Thursday, June 11, 2009

Autumn within Cunningham Tower

Here is a view from within the ruins of Cunningham Tower located in a state park in Litchfiled, Connecticut. This tower as I was told by a local that was taking his daily stroll through the forest
was used as a look-out tower and had burned down many years ago. Its design is very medieval-era in its stone walls and spiral steps ascending the inner walls. Most of the sides and all of the roof are gone and so there is much lighting coming down inside illuminating the interior for this photo. What remains of the seps are evident in the upper portion of the image above the window. The interior of this stone wall ruin is mostly gray and black and set off the fall colors as seen through the opening. This photograph was exhibited as a 20x28" print last year at Gallery 364 in Brooklyn and took Best in Show. It sold as well.

12 comments:

contourmysoul said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Your photography is so striking. And I really enjoyed your post about Iki :D

Antonio Estevez said...

I love the contrast in this one between the exterior and entrance. awesome.

TeaPhotography said...

Great photo Gary =)
I love the dark textured wall!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Fascinating story and your photo is beautiful! I love old architecture.

Alisa said...

Lovely work!

Sheila said...

Amazing image. A wonderful way to get lost in your own imaginary world to go through the opening into whatever world you want to explore.

I love love love Rear Window Gary! You truly are a story teller in a sense of giving the viewer a beautiful image to inspire their own stories.

Mark Alan Meader said...

I can see why it's popular, Gary.. beautiful texture and quality of light from above with the roof gone. Old, weathered architecture is always the best! Perfect use of the scene outside through the window, too. That beam above seems to be key.. without it, it would be kind of two dimensional, but with it, you can feel the depth of the room.

L.Holm said...

Deserves every award it could get. beautiful shot. It's timeless.

anusha said...

Wow, this pic is fantastic. I feel like I am in a fantasy land when I imagine myself standing in this place. The whole enclosed stone walls with a small window like opening acts as a frame of a beautiful landscape painting. Overall, it is a beautiful piece. Great work once again.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I agree, gorgeous photo!Takes you to another time.

DJ said...

Just found your blog and I'm enjoying your work. I'll be back to read more.
Best Wishes...

Marius Morar said...

Gorgeous framing. Two separate wolds combined in one by a master. I must say that "best in show" can be more photos then this single one...