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Purchase a tote bag featuring the photograph "Native American Burial Ground" by Robert Carter. Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder. All seams are double-stitched for added durability. Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image.
Like many areas of the world, my area of Michigan has a road known for its 'Tunnel of Trees' . . . local road M119, north of Harbor Springs. It is a... more
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Like many areas of the world, my area of Michigan has a road known for its 'Tunnel of Trees' . . . local road M119, north of Harbor Springs. It is a scenic drive, but I find the tree tunnel to be secondary to the other things to be seen along the way. The St. Ignatius of Loyola Church and Cemetery is one of those things. There is quite a story behind this church and cemetery that is told in the next paragraph. Here it is shown as an Impressionist painter might have presented it centuries ago.
By the 1740s, French Catholic missionaries had come to this area of Michigan known to the local Native American Odawa people as Waganakising. The missionaries were here to stay. Other missionaries followed including Bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who dedicated a church at this site on August 1, 1833, The present St. Ignatius Church was constructed in 1889 to replace the one destroyed by fire that same year. The cemetery next to the church contains the graves of generations of area Odaw...
Through my photography, I share the things I see in the natural world around me. My photographic aim is to end up with a photograph I can share that looks like what I saw in my mind's eye and to have it appreciated by the viewer. To that end, I shoot in camera raw and develop it in my digital darkroom to achieve a high quality, realistic-looking photograph of what I viewed. Beyond that process, I sometimes take a photograph to an additional step by rendering it as an Impressionist might have painted it centuries ago or by giving it a 'dreamy' look through my own technique . . . it all depends upon the photograph in front of me and how I wish to present it. I feel there exists an immediacy in much of photography that does not exist in...
Congratulations your outstanding artwork has been featured on the leading page of “Impressionism” group! Please take a moment to add it to the featured art archive and the catalogs in the group’s discussions. Excellent work! Happy Holidays, Lori
Robert Carter replied:
I sincerely apologize, Lori . . . I was unable to accomplish adding it to catalogue and featured art archive. I simply did not see the proper buttons. Thank you anyhow for your efforts managing this group.