Cemeteries have always held a fascination for me. Beyond the obvious of being a reminder of our own mortality, I’ve found them to often be quite beautiful as well. I’ve long held that I’d rather be sick and getting better in a cemetery than in a hospital (after all, it’s the hospital where the dying happens, not the graveyard!)
But cemeteries, particularly older ones, are fascinating to me. More modern ones tend to be somewhat dull, with flat markers and not much style.
But the older, ornate stuff can be VERY impressive in both size –
– and in detail
As usual, the real fun is in the high-rent district of the memorials, and often the ones of atypical ethnic background are the most striking, as in these 2 cases.
War memorials and veteran sections can also be photographed well, given their symmetry and regularity
And some stuff that would NEVER make it on a marker today!
Mausoleums can be fun as well, seeing these two examples
As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a fan of using infrared for cemeteries. The aged, haunted look – in my opinion – lends itself to the subject matter nicely.
But color can be great too! Which is hence my next post, about photographing stained glass windows.
Now if I could just get to Paris, New Orleans, etc. etc. etc. …
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