Thursday, March 12, 2009

Apotheosis

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. There is way too much on my plate. This photo is a companion to today's picture on the St. Louis Daily Photo Blog. shot moments earlier. It's grandiose, I admit that. I have a soft spot for high quality bombast. For example: the Dies Irae from Hector Berlioz's Requiem (start this track at 5 minutes 30 seconds and crank it up). When I was young and stupid, I liked to make a tent out of two loudspeakers, put this track on a full volume and stick my head in the middle. Bliss. Now I make pictures like this.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

elle touche le ciel, superbe perspective
it touches the sky, superb perspective

Virginia said...

I like both of your offerings today Bob. The arch looks flat in both. This one is my fav I think. I like seeing the sections so clearly. That sky is ...grandiose! HA

OK I'm gonna try your music. Is it going to make my day or send me over the edge? I'm leary I can tell you.

Virginia said...

Your Honor,
Let the record show that I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Crowe's musical selection today. A day that will go down in the history books.

U "R" Us said...

That and Communication Breakdown, right?

I like this one better too. The skin of the Arch stands out in better detail here, which appeals to me.

Lauriane said...

Just beautiful!!! Congratulation!!

PJ said...

Kýrie is from the Greek word κύριε (kyrie), the vocative case of κύριος (kyrios), meaning O Lord. It is the common name of an important prayer of Christian liturgy, also called Kýrie, eléison which is Greek for Lord, have mercy.
You ain't got no soul, Bob? Oh, puhlease. You're tickling my funnybone. Archie is trying to tell you something.