"Wabi Sabi: the art of imperfection, a combination of two Japanese aesthetic concepts. Wabi refers to simplicity, modesty, or even rustic beauty. It can be anything natural or man-made that has some type of flaw or irregularity. Sabi connects that to the beautiful finish that comes with age and wear. It means that the the uses and the changes an object undergoes make the object more beautiful and valuable." (from the 52Frames website)
This week I explored a cemetery I'd never been to before (Riverside Cemetery in Oswego) and saw so many lovely monuments. I photographed several, but this one really spoke to me. The moss and the subtle damage from over a century of exposure to the elements only make her more beautiful. It's a shame that we don't memorialize our deceased loved ones in this way anymore.
Camera: Canon 80D Lens: Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS II Aperture: f/5.6 Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec Focal Length: 60mm ISO: 100 Edited with Exposure X5 Kodak Technical Pan with additional edits in Photoshop