Wednesday, May 27, 2009

City Cemetery Sepia Style



I find myself always looking for a shot for sepia scenes. Today I saw the cemetery on the hill overlooking the Cumberland River. I found the entrance and stumbled into this very old resting ground with a spectacular view. From the west, a thunder storm approached which gave a surreal feel to the surroundings, softening the light and the air was alive with electricity.

On the corner in the eastern corner stood a smattering of old CSA graves adorned with both the American and Confederate flag. I researched and found out that some 300 odd soldiers were buried behind the Female Academy. A landslide exposed many of the soldiers remains and they were transferred to the City Cemetery and laid to rest.

7 comments:

Ralph said...

This is really good! The sepia adds something of age to an already old place. The monochrome seems ready to envelop the plots, giving a sort of mysterious glow...

maryt/theteach said...

Yes, as Ralph said, it has a mysterious glow... and the Cumberland River is out there in the haze. Good job! Happy Sepia Scenes! :)

kden said...

Wonderful cemetery shot with history to back it up. Looks really great in sepia.

Kahshe Cottager said...

There is a moody quality to this photo that I really like.

kaye said...

cemetery's always seem to do well in sepia. Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene and window views Thanks!

and here is a link with a simple tutorial on how to make pictures larger

http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2008/11/fa-la-la-and-blog-tip.html

you will be amazed at how simple it is

Debbi said...

The photo is so lovely, so much more powerful than if it had been a usual color shot, but the addition of the background story adds so much. It fills me with awe to imagine Civil War soldiers resting beneath this scene.
*debbi*

Chris said...

Very nice! I played with black and whites today and a little selective color shots.