The wordpress weekly photo challenge is Silhouette. When I hear that word I think of the little black paper cut- outs of children’s profiles mounted in a black oval frame. They used to be popular and hanging in homes. But yesterday I was photographing this display of bras created for October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The wind was brisk and it started to rain. The bras hung on a metal tree sculpture at American Eagle campus on the South Side, Pittsburgh, were blowing like flags. This photo is unretouched and is in color but looks black and white without any adjustments.
Last year there were thousands of bras strung across the adjacent Hot Metal Bridge which I posted.
A reminder to schedule a an overdue mammogram.
A time to think of all of those who battle this disease, family and friends we know and love.
And a snippet of video to show the wind and rain effect on the scene…
Bras in the Wind
October 19, 2012 | Categories: Weekly Photo Challenge | Tags: American Eagle Pittsburgh, Breast Cancer Awareness, health, Hot Metal Bridge, Pittsburgh, postaday, sculpture, south side, video, Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette, women, youtube | 25 Comments »
Sponsored by American Eagle. After Breast Cancer Awareness Month the bras will be laundered and donated to charity. A friend spotted them and emailed me and suggested the Hot Metal Bridge display for the blog. Of course, it was the day I did NOT bring my good camera. I took a Pano on the iPhone.