Avenue of Honour – MMC 35

This is an image of the Avenue of Honour at Macedon.  An important part of Australian culture, there are 547 known avenues in Australia.  Each tree represents a person who saw or died in wartime service, generally in the First World War.  The planting of this one was initially finished in August 1918 – you can read the local newspaper article here.  Also this is my submission for the 35th Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole and posted Wednesday mornings (ADST)

macedon avenue of honour

Taken on Nikon D90 converted to near infrared. Click in for larger view.

35 Responses to “Avenue of Honour – MMC 35”

    • lisakimmorley

      Thank you – there is something your brain tells you is wrong when kneeling in the middle of a road but all good 🙂 Glad you liked it 🙂

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      • infraredrobert

        Or alone in an abandoned structure – perhaps this is why we click – our brains hear this warning but we still are compelled to get the shot. Very happy you survived this shoot 🙂

  1. Robyn G

    Oh these memorials are so important and this gorgeous photo tells the story.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I love this image. The perspective, tones and everything… Breathtaking! Inspiring 🙂

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    • lisakimmorley

      Again, you are kind. I agree, these avenues are really important in what they commemorate – I always look at them like that – each tree is individual and each represents an individual 🙂

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  2. Adrian Lewis

    Very, very striking, and it looks to me as if the white line in the middle of the road is actually floating above the road and rising up towards the camera – surreal! Good stuff! Adrian

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    • lisakimmorley

      Thanks Adrian, I know what you mean about the lines. I think because when they have repainted them, they haven’t done it in exactly the same position so there is a faint outline from older ones.

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  3. Noeline Smith

    I love the idea for the memorial; we have several arboretums but I prefer the idea of avenues as each tree is more of an individual which better reflects the life they represent.
    Great shot too and I really like your use of IR here!

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  4. LB

    I read your comment, and smiled, about kneeling in the middle of the road.
    how many times do we take a risk to get the shot?
    Thank you for doing so for this one. Excellent!

    Reply

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