Results: Dgrin Mini-Challenge #269 -The Final Stop

grandmaRgrandmaR Major grinsSouthern Maryland Posts: 1,672Registered Users Major grins
edited July 20, 2018 in The Dgrin Challenges

I'm not sure how to put the photos in that someone else took

Sherry you were so brave to go first with this mini, and I am glad that you took the one photo out of the collage and entered it. Your
https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/Laying-of-the-Wreaths-2010/i-gVBSmZk/1/6f24d9a6/L/pb277502 (2) b-L.jpg
Iraq-Afghanistan memorial at our local veteran's cemetery was exactly what I had in mind.

StueveShots I do love the gate detail and would really like one of the UK people to chime in about the symbolism of the hedgehog on the gate. I googled it but wasn't able to find anything definitive. I like your #3 photo best as it was the most evocative
https://photos.smugmug.com/Explore/The-Wide-World/Best-of-UK-Trip-2014/i-VStVtn8/4/1d35a600/L/Church Hanbourgh graveyard--L.jpg

Peter it was very interesting to see the photos from Finland. I have one from St. Louis that is very similar to your first photo
https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Pori-Finland/i-gBTjmqK/0/930289f2/XL/5D4_1955-XL.jpg

Jo West, I really loved the carving of the tree trunk in the Catholic cemetery - I have never seen anything like that in a cemetery
https://photos.smugmug.com/LandscapesandMoonscapes/California-Galleries/SierraNevadaFoothills/Foresthill-Ca/i-PN48cN5/1/2187b0d5/X2/IMG_4000 adj-X2.jpg

BMW Kurt - happy to have you back doing the minis. I like the German warrior (at least I guess that is what he was)
https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/DGrin-269-The-Final-Stop-Cemetery-Photography/i-QmL8zGn/1/16339f99/L/P9181829-L.jpg

Sara it was hard to chose one that I liked best and the two that were not for judging were also great - why were they not for judging?
Photographically speaking I liked the plague victims photo the best
https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/uploads/editor/7v/1fxv63jmysw4.jpg
But I like the juxtaposition of the ski jump and the cemetery one and I would have picked that one except that the colors were a little too saturated for my taste for that subject.

Pieter, I thought the idea of the crosses for the people who died last year was an interesting idea. It was again hard to choose - I really like the gravestones that have photos of the people on them - it makes it more personal somehow. So that's the one I'm going to pick of yours
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/201707/i-dnhbZT2/0/9bf414c0/O/PEG_A7_1_1251_20170719-Pano.jpg

Joyce the Mt Olives cemetery is my favorite of yours
https://photos.smugmug.com/Mediterranean/Israel/i-2bj8cfP/1/96c68285/XL/JMMed9389-XL.jpg

David I thought the wooden mortuary poles were the most interesting and I wonder how well they last (or is that the idea - that they should return to nature?)
https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/uploads/editor/ip/ihnsttu1hcvr.jpg

mongoose330, you only entered one photo, so of course that one is my favorite of yours- it is very unusual
https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/uploads/editor/zr/f0i29dbaxs3t.jpg

sapphire I am sorry to hear about the Lyme disease. I was bitten by a deer tick about 2 weeks ago and I'm hoping not to get Lyme. All of your photos would be great for cemetery documentation.

Wandering Dane, I really liked your Danish queen's sarcophagus. https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/uploads/editor/3i/ggd34kg4a7j7.jpg. I think I might have cropped a little more of the people out of the photo

Lilian, I had to laugh about your hiding from the voodoo queen. I liked the photo of the top of the marker but I wanted to see a bit more of what it was resting on - there's a squiggle of iron at the bottom right which I would like to know what it was. So I'm picking the Fisse family vault
https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Louisiana/i-kmLKmwN/3/20fff1da/XL/IMG_7657-XL.jpg

moose I liked the soldiers at the Unknown Soldiers tomb in Arlington. I think I have been to the cemetery on Hatteras
https://photos.smugmug.com/NorthCarolina/Outer-Banks/i-5bqg4Q3/0/a228bbe9/XL/JM_2016_11_12_Hatteras_British_Sailor_Cemetery_002-XL.jpg

barbara I had a hard time chosing between the leaning headstones (which I think is a better subject) and the overall cemetery photo which I think is a better photo.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Challenges-etc-2018-/i-zf2K8c8/0/f6bc14c4/XL/20180719-_D720970-XL.jpg

