bit of guidance and significant persistence one reader did identify it correctly as Gillette Castle in East Haddam, Connecticut.  Of course, America’s castles aren’t of the same vintage or purpose as those from across the rest of the world, but there are some rather interesting examples of architecture gone wild in these edifices.

Today’s mystery location should be a bit easier for folks, as it is a rather clear shot of a monument.

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The dog sleeps evermore.

Where does this monument stand and what is its significance?

Technical Details

This image dates from 2010 and was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III and EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  This image was taken as a series of 5 exposures, which were combined using Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

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