Storms and Stones

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© Mike Olbinski
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Today’s photo is one I’ve been waiting to take for awhile, but I had been waiting for some cool skies to show up to add to the composition. I’m a sucker for cool clouds and storms, so if I am ever outdoors taking landscape shots, or random sights such as the one above, getting a sweet sky is a bonus.

This is a graveyard/cemetery at St. Anne’s Mission down on the Gila River Indian Reservation. It’s right off the road on Highway 87. I will be posting a shot of the church itself later this week.

But I love these two graves. My favorite part is the makeshift bench in front of both of them. Someone set that up one day long ago and still it stands. I wonder who first sat there, how they knew the people buried here and what they were thinking?

The graves themselves are adorned with all kinds of stuff…if you click on the photo you can see the higher resolution version and see some of it.

Also in the background are hundreds of other crosses that dominate this cemetery.

(You can visit my blog for a bigger version of this if you want to see a little more detail:

32 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    WOW!! It is a fabulous shot and the sky is incredible!!!

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    truly phenomenal shot. Voted for sure! Always love the mood that a storm gives.

  • Carlos Tesla

    Carlos Tesla said (19 Apr 2010):

    nice shot. i vote!


    JOE FAILK gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Vote

  • Bonnie Woodson

    Bonnie Woodson (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Wow powerful and dramatic..had to vote!

  • Cary Silverman

    Cary Silverman gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    wow, love that sky! voted..

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski said (19 Apr 2010):

    Thanks so much everyone for the votes and kind words!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    OMG this is so magnificent! VOTE!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Mike this is outstanding! I recommend going to your .com site, then clicking on the photo -- the detail is amazing!! I am definitely voting!!

  • Angel Warda

    Angel Warda gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Fab! voted!!!

  • prof1120

    prof1120 (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Wonderful HDR work, Mike....

  • abel

    abel gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Got my vote.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    totally awesome!

  • Imre Mäger

    Imre Mäger gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    What a drama! Like it.

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Great hdr and amazing skyscape as well!! Yes, definitely!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Words fail me. Voted.

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Lovely! Voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (21 Apr 2010):


  • Lara  K. Spencer

    Lara K. Spencer (Deleted) gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    Brilliant! This amazing piece of work has my vote.

  • Crystal Boatenreiter

    Crystal Boatenreiter said (21 Apr 2010):

    excellent! My vote!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    this is an excellent entry,,

  • Meta Oset

    Meta Oset (Deleted) gave props (23 Apr 2010):

    What a masterpiece. voted of course

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (27 Apr 2010):

    Very powerful moving capture well deserved tribute !! so well done Mike

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (27 Apr 2010):

    A masterpiece, indeed! Outstanding color and composition. It is also an excellent entry for this theme. It got my Vote!

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    Got my vote

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (30 Apr 2010):

    My vote!!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (10 May 2010):

    Sensational image!!!!!! Love this image alot!!!!

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (13 May 2010):

    very compelling image.

  • Judy Abolafya

    Judy Abolafya (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):


  • Michele Ivy Davis

    Michele Ivy Davis said (29 May 2010):

    Amazing sky! Voted.

  • Jennifer Shelton

    Jennifer Shelton said (27 Aug 2010):


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