Monday, October 10, 2011

Feature for October --- daily cemetery photos

I'm a bit late on this, but I had the idea over the weekend.....

Since it's October, I thought it might be fun to have a daily feature.  October's when a lot of bloggers focus on spooky, Halloween-themed things (zombies, vampires, scary books, etc), so I thought I'd bring a little something into the mix: cemetery photos.

Cemetery photography is one of my hobbies, not just because I find old cemeteries and stones to be really interesting, but also because I believe in honoring the dead.   I admit that I keep my eye out for older stones (19th century), and unusual or beautiful carvings or ornamentation, but overall, visiting cemeteries is something I do just for a quiet, thoughtful way to spend some time.

So, through the month, I'll try to post a daily photo, sometimes with a bit of information about the photo, or the stone.   I've been playing with Picnik lately, so some photos show those effects, as well.

Happy October, everyone!!      And here's the first photo, taken in Pisa, Italy's Camposanto Cemetery.  Isn't she beautiful?
Camposanto Cemetery-Pisa-woman with books


Jenni Elyse said...

Beautiful! I look forward to seeing all your pictures. I find cemeteries interesting too. Unfortunately, we don't have any really old or ornate ones around here.

Amanda Makepeace said...

Stunning!! I'll be looking forward to these every day. :)

Jo K said...

You have an eye of a photographer, I always look forward to your photos:)

I often notice beautiful details on cemeteries, but I never remember to take a picture. Well, it's never too late to start:)

Donna~Q~ said...

What a great project! There is something rather moving about memorial stones ~ looking forward to seeing more of your photos...

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