Sometimes, you just have to get out and shoot! But at a cemetery?

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Yesterday was a cold, icy, wet day ... but I felt the need to get outside and shoot.  Where better to shoot on a dreary day than a cemetery?  Guess I was feeling a little ghoulish. :-)

This one had me scratching my head ... guess no one could remember Grandma's name?

grandma's grave

Think this guy was a fan?

Fan to the end ... and beyond

The eternal optimist ...

Optimism

And just so you don't think I'm completely dreich ...

Icing on the crape myrtle

 

Glenda Cherry Photography

Comments (9)

Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Your blog title lured me in....I thought you were talking about guns lol!  Great pics....I can feel the icy day coming through your shots.

Jan 19, 2011 09:04 AM
Glenda Cherry
Keller Williams Realty - Herndon, VA
Realtor / Photographer

Photography is my alternative to actually shooting people ... good thing, huh?  LOL!

Jan 19, 2011 09:07 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Glenda, love the photos in Black and White! 

Jan 19, 2011 06:39 PM
Glenda Cherry
Keller Williams Realty - Herndon, VA
Realtor / Photographer

Thanks, Tony!  It's something I've been experimenting with lately ... got a copy of Nik Silver Efex Pro and haven't been able to stop playing with it!

Jan 20, 2011 03:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Glenda - Those are about the most clear photos of tombstones I've seen.  There is a genealogy group called, "Find a Grave."  They go out and take pictures of tombstones in their areas, for people that live across the country.

Jan 20, 2011 12:00 PM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Glenda:  That first one is very confusing on several accounts..but looks in such good shape for being so old.  Very interesting pics!

Jan 20, 2011 03:09 PM
Glenda Cherry
Keller Williams Realty - Herndon, VA
Realtor / Photographer

Myrl, I've been meaning to take photos at this cemetery for some time ... it's just a mile from my home.  I guess I was just waiting for the right weather! :-)

Jane, thanks for commenting!

Jan 23, 2011 11:46 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Glenda, your post reminded me of one of the places I leaned to photograph in black and white. It was a small cemetery where I could wander in silence and capture those tombstone portraits. The ones you have here are exceptional. Thank you!

Jan 27, 2011 01:51 PM
Glenda Cherry
Keller Williams Realty - Herndon, VA
Realtor / Photographer

Thanks, Emily!  I wish this was one of those quiet, lonely cemeteries ... but it's located at a fairly busy intersection so it's not really quiet.  Oh, well ... :-)

Jan 30, 2011 11:22 AM