Saturday, January 11, 2014

A different project - Cemeteries

Sale Camera Club are having a competition in February for cemetery photographs, and that means photographs that convey the meaning of cemetery to you.

Being on the way to Adelaide I used the stopover to wander around local Wimmera Cemeteries as they Beaufort Cemetery and Horsham Cemetery are full of history in great locations well representing the area. I went to Horsham in the late afternoon and then again at 6am the following morning, after all photography is about the light…………..

These are a group of pictures I took, that I believe demonstrate different photographic techniques/thoughts and ideas about cemeteries, they are a place of solitude and a place where you can sit and think.  On looking at the set, I really got a documentary feel from them, which I am very proud of as both of the cemeteries I went to are well kept places of great history and so interesting.

Good Clouds and colours 

There were four very old graves in Horsham all enclosed by this fence

Angels always interesting

Even the way the cemetery is organised is interesting

Use depth of field to your advantage

Fields of the Wimmera

A lone headstone

A family site

Evening light was beautiful

Different viewpoints

Lots of stone and fences

Three interesting shaped headstones

Part of a wreath - The bonds of family

The afternoon sky and the Wimmera

An interesting family section, where metal nameplates were all that showed where the family rest

Depth of field

Use lots of contrast, it conveys the true age of the stone.

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