Today’s Photos – Gravely Marking Time

Gravely Marking TimeI love to take my time visiting and photographing old graveyards. The residents usually don’t mind. In those long forgotten cemeteries,  like this one,  nature is working at reclaiming what was hers, as it should be, I think. The markers and statuary have lost their luster and are lichen covered. Engravings are worn and difficult to read. Every tombstone is a brief history of someone who was here before us, someone whose story I can only try to imagine. Lives were usually short and surely more difficult than our own. This graveyard is set amongst giant live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. Eerily quiet on a stifling summer’s afternoon, I wander around listening to the stories of the locals.

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Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

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  1. Love the way you’ve photographed these, Ron. The filtered light on the headstones and sculpture, is perfect. 🙂

    1. Thanks. They were a bit of a challenge because the dappled shade usually leaves bright and dark areas on the subject.

  2. Beautiful! There is a cemetery down the road from us which is so beautiful and peaceful and calm – St Cuthbert s, Edinburgh. I cut through it most days on the way to or from town. It is such a pleasure. I want to photograph it most days as it is so lovely. 🙂

    1. Thanks Gigi. Take your camera the next time you pass through and have a go at it.

  3. You would love the old burying grounds here on Cape Cod. Some day make avtrip from the tip of Provincetown all thecway to Barstable, photographing tomb stones. Unique designs by specific carvers grace these stones. Fascinating history.
    Pardon the typos….I am not going to redo.

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