2010 Calendar Photo:
Status Come to Life

In memory of MY angel, my baby sister – Kyelcie Dawn Yates (1991 – 2000), who passed on to a better place just before turning 9 years old – but for each year I live, her memory lives on.

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In Memory of my sister, Kyelcie Dawn Yates , 100% of all proceeds from the sale of this piece, and all of my art on RedBubble, will be donated to my charity of choice – The Dream Factory.
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I frequent cemeteries in order to capture the beauty of the statues that can often be found within. One day, while walking thru Saint Michael Cemetery (Louisville, KY), I caught a glimpse of a marble angel, draped across a casket forever mourning the loss of the one eternally resting underneath. I was struck with it’s beauty and spent over an hour photographing it, as it made me think of my sister. Laying on the cold ground, I took this shot from underneath the angel’s arm…

A version of this photo, along with 13 other original black and white prints, is included in my 2010 Louisville Zazzle Calendar!
(click the calendar below for details)

WINNER of the
Angels & Spirit Guides challenge

This original photograph (no editing) is a close-up, from a different angle, of Mourning Angel

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Captured with my FujiFilm FinePix S5100 digital camera.

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Thanks for looking!


  • photogenic
    photogenicabout 7 years ago

    that’s the best angle, to show it’s mourning. well done.

  • Thanks for the comment, photogenic – sorry my reply came so late…

    – Perspective

  • kristana
    kristanaalmost 7 years ago

    is this the one in New Orleans?

  • Nope… a small, hidden graveyard in a neighborhood of Louisville, KY…

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  • kristana
    kristanaalmost 7 years ago

    it’s very similar to a statue in New Orleans, very nice angle :)

  • Thanks, Kristana… I’ve always wanted to go and photograph the old grave yards in New Orleans… maybe one day…

    – Perspective

  • kristana
    kristanaalmost 7 years ago

    they are still pretty much intact, although a lot of the old oaks are missing

  • Jill Sprague
    Jill Spragueover 6 years ago

    Awesome shot. How would this look in B & W with high contrast?

  • Thanks for the comment, Jill… I’ll give that a shot and let you know…

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  • cougarfan
    cougarfanabout 6 years ago

  • It is an honor to be featured… Thank you!

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  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 5 years ago

    Pure beauty! And I can feel your love in the photo.

  • Thank you for your kind words.

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  • StarKatz
    StarKatzover 5 years ago

  • Thank you… It is an honor!

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  • kimie
    kimieover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on our very first challenge winner in A&SG. Well done and well deserved x

  • Thank you. This one means a lot to me, obviously…

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  • bosmoore
    bosmooreover 5 years ago

    congratulations, beautiful thoughts and image.

  • Thank you, bosmoore…

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