Cemeteries, graveyards, mausoleums, shrines, whatever you want to call them

I know I’m not the only photographer in the world to be attracted for some strange reason, to cemeteries. Everywhere I travel I seem to end up in a few graveyards, mausoleums, shrines, whatever you want to call them. They have an interesting beauty, a quietness, lots of history and maybe even the odd ghost.

One of the strange computer habits I have is opening up my DAM (what’s a DAM you might ask!) and clicking randomly on one of the many keywords that I have available. I did this last week on “cemetery” and ended up with something like 1,500 photos. Picking out the TIFF images only I managed to get down to about 80 finished photos. Here are a few.

Cemetery, Mayne Island, British Columbia

Cemetery, Mayne Island, British Columbia

Buriel Chambers, Vientiane, Laos

Buriel Chambers, Vientiane, Laos

Headstones, St Ann's, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Headstones, St Ann's, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Vase and Cross, France

Vase and Cross, France

Glass Tomb, Briare, France

Glass Tomb, Briare, France

Tombstone and Silo, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Tombstone and Silo, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Flowers, St Ann's Cemetery, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Flowers, St Ann's Cemetery, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Mauseoleum, Hue, Vietnam

Mauseoleum, Hue, Vietnam

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10 Responses to “Cemeteries, graveyards, mausoleums, shrines, whatever you want to call them”

  1. D. Travis North says:

    Some good inspirational shots. Thanks for the post.

    Incidentally – your RSS feeds only show a summary. Any chance you’d be willing to show full-posts (or at least up to the jump) in your feeds? I only get about two sentences.

  2. kevin says:

    Thanks Travis,

    I’ll look into configuring the RSS feed for more content. I’m not sure how much control I have on it, any ideas?

  3. kevin says:

    Figured the feed out. You should now get the full posts.

  4. D. Travis North says:

    Awesome. I appreciate it, thanks.

  5. Diane C. says:

    This is a marvelous collection! Each image is beautiful, but my favorite is the one with the autumn colored leaves in the background. Now I feel like checking out the cemeteries is my area.

  6. kevin says:

    Hi Diane,

    You really should take a look at the cemeteries near you. I’m sure there’s lots of interesting history out in the desert.

  7. cara says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Kevin. I didn’t take as many detailed shots as I should have.. at the time I thought it was invasive but now I”m regretting it so I’m planning another visit soon… In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few more cemetery shots in the next couple of days.
    By the way – the light in these shots with the trees in the background is fantastic! Sort of misty… and crisp… slightly menacing.

  8. kevin says:

    Hi Cara,

    I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. Looking forward to seeing more of yours in the future.

  9. Israel Tamayo says:

    I love you technique, i really enjoyed the vase and cross, simple yet makes a statement.
    thank you
    izzy

  10. kevin says:

    Thanks Israel,

    I’m thrilled you enjoyed the images.

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