Graveyard Portraits

Near Covington Ga, my family has owned a large plat of land for about 50 years. On that land is a 19th/20th century cemetery founded by the Cook family. There are about 30-40 graves there from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s. There are only a few well preserved and many of the larger stones have been either knocked down intentionally or fallen down of their own accord. There are mature trees on the site. There is a 5×5 stone pillered fence with very old, flat twisted barbed wire around it through holes drilled in the fence posts. I can think of how much time it took to drill all of those holes and how much it cost. A lot, I’m sure. My family has allowed access to the cemetery, as we are required to do by law, but it has never been cleaned out or refurbished in any way; it’s just as nature has treated it all these years.

These are a few photos, the first three with a Reality So Subtle 6×6 pinhole and the color ones with my Olympus E-M1 and a 12-40/2.8

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