moleman series: african burial ground

moleman series: african burial ground

..a memorial at the african burial ground national monument honors the memories of the estimated 15,000 africans buried at the approximately seven-acre site in the 17th and 18th centuries.. created by haitian-american Rodney Leon, the noticeable structure is a highly polished wall of granite which is called an “ancestral libation chamber”, which serves to physically, spiritually, rituistically and psychologically define the location where the historic re-internment of remains and artifacts of 419 africans has taken place.. it’ll also serve to acknowledge the site as a “sacred place” where thousands of africans are currently buried..

For all those who were lost
For all those who were stolen
For all those who were left behind
For all those who were not forgotten

**that’s my “snout” at the bottom part of the frame, i didn’t bother removing it as proof that i was “in” the shot.. 😀

EXIF information
model Canon EOS 40D
exposureTime 1/400 s
fnumber f/5.6
focalLength 5

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  1. oops, series not over lol very cool shot, a round subject looks neat like this

    Elaine-November 4th, 2008 at 03:05
  2. Well the series isn’t over because it can only get better. You continue to impress me in many ways with the moleman Rian! Great shot!

    LiangNovember 4th, 2008 at 03:09
  3. perfect composition

    BoBNovember 4th, 2008 at 05:58
  4. wow .. i like fisheyes … so great perspectives

    KlausNovember 4th, 2008 at 08:26
  5. Its cool that with your fisheye lens you where able to capture the entire monument! Nice!

    AndyNovember 4th, 2008 at 09:09
  6. Another perfectly compososed fisheye shot!

    AlNovember 4th, 2008 at 09:11
  7. Wow…moving memorial…no disrespect to it’s honorees or creator, but wouldn’t “ancestral libation chamber” be a great euphemism for “corner pub”?

    HessNovember 4th, 2008 at 09:18
  8. An amazing memorial. Very neat treatment which works so well

    FLOOGNovember 4th, 2008 at 10:04
  9. super cool composition with the interlapping circles.

    joeNovember 4th, 2008 at 10:15
  10. Another cool shot, nice one mate!

    Ashish SidaparaNovember 4th, 2008 at 10:28
  11. Wow. What a nice view. I’ve never tried a fisheye and your shots are making me want one now. Thanks for the comments on my photoblog btw. 🙂

    SimonNovember 4th, 2008 at 10:33
  12. I like how the repetition in the circles. Another very appealing shot.

    donNovember 4th, 2008 at 10:33
  13. That is indeed a beautiful monument.

    LaurieNovember 4th, 2008 at 11:11
  14. I like the circles in the circles.

    NickNovember 4th, 2008 at 11:43
  15. Bonsoir,
    Great composition..Good use of lens..Bravo!

    jelbNovember 4th, 2008 at 12:53
  16. Wonderful capture.

    RobinNovember 4th, 2008 at 14:08
  17. The moleman strikes again. Cool shot!

    Terry H.November 4th, 2008 at 14:32
  18. Great composition…and a wonderful memorial.

    SusanNovember 4th, 2008 at 15:01
  19. This is a wonderful tribute, you made it look even more imense/powerful.

    AstridNovember 4th, 2008 at 15:21
  20. A fisheye of a circle within a circle; they don’t get any better than this 🙂 Really cool!

    Arjan - PlasticDaisyNovember 4th, 2008 at 16:02
  21. feels like a powerful place. your image does it great justice.

    micheleNovember 4th, 2008 at 19:51
  22. Nice lense effect and good caption story. Regard From Yogyakarta Indonesia.

    bram antarejaNovember 4th, 2008 at 20:10
  23. Another great moleman… really like the perspective in this, and the story… Very nice.

    IvarNovember 4th, 2008 at 22:08
  24. Spiral in the circle 🙂 Well done!
    And thanks for the information about a place I’d never heard about before.

    JonasNovember 5th, 2008 at 09:05
  25. such a memorial place!
    like the tones here. useful text also.

    ArashNovember 6th, 2008 at 03:06
  26. I love this one. Perfect deformation of the lines and great composition.

    PereNovember 7th, 2008 at 06:02

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