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A woodland cemetery and a Canon RF
Old 11-19-2016   #1
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A woodland cemetery and a Canon RF

The woods around here are full of the remnants of rural society that once farmed the land. Rough stone walls, bits of foundations, and traces of roads and tracks that connected long-gone farmsteads. Many of these have been lost to progress, but the burial grounds have generally been left alone.

This particular cemetery is one of three that served a small hamlet now gone. It had a long history, the British having marched through twice during the Revolution - the trails they used are still there. The cause of the settlement's disappearance is unusual, however, it having been seized, evacuated, and largely demolished by the state to add to the adjacent state park, rather than being allowed to simply slip slowly away.

In spite of being in a park, the cemeteries here are still in use, as some of the old residents are still living, and they retain the right to be buried with their families. One of the others is relatively well-tended, but this one - inactive but for a small corner section - has been left for the forest to slowly reclaim.

I hiked into the park with my Canon P, loaded with HP5+, and my newly-acquired Canon 35/1.8, intent on giving the latter its first film test. As such, most of these are shot wide-open or close to it. I was sufficiently pleased with the results that I thought others might be interested in seeing them.















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Thanks for showing your work here.

Ink jet prints?

Nice job.
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Thanks, Bill. These have not yet been printed, so what you see above are just the digital form.
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Very interesting photos, very clear.
Canon was very good already.
Your framing beautiful.
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Thanks for these. That Canon (and the guy behind it) are doing a great job. I find these old, abandoned cemeteries bittersweet when I encounter them miles from anywhere in the middle of the woods. Loved ones erected the headstones so the people would remember their departed family, to no successful end. Immortality, even in stone, is elusive.

Love these photos.
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I like the white border you put around your photographs.

Strong work.
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Lens is nice & sharp. Love wandering myself through old sites as this graveyard. Nice work.
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Thanks folks. Glad you enjoyed them.
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Nicely done, both the framing and the processing. Old cemeteries are so evocative, and you well captured that.
Such a pity newer cemeteries here are generally moving towards outlawing vertical, upright tombstones, only allowing flush with the ground markers, just to make it easier to mow around.
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The P and 35/1.8 are a classic combination. That's one of my favorite lenses they made.

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