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cemetery photos on film

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I'm well aware that no cemetery photos I take will ever compare to those gorgeous ones I took back in August at that foggy cemetery but I hate not sharing all the other cemetery photos that have been building up on my computer. I have an incredible amount of headstone photos, I can't help but take some every time I visit a new one.

Exploring cemeteries kind of became a serious hobby for me over the summer. I've found so many new cemeteries close by that I had no idea existed. I'm absolutely loving learning about all the different symbols on headstones and what they mean. I love reading all the names and I really just enjoying spending time wandering.

These photos are from a few different cemeteries I visited over the summer...
That dog is one of my favorites! Unique headstones like that are so neat. 

Hope you have a great Saturday! I'm going to spend the day cleaning the basement. I made it one of my new year's goals to get it all cleaned up, because it's kind of an embarrassing wreck. I've made quite a bit of progress already but I still have a lot of work if I really want to get it done before January 1st. Wish me luck!

All of the photos above were taken with a Canon T2 and Fuji 35mm Superia X-TRA 400 that expired in 2010.

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21 thoughts

  1. Beautiful photos! After seeing all these gorgeous photos of cemeteries and your fascination by them, I've actually been noticing and looking after cemeteries more myself! they're actually quite beautiful and i can't understand why I've never seen that before. maybe they just freaked me out before, but now I've changed my view. thank you! :)

  2. i really like these photos, my dads a stone mason and spends all his days in cemetreys, he loves his job xx

  3. That dog is amazing! I love graveyards too!


  4. Beautiful photos. Cemetery's are so errie but beautiful. When i was a teenager I used to hang out in cemetery's a lot. I had a major goth phase! Good luck with your basement :) xx


  5. Cemetery photos are the best in the world! you are very cool
    I never see a dog made of stone for a graveyard, great piece

    Have a nice weekend and good luck whit the basement

  6. Nice pictures! I really love that 5th picture. There is something about it I really like. If you're ever in California you should check out the Rose Hills Cemetery in, Whittier, CA or the Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. The Rose Hills Cemetery might be the biggest one I've ever heard of. They film lots of movies there, and they filmed True blood there too. People used to look at me weird when I'd go to the RH cemetery just to eat lunch--it's so pretty.

  7. Interesting pictures. I have never been to a graveyard before but they look fascinating, a researcher's dream. I wonder who those graves belong to, they must have been important to get such expensive grave stones.

  8. Outstanding photos. Numbers 2 and 6 are by far my favorites.

    <3 Melissa

  9. these almost feel like straight out of a cartoon- they're so perfectly iconic!

  10. Gorgeous. I love strolling around cemeteries and taking photos. They're so charming and peaceful.

  11. I love cemeteries, they are so tranquil and beautiful. Where is this?

  12. Cemeteries will always be one of my favourite film spots too. It's pretty fascinating walking around the headstones, seeing the dates, trying to speculate what may have happened, etc. We took some photos back in September that I blogged about and the last photo will always remain a mystery to us: http://www.charliefoxtrotblog.com/2012/09/graveyards.html

  13. Have you ever tried putting some of your pictures on FindaGrave.com?

  14. I was at Target looking at ornaments and saw some ridiculously cute mushroom ornaments that I loved but I saw them and thought of you.


  15. Great photos! Cemeteries freak me out a little bit but these photos are beautiful!


  16. The headstone belonging to Mariah is incredibly unusual!

  17. hey, if you decide to visit Romania, we have the most interesting cemetery here - Sapanta Happy Cemetery.


  18. that dog headstone is truly amazing! and the photograph with the fence and the tree is so beautiful. these are all quite lovely— thank you for sharing.


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