Tombstones of a Bygone Era

El GatoEl Gato Global TrekkerRegistered Users Posts: 572 Major grins

Happy Holidays everyone!

Finally, through with the business travel for the year. With some free time now to post a few images from a trip to the east coast of the U.S.

Continuing with my posts back in early Nov., here are several images from my ventures into final resting places, cemeteries both active and forgotten. Several images were shot with my infra-red (IR) camera and then converted to black & white (BW) and BW/color.

As I have mentioned previously, I continue to be amazed at the level craftsmanship that artisans displayed for their craft, back in the era when these headstones were commissioned and erected.

1 Anchor headstone (IR to BW)

2 Businessman-Statue-Headstone (IR to color)

3 Tree + Headstone (IR to BW)

The following two images are from the same gravesite. Coming upon the site the light was perfect, sounds of birds, crickets and nothing else. The eternal pose of this woman, contemplative in thought, struck me and I spent some time taking images from several different perspectives.

4 Contemplative-headstone

5 Contemplative-headstone close-up

Comments

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,782 Major grins

    I like these Gato. We always visit cemetaries as well - they give such interesting insights into the culture. My favorite is the 3rd of the set. I like the mood.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins ColoradoRegistered Users Posts: 3,937 Major grins

    2 and 4 for me

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 572 Major grins

    Sara, Juano...

    Thank you both for your comments!! I appreciate them.

    Juano, I just returned (three days before Christmas) from Sao Paulo.

    Wish I could have brought my IR kit with me on this trip. So much lush, green, beautiful flora, the IR possibilities would have been fantastic. Alas, it was all and only business this time Maybe next time.

    Thank you both again!!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,948 Major grins

    Monochrome shots are wonderful! HNY!

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