the Cemetery image thread....

Bill Gordon

Regular
Sep 20, 2010
28
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hi BB.....I find the image of the cemetary rather dreary..I know you are making the effort to make it deadly with HDR but honestly, I really don't care for HDR but I did see it on your flicker in colour and I thought it was much better!!
 

TheRubySusan

Top Veteran
Sep 2, 2013
103
Henry, IL
Ruby
I love cemeteries. Parenthetically, so do birders - often in an urban environment, the cemeteries will be the best places to go bird watching.
I know I'm garrulous but I'd say at least 3/4 of my earlier photos are about the "why" not about the photo itself. I'm going to start off with this one from Pinckneyville, Perry County, IL. Civil War graves aren't uncommon in So. IL but neither are they common. Generally, enlisted men were buried on or near the battlefield, and only officers' bodies were transported home for burial, so when I saw several graves together of soldiers who all fell on the same date, I took a photo of one as a quick note. It turns out this was the date of the fall of Fort Donelson, the Union victory where Grant earned his nickname of "Unconditional Surrender" Grant. http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This Day/thisday0216.htm


Pinckneyville, Perry County, IL by rubyj29, on Flickr

Like Arnold, I'll be back!
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
Hi BB.....I find the image of the cemetary rather dreary..I know you are making the effort to make it deadly with HDR but honestly, I really don't care for HDR but I did see it on your flicker in colour and I thought it was much better!!
Nope, no HDR my friend. Just Silver Efex. I'm glad you liked the color version.:biggrin:

Good to see you here my old pal - and sorry to have been so out of touch!:redface:
 

Lawrence A.

Hall of Famer
Nov 8, 2012
124
New Mexico
Larry
Lucille: great images and a great idea. Maybe I should move my San Jose cemetery shots here -- as long as it doesn't mean reposting it all. I'm so fascinated by the place that photographing it has become a long term project, even if not a very systematic one.

Thanks for your shots and for starting the thread.
 
Mar 3, 2013
123
John Griggs
Some from a few years ago. The first one is a 5 minute exposure in a VERY dark cemetery. The orange glow on things is from distant sodium vapor lamps.

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Cemetary at Night, Todmorden by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Cemetary, Old Lumbutts Methodist, Todmorden, UK by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

And these are from an abandoned pet cemetery (shades of Stephen King) that is actually in the middle of a disc golf course.


Pet Cemetary: Poopsie by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Pet Cemetary: Pretty Girl by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

A random one for a cemetery near where I worked:


Death Casts a Long Shadow... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

And one that implies that all is not peaceful perhaps in the afterlife...


No Peace In Death?... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
 

lcsolla

Regular
Sep 5, 2011
28
Lisbon, Portugal
Luis Castro e Solla
I like going to cemeteries, and have often taken photos there. They tend to be calm places; their beauty, on the other hand, varies tremendously. Salzburg's cemeteries, for example, are one of the main touristical attractions of the city. I shall try to find some of the pictures I took there, in the days BDP (Before Digital Photography). Cemeteries also offer a glimpse of the past, even if only the so-called "petite histoire". A few years ago, I was surprised to find the stones of buried Portuguese and Spanish sailors in a very small Welsh cemetery, not far from Aberystwyth and Aberaeron.
Until the mid-nineteenth century, portuguese people were usually buried in or around churches (in for the illustrious and important, around for the commoners). A law then instituted the cemeteries, and the interdiction of burial in churches. This gave rise to a strong movement of popular revolt, but in the end it was accepted. Nowadays land for cemeteries is limited, especially in the big cities, and a lot of people opt for cremation.
@Ripleysbaby: I at once thought your picture depicted Glasgow Necropolis. I have been only once to Glasgow, so I was happy to recognize it. The news of the helicopter crash in Glasgow, this week, were saddening.
 

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