Sunday, November 22, 2009

Faces: Green-Wood Cemetery

"Suffering angel", Green-wood," Tim Connor, All rights reserved

"Blinded by the light", Green-wood," Tim Connor, All rights reserved

This time of year most of the leaves are down & the light in Green-Wood Cemetery is hard & clear. After 2 pm it slants steeply like end of day. I went there because I was tired of the street's endless clamor. I wanted to take pictures quietly.

Green-wood is a technical photographer's dream -- chunks, slabs, orbs, obelisks, & crosses of stone laid into high rolling ground complemented by the ragged (or strictly controlled) beauties of nature. There are also human figures carved from stone perched above hundreds of graves -- grieving, consoling or just bearing dignified witness. Today I began to photograph the faces of these sentinels. Except for me & the inching shadows, nothing else moved.

Other cemetery pix by me

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