In response to my last post….we got snow! Not a major amount but it was snowy and cold enough to feel like winter for a change. So in order to take advantage of it, I thought I would try to take some pictures while I was out today. I figured I would visit the city cemetery to grab some shots since it’s not too far from the grocery store I was headed to anyhow. Regular readers will know that I hit that cemetery often for photos because it’s nicer than the city park and offers better textures, details and nature photo opportunities. I usually try to shy away from outright “cemetery” shots, instead focusing on details, but today I thought I would shoot a few tombstones while I was there. The snow was so pretty I could have walked around there for hours but unfortunately I did have groceries to get! I used my Pentax K20D with Super-Takumar 50mm and DA17-70 lenses for these shots. I used different processing depending on what I felt worked best for each one. Hope you enjoy them!
I thought the following photos worked best in black and white. I used Nik Silver Efex for the conversions. Originally, I thought I was going to do all of the photos I shot today in black and white, but most of them, in my opinion, were stronger in color.
Great images thank you for sharing. I have thought about hitting up the cemetery but I was curious in regards to them allowing photographers or not.
Thanks. It probably depends on the cemetery – who runs it, etc. I visit this one often and as far as I know they don’t mind. In fact more people visit it as a park for walking and jogging instead of a cemetery!
i do alot of cemetery photography myself, and have never had a problem..
Absolutely stunning. What a serene set of pictures. Love the falling snow in many of the shots, and your softer colors.
Thank you Sarah. I like the falling snow also although it turned to distracting streaks on some of my close-up photos.
Just THE most beautiful set of photographs.. Love the 1st one. The deer is absolutely perfect! The mix of black and white excellent !
Thanks. It’s amazing how fun it is shooting in a cemetery on a snowy day.
I did some on a rainy day on the cemetery island in Venice .. it was absolutely pouring with rain so didn’t take many ! http://hellenjc.wordpress.com/category/venice-2/
amazing series of images – the deer with the gravestones in the back – well it made me misty eyed, I thought it was that beautiful!
Thanks. The deer are quite prevalant there, they kind of sneak up on you while your taking photos. I heard little footsteps and turned around and saw this deer.
this entire post has a very errie feel, the deer reminds me of the opening scene in Twilight
Thanks Chloe. It’s a Twilighty kind of place, but a fun place to practice photography