It feels a bit strange to look at winter photos in Summer, doesn't it? Nevertheless, I have been thinking to post this photo for a while now. It was taken at Spring Grove, a very beautiful historic cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, in February of 2006. Justin invited me and his old friend Jerry (who has recently published his first gorgeous photography book - Nature Rediscovered) to go on a photo safari. I don't remember whether we planned to take pictures if it snowed, or if it just happened that way. I remember that it was quite freezing.
We visited the Spring Grove Cemetery a couple of times after that. Like a cultivated park or garden, it is truly beautiful in every season. And while it seemed very unusual to me at first to see people leisurely strolling or even jogging at a cemetery, I understand why they felt inclined to do it at Spring Grove.
I took this photo with my little automatic camera - just a snap shot, really. But I've always loved it.
Because it's beautiful. Just the right angle. Most would simply click and shoot from the front. I love the little bit of sun peeping through.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Glenda! I think you are right - it is the angle, plus the weather, and the addition of trees which gives another layer to the photo. It's the spirit of the moment.Delete
I love it too. Beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Elsie!Delete
Beautiful! I like to see winter pictures on a hot summer day -ReplyDelete
And I like cemeteries, often walk there...
When I invited my Mom for a walk at Spring Grove, she refused to go - it's unusual for Russians in general to go walking at cemeteries. There might be exceptions with some old cemeteries in Moscow or St Petersburg where a lot of famous people were buried - writers, musicians... I've only been to a couple of such cemeteries many years ago.Delete
Lovely shot! I can see why it stuck in your mind. The snow is just the icing on the cake! XO JJReplyDelete
For a few years, I took pictures like mad - there are thousands of them on our archives. But some of them like milestones, stuck in my mind as you say. :)Delete