Glum Chums

Glum Chums

Two cherubs staring across their empty urn. This was taken in the gardens of Chateau Versailles, Paris – and seemed to be a common(ish) urn/planter around the palaces that we saw.

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my Mother’s passing, and this particular shot seemed relatively apt, given my brother and I are melancholically represented here, looking at this now-empty vessel – where once flourished such life, with the blurred angelic apparition (a statuette in the background) reminding us of who once was.

Crop, cloning-out of distracting background, levels, sharpen, shadow/highlight.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 10 May, 2011
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

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