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Laurel Hill Cemetery #2

By handlerstudio  
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I am in agreement with what seems to be a consensus...that gravestones and cemeteries seem to by most meaningful and dynamic as photos when they are mono's. So, I will continue to, for the most part, present as we go with both options....some will be better in color.

When the dates are readable, you will note that this is quite an old (for this country) cemetery with dates of life and death going back to the 1700s. There might be some older....even the 1600s, but I did not notice.

Thank you to everyone for your feedback early in this series.

Peter

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24 Mar 2021 11:26PM
Excellent well detailed set Peter,
Fred.
25 Mar 2021 12:01AM
Great photo.
Nathan
25 Mar 2021 12:03AM
Well, likely been a lot closer to the grave than you and other on here, I tend to differ re the mono. Yeah, it is great if you want to do a Hallowe'en spooky graveyard scene. But death is part of life. I gave up going to funerals a long time ago because IMHO the rituals of death should not be mourning a loss but celebrating a life.

"You mourn, you grieve but why?
When I yet lived you never thought to cry.
Grieve if you must but grieve for the living
To late for me your sorrow is given."

The Irish have the right idea.
25 Mar 2021 1:15AM
Another creepy scene, i definately prefere the mono versions when it comes to graveyards.
25 Mar 2021 5:47AM
Lovely collection, Peter. I feel mono just adds to the atmosphere and gives them added depth.
Mike
25 Mar 2021 8:47AM
Excellent detailed set Peter, great processing.

Lory Smile
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2021 9:01AM
V8 my favourite here Peter.

Phil.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
25 Mar 2021 10:17AM
A great set Peter !!
I love the grittiness of the mono versions.

Glenn
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10 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2021 1:56PM
What a beautiful place to rest one's bones...
Lovely image peter, great mood... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
25 Mar 2021 2:13PM
Excellent and interesting set
25 Mar 2021 11:22PM

Quote:Well, likely been a lot closer to the grave than you and other on here, I tend to differ re the mono. Yeah, it is great if you want to do a Hallowe'en spooky graveyard scene. But death is part of life. I gave up going to funerals a long time ago because IMHO the rituals of death should not be mourning a loss but celebrating a life.

"You mourn, you grieve but why?
When I yet lived you never thought to cry.
Grieve if you must but grieve for the living
To late for me your sorrow is given."

The Irish have the right idea.



I quite like the Jewish rituals around death, Dora....the funerals are short on ceremony and usually long on people talking about the one who died....often warts and all...which is the best. And then, the shiva minyan after sunset, except on the Sabbath, when people gather and mostly tell stories....gather in the home of the people mourning. And with Covid, they have been on Zoom....and people from all over the world have been able to join...It has made these rituals very rich. They go on for no more than a week. We practice (and I am pretty non-observant as a lifetime atheist Jew), Deconstructionist Judaism, and most people do one to three nights.

Peter

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