Graveyards Are Packed With Photographic Potential


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Graveyards Are Packed With Photographic Potential

31 Jan 2022 12:37PM   Views : 473 Unique : 291


As I live outside of the UK, whilst I was back for an extended Christmas break, I decided to visit my Grandad's grave to prune the wild Ivy back and clear around the edge of the grave so the inscription could be viewed once again and whilst I was there; the photographic potential was almost endless.

Moorgate Cemetery dates back to 1832 when the Earl of Effingham granted permission for his land to be used as a burial site during a cholera epidemic (it's quite a fascinating story which you can learn more about here - Moorgate Cemetery History ).


Anyway, I digress... I've always liked to walk around graveyards, but the day I visited this particular one, I thought it was a rather atmospheric place. When leaving, I noticed the angel posed with the church behind and old gravestones dotted around the scene, guiding the eye from front to back. It was crying out to be photographed so I grabbed my Pixel smartphone and hit the shutter button. I think the result is very good - both in its natural state and converted to black and white.

Here's a bonus shot, put together in another clever app that allows you to create collages from your images.


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ST Avatar
ST 11 38 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2022 8:59AM
Both the colour and B&W image work very well, as you say there's loads of potential for photography in graveyards.

Out of interest what was the App you referenced to create collages?
NikitaMorris Avatar
2 Feb 2022 1:28PM
Sorry - we should have said. It's Collageable and there are loads of templates that are easy to use. Smile

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