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the Cemetery image thread....

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Lucille, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City
    Cemetery's can be interesting, I don't know why, but I love shooting them..........


    If anybody else does, please contribute to this thread...


    Here are a few from Wagon Mound NM.


    1118-1.


    1114-3.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I may have to go dig for cemetery shots from my DSLR days. Only time I ever took any was a historical cemetery in Boston where John Hancock is buried.
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
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  4. I've posted a few myself.

    Always find them a great place to take a few shots.
     
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  5. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

    324
    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City
    the old West town of Cimarron NM, Cimarron Cemetery...


    1115-18.



    1115-19.



    1115-21.
     
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  6. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

    646
    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Oh, that "Stowe" is beautifully preserved! (there I go again, reacting to content, not technique, which is exquisite!)
     
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  7. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon SC Regular

    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!!
     
  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Lucille, BB. Great images to start this thread. :bravo-009:
     
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  9. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

    646
    Sep 2, 2013
    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

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    Pinckneyville, Perry County, IL by rubyj29, on Flickr

    Like Arnold, I'll be back!
     
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  10. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    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:
     
  12. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

    646
    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    I'm enjoying these all. Content comment again - I find it so interesting and moving when a grave this old has a recent decoration on it (not sure if those are fresh flowers or artificial, but either way, it's moving.)
     
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  13. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Wow, just wow! What buildings and monuments, what an urban backdrop, what a sky! Where was this taken?
     
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  14. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Thank you. Glasgow Necropolis.


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  15. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    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.
     
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  16. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    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

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    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.

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    Pet Cemetary: Poopsie by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Pet Cemetary: Pretty Girl by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    A random one for a cemetery near where I worked:

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

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

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

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
  18. lcsolla

    lcsolla SC Regular

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    Sep 5, 2011
    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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  19. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
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  20. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    It's not quantity that counts, but quality! All of these are beautiful. I like the way you focus on the dandelion and on the roses at the "expense" of the stones. It gives them a whole different emotional perspective.
     
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