Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Prickly Storm Encounter

I captured a monochrome image of the top of a tall Saguaro cactus against yesterday's purple clouds during the purple storm.

Even though the purple clouds yesterday were very dramatic, I like this black and white contrast photo a lot.

The cactus spines seem to jut into the sky to say stay away.

Comment about the situation in Iran. Today, many city daily photo bloggers are commenting about the situation in Iran. I would like to join in expressing the wishes of people all over the world that human rights will be respected for all people, including those who observe the right to assembly without being targeted or harassed.

The vote of the people of Iran should be recognized. My thoughts and support are with those who are courageous to stand up for the people of Iran who are trying to have their votes recognized (Where is my vote?) and who should be able to express their views. One of our fellow city daily photo bloggers was taken by the police in Tehran, Iran based on photos he took and we hope that he is safe and well and will soon be released.
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17 comments:

Jilly said...

A super image for today, and too right, all the Iranian people want is to have their voice heard with their vote - and to have the right to freedom on speech on the streets without a violent response. Let's hope our solidarity will help Amir if he hears about it - and hopefully his early release.

Julie said...

I echo the thoughts expressed by Jilly: may the people of Iran be able to express themselves freely and openly and discuss the future of their own society without internal repression and without external intervention. If our day of protest as bloggers can impact on that we will have done peace and the world community a great service.

I am so glad that you have chosen to participate in this special Theme Day. I hope that our missing blogger will be able to participate in our next Theme Day.

The world is watching.

cieldequimper said...

Excellent post for today, thanks Julie, the photo is stunning.

brattcat said...

Pointed shot and comments. Well done.

Jacob said...

Superb job, Julie!

Prospero said...

Great shot and I applaud your social conscience.

Sharon said...

Great shot that looks just perfect in monochrome!

Your wishful thoughts for the people of Iran are right-on! Excellent.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweetie Julie!
Very interesting, thanks for all information!
Léia :-)

glenda said...

This photo reminds me of a punk-rock hair cut. I like the black and white. We are all hopeful for the people of Iran who are working for their freedom to choose.

Kate said...

I am pleased that so many of us have posted today to call attention to one of our own and generally to support human rights around the globe.

An appropriate brooding image for today!

Petrea said...

Well done, Julie. I'm so pleased with today's turn-out at our peaceful demonstration!

James said...

Beautiful and dangerous.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great b+w shot. Very well composed.

Virginia said...

Fabulous shot. I love the saguaros as you know. I am still searching for the picture book you might like.
V

Kcalpesh said...

This is amazing! I liked the picture very much! Would have loved to see the silhoutte against a purple sky... did you capture any?

Bergson said...

i afraid by this sky ;-)

Mateo said...

I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.

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