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Laurel Hill Cemetery #12

By handlerstudio  
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Another set of mausoleums.....and the question of color vs. mono....for the lead, I kind of lean toward the color. You all decide.That cloudy day weather makes for beautiful color saturation...and sometimes not so much mono contrast.

V 8&9 seems never to have been completed....it has a plywood door....

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Peter

Tags: Photo journalism Laurel Hill Cemetary Mausoleums

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Nice.
6 Apr 2021 12:58AM
As to 8 and 9, I'm inclined to think it's the other way around - not that it has not been completed but that it is old and fallen into disrepair. Maybe there is no family left to take care of it. Or, if it was never completed maybe the guy decided not to die. Just as the family was having the crypt built and all excited about how they would share the wealth, Uncle Joe recovered. Or somebody gambled badly on the stock market and lost it all so now they have to be buried like ordinary people. That's the fascinating thing about graveyards. This life has ended but how was it lived? As for black and white or colour, I have already said colour unless you are using the setting for some dramatic purpose.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
6 Apr 2021 2:19AM
Colour for most but when there's lots of b&w contrast then b&w. Definitely colour in the lead.
6 Apr 2021 8:12AM
Excellent well detailed set Peter, lead my favourite,
Fred.
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 8:34AM
Love the muted colours in the lead image Peter. Some very important dead people it seems.

Phil.
6 Apr 2021 10:49AM
Another fine set from this 'field' of final resting places, Peter.
They certainly didn't take their fortunes with them!!

RichardSmile
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
6 Apr 2021 2:51PM
Colour for me Peter, just gives that little added warmth to the shots.
Joan
6 Apr 2021 4:07PM
Another brilliant set.
Nathan
Or, perhaps he or she had a thing for plywood. Possibly they came from a deprived background and were forced into hard, heavy labour to get through life but one day saw a pile of unused plywood. At first they made some simple coffins for people who couldn't afford an expensive casket. Then they began to realise that using plywood was less damaging to the enviroment and in time they got to love it and discover things about it which the average man and woman would never know.
The door says "Through this humble entrance I found life".
Mike
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 4:35PM
Some beautiful and ornate mausoleums... Stunning resting place...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
6 Apr 2021 5:18PM
Excellent set Peter, my choice is colour and my fave is the lead image.

LorySmile
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 8:54PM
Great set.. Has to be the B/W's for me
6 Apr 2021 10:26PM

Quote:Or, perhaps he or she had a thing for plywood. Possibly they came from a deprived background and were forced into hard, heavy labour to get through life but one day saw a pile of unused plywood. At first they made some simple coffins for people who couldn't afford an expensive casket. Then they began to realise that using plywood was less damaging to the enviroment and in time they got to love it and discover things about it which the average man and woman would never know.
The door says "Through this humble entrance I found life".
Mike



A good story, Mike....and i am afraid wishful modern thinking.....people should only have thought about climate change a hundred or so years ago....

Peter
10 Apr 2021 5:17AM
I have always wondered are these mausoleums built for just one person Or for entire families ? They sure seem extravagent....imagine housing the entire world like this in these abodes for the dead ! Not a reasonable expectation by any means ...espec for environmental reasons as land is not being made anymore. I prefer the mono versions for most myself.
Cheers Walt

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