Posted: October 1, 2012 in Cemeteries, Details, Photography, Statues
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My Canon Sister, Tammy, and I made a road trip to Oshkosh recently for the express purpose of 1.) Checking out the Ansel Adams show at the Paine Art Center and B.) photographing the garden and grounds. Tammy and I were in a 3-credit photography course two years ago, both of us sporting newish Canon 7D’s and the instructor promptly dubbed us the Canon Sisters.  We are two very vocal and tallish-women and we made the man markedly nervous, so we are fairly certain that his naming us rose from some primitive fear of speaking our real names aloud.  It’s also possible that he made signs to ward off the evil eye whenever he had to deal with Tammy or me,  but we weren’t able to document that part.

Matters not. We wear the title well.

I’m going to break our excursion into a couple of posts because if your attention span is anything like mine, you are preparing to wander off in search of something shiny even as you are reading this.

What I am posting today are the faces I saw.

(We almost made it all the way to the Paine without incident, but an interesting-looking cemetery lured us in for a brief sidebar. The first two faces are from there.)

The next two were actually parts of a very elaborate bench in the gardens at the Paine, though I for one would not choose to sit quietly between these two characters.

This last guy was one of the only contemporary pieces in the garden.

I like the color contrasts between his face and the golden leaves in the background. I’ll show you the whole piece tomorrow.

Next time: What we saw in the Paine Gardens.

  1. Amy says:

    Great photographs! I love the Paine. Growing up in Oshkosh, we had many field trips there over the years. My mom also dragged me to garden shows there every year. I went to a beautiful wedding in the gardens there once too. I’m sure I would appreciate going there a lot more now than I did when I was a kid. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post!

  2. David says:

    I love them! The first one is stunning. It’s incredibly real.

  3. Tammy Brusky says:

    Lovely Patricia. I really love the 2 from the cemetery, great side trip! Good job sister.

  4. Patricia says:

    Thank you–hey–would you want to post maybe 4 of your favorite shots on this blog in the near future?

  5. Moss & Fog says:

    Really nice shots. The eyes in the first photo are mesmerizing.

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