HM-
Mongoose300
Wandering Dane
Lilian
Sara
StueveShots
Pieter

4th JAG https://photos.smugmug.com/Mediterranean/Israel/i-2bj8cfP/1/96c68285/XL/JMMed9389-XL.jpg
3rd BMW Kurt https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/DGrin-269-The-Final-Stop-Cemetery-Photography/i-QmL8zGn/1/16339f99/L/P9181829-L.jpg
2nd Sherry https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/Laying-of-the-Wreaths-2010/i-gVBSmZk/1/6f24d9a6/L/pb277502 (2) b-L.jpg
Winner Jo West
https://photos.smugmug.com/LandscapesandMoonscapes/California-Galleries/SierraNevadaFoothills/Foresthill-Ca/i-PN48cN5/1/2187b0d5/X2/IMG_4000 adj-X2.jpg

“"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”

Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,344Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 20, 2018

    Thank you @grandmaR for your hard work at giving your thoughts on each person's entry. Also thank you for considering one of mine for placement! Congrats to @Cavalier for your first place win and @slpollett for your 2nd place! Many great images everyone! :)

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,909Registered Users Major grins

    thank you @grandmaR for selecting the Catholic Cemetery Statue for first place. Congrats to everyone for a wonderful mini and some spectacular shots. I'll post a new mini by tomorrow.
    Jo

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,676Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you, @grandmaR, for such an interesting mini. (Hope you don't get Lyme disease!) And congratulations to @Cavalier and to @slpollett, @""BMW Kurt" and @JAG .

  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 521Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on everyone's submissions! That was great fun to read. And thank you for the HM. Congratulations to Jo West! Well done!

  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,042Registered Users Major grins

    Awwww, thanks GrandmaR for the second place and for an interesting theme for the mini! Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes also. Congrats to Cavalier for the win and all others who entered and/or placed.

    Sherry P

  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,493Registered Users Major grins

    Great challenge & great job on the comments! Congrats to Jo for the win - beautiful shot! And congrats to all the placers & thanks for the HM!

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, COPosts: 190Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you, @grandmaR , for all the comments and selections, very enjoyable challenge.

    One response re: Wandering Dane, I really liked your Danish queen's sarcophagus. https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/uploads/editor/3i/ggd34kg4a7j7.jpg. I think I might have cropped a little more of the people out of the photo._

    The crop was intentional, if perhaps ill-advised, showing people with their backs to the sarcophagus of the forward-thinking and influential queen, who united Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,672Registered Users Major grins

    @Wandering Dane said:
    Thank you, @grandmaR , for all the comments and selections, very enjoyable challenge.

    One response re: Wandering Dane, I really liked your Danish queen's sarcophagus. https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/uploads/editor/3i/ggd34kg4a7j7.jpg. I think I might have cropped a little more of the people out of the photo._

    The crop was intentional, if perhaps ill-advised, showing people with their backs to the sarcophagus of the forward-thinking and influential queen, who united Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

    No that's a perfectly valid reason for leaving the feet in. But without that explanation, I was clueless.
    Two possibilities -
    One, explain the reason for leaving the feet in
    Two - crop the photo just for the purposes of the mini.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 195Registered Users Major grins

    I just got back from a trip off the grid. Third Place! I'm honored among this group! Thanks!

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,028Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks @grandmaR for running a great challenge and especially for taking the time to comment on everyones entries. ...and yes that photo with the ski jump and cemetary was over-saturated; I guess I just got carried away with the slider. Ugh.
    Congratulations to all the winners.

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 336Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for a very interesting challenge @grandmaR, and thanks for commenting on everyone's photos. It's always good to see feedback on our photos, and I like to see if others think the same things about all of the entries that I do. It adds to the fun of participating in these minis. I also want to thank you for your work with Find-a-Grave. While it is doubtful that you have taken any of the images I found during my genealogical research (Cincinnati, OH) others who share your passion have provided photos of the graves of some of my ancestors. So consider this a collective "thank you" to all who do such work to support the searches of others.

    Congratulations to Jo for a truly unusual cemetery photo, to all who placed, and to the HMs.

    ~~Barbara
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,672Registered Users Major grins

    Barbara I am glad that you have gotten good use out of FindAGrave. I have been a lot of places, but I haven't visited Cincinnati (except I think I was in the airport to change planes once). I have added almost 30,000 photos to the site.

    Really I did not realize that I was actually giving feedback ;) - I was mostly just trying to organize my thoughts. I'm glad that it was helpful to people.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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