Friday, February 4, 2011

In the bleak mid-winter....

My boots almost sank below the fresh snow line as I hiked up the hill on Sunday afternoon. The small St. John's Cemetery founded in 1888 overlooking Difley Avenue stood quietly and peacefully.

25 comments:

  1. The virgin snow, shadows, and loneliness of the cemetery are very moving.

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  2. Cemeteries at any time of year are peaceful, restful spots. Were you there just to take photos or to make a visit?

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  3. i like how you did this in b*w. ^0^

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  4. Beautifull captured shot which is so intense in black and white. Very nice.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  5. Does not look like it has had any recent visitors. The snow is pristine!

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  6. I love it...
    Nice B/W!
    Anyway, Did you the only one who been there? :)

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  7. That is a LOT of snow! But absolutely gorgeous...especially this photo in B&W! Kirei desu :-D

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  8. Ja, wie ich sehe, habt ihr immer noch enorm viel Schnee! Bei uns hat es gar keinen mehr und so wird es auch in den nächsten Tagen bleiben.

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  9. So schön wie Friedhöfe auch oft aussehen...sie haben immer etwas trauriges und endgültiges... leider!

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  10. Superb photo, melancholy in grey and pure, pristine white.

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  11. Looks really pretty in black and white!

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  12. different kinds of speed.

    please have you all a good weekend.

    daily athens

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  13. That is a great picture... excellent imagery.

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  14. Nice B+W shot. The title (from one of my favorite Christmas carols) is very appropriate. Now do a shot titled Once in Royal David's City . . . (More snow or sleet scheduled for the northeast on Saturday, so I'm going to show a shot from a few days ago when the skies were blue.)

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  15. I love the shadows on the perfect snow white.

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  16. Very peaceful and quiet. They are tucked in for 'the long winter's night'. MB

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  17. A bit TOO peaceful for my tastes! LOL!

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  18. So beautiful. I love old cemeteries.

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  19. It's only the old cemeteries that have these vertical monuments. These days, grave markers usually have to be flat on the ground so that riding mowers can keep the place looking nice.

    This only makes old cemeteries even cooler, more interesting.

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  20. This is a wonderful B&W photo of the old cemetary!

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  21. This looks beautiful in b&w, Leif!

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  22. Hello Leif

    Just wanted to let you know that it was a beautiful photo.

    It is nice to see that the Cemetery is visited by people. My family and myself currently maintain the Cemetery. We have done it as long as I can remember...

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