Dgrin Mini-Challenge #269 -The Final Stop - Cemetery Photography-
When I won the last challenge, I thought I did not have any other options of things that I take a lot of photos of to use as a subject for a mini. I've done Lighthouses. I've done Windows. I've done Then and Now. What else is there? I thought briefly about redoing Silhouettes - a topic from some time ago and making more specific (no detail in the silhouetted item) and harder (no sunsets). Then it occurred to me that I do a lot of a kind of photography that I haven't mentioned before - Cemetery documentation Now that I am more restricted in movement, Bob helps me, but we go to a cemetery for an hour and take 400-500 photos of individual gravestones and put the images on the internet in a database called Find-A-Grave. This is a genealogical resource for people who are researching their families. When we travel, we visit cemeteries along the way. I've gone to cemeteries in Alkmaar, and St. Barts. (I don't always go to cemeteries- I went to Tanzania last month and did not visit any cemeteries).
The object of this kind of photography is to have clear readable pictures - it is not 'Art" photography so most of my photos of this type are pretty pedestrian.
Which is why I want to see what you all can come up with.
I quickly picked a couple of examples -two 'gate shots' (which should ideally show the gate and the sign with the cemetery name
Gate shot -Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Virginia
Gate shot -Small cemetery in Costa Rica
I think I've used this on in a mini - it is in England
And this one is in San Juan Puerto Rico
Some different types of grave markers
Memorial in Beit Haim Berg Altena Willemstad, Curaçao
Memorial in Bonaire for a parrot (language is Papiamentu)
Individual family enclosure in Plymouth NC
Memorial in Grote Kirk Alkmaar
Memorial showing the new color graphics
Grave marker for a John Deere dealer (John Deere Joe)
Anyway this mini is primarily for photography of and in Cemeteries. But just to give people an 'out', the photos can be of any life end point. Although I warn you that I will give priority to actual cemetery photos. Mini will run until July 20th at 0800 EDT
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