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)
35 thoughts on “Avenue of Honour – MMC 35”
I like the way you have this scene divided in two…perfectly. Great IR of blacktop rod and the plantings on either side.
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 🙂
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 🙂
Brilliant shot Lisa…
Captured beautifully Lisa
Good material to start with 🙂
Fantastic! I love the contrasts and composition.
Thanks for taking time to comment glad you liked it 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
What a wonderful idea to commemorate the fallen with a tree each.
It is a lovely living tribute.
Wow! Trees are a wonderful way to commemorate the lost. Truly beautiful 🙂
It is a lovely thing – there are several in the area and I always think of what they remember. Hope you are feeling better 🙂
Thanks Lisa, yes, I’m much better this week! How lovely to have so many avenues of trees nearby 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
I love that – especially for the families. Keep up the inspiring work Lisa 🙂
Hi, gosh I didn’t know that those trees commemorated this. Thank you for sharing ..
My pleasure Julie and thank you 🙂
great shot, thought it was infrared when I saw it on Monochrome madness.
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
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.
Great shot, Lisa. And a nice living memorial.
Thanks LD, it is a wonderful memorial.
your photo is a beautiful memorial tribute!! What a gorgeous boulevard!
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!
Yes I agree, the avenue is a good idea – I think of what it represents every time I drive it. Glad you liked the IR! 🙂
Stunning IR shot, Lisa.
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!
Thank you and I know what you mean!
You did a great job photographing this – brilliant photo!