Providing A Boost Up

Black And White Photography, Don, Photography

 

It is an old family cemetery that dates back to the mid-1800s with its last burial in 1942. Years ago someone tried to mark the graves with white crosses, a gallant effort, but ultimately in vain. Today the forlorn old crosses sit haphazard among overgrown bushes, weeds and gloomy Spanish moss.

And while this old graveyard has a woeful and melancholy feel, it has its light-hearted touches. This ladder leaning against the tree, so handy to a number of graves, seems to be ready to help these souls start their climbs to their own personal Elysian Fields. Who doesn’t need a boost up; one last bit of help?

 

Vigil

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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She came looking for answers and was met with a silent stare.

Canon 5D Mkll, Tamron 28-75mm, ISO 100, 28mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec.
Proscessed through Lightroom, Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Grafton Cemetery

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Fuji X-T1 JPG 18mm f/4 @1/6000 sec ISO 200 June 25, 2016

Fuji X-T1 JPG
18mm f/4 @1/6000 sec ISO 200
June 25, 2016

The town of Grafton is currently under renovation, which is removing all the authenticity that an historic ruin reflects. Still, there is the Grafton cemetery just outside of town that is the final resting place for a few dozen inhabitants of the time. The remaining buildings of the Grafton ghost town are a mix of authentic pioneer era structures and modern-built “period” movie sets constructed for the 1969 classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. These buildings are clearly recognizable to fans of the movie. All are located on private property, and trespassing will likely bring a quick visit from a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy. (http://www.findagrave.com)

For a bit more local “color” please visit Photos By Emilio.

Pro-Life

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Tecopa Cemetery

Tecopa Cemetery

“If you’re so pro-life, do me a favour: don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.” ~~ Bill Hicks

Cemetery Sunrise

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

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As I was leaving Lexington, Virginia early one morning, I saw the sun rising over the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.  I only had a second to stop and take the shot.

Would love to have done a little exploring.