A snowy day at the cemetery

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.

  One thought on “A snowy day at the cemetery

  1. February 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    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.

    • February 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      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!

      • February 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        i do alot of cemetery photography myself, and have never had a problem..

  2. February 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Absolutely stunning. What a serene set of pictures. Love the falling snow in many of the shots, and your softer colors.

    • February 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I like the falling snow also although it turned to distracting streaks on some of my close-up photos.

  3. February 5, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Just THE most beautiful set of photographs.. Love the 1st one. The deer is absolutely perfect! The mix of black and white excellent !

  4. February 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    amazing series of images – the deer with the gravestones in the back – well it made me misty eyed, I thought it was that beautiful!

    • February 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      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.

  5. Chloe
    February 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    this entire post has a very errie feel, the deer reminds me of the opening scene in Twilight

    • February 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks Chloe. It’s a Twilighty kind of place, but a fun place to practice photography

  6. February 8, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Beautiful series!

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