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May 07, 2013 09:54 |  #1
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What is your thoughts? I have been on the fence with this one since there is the Greenwood cemetery in Brooklyn. I am concerning about the artistic nature of it. Well, I am very receptive to the spirit world. :) Emotionally and psychologically, I am not sure I should be just randomly shooting there.


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May 07, 2013 10:08 |  #2

You wouldn't be the first, & I'm sure that you won't be the last? Good luck avoiding being slammed by ectoplasm! ; D


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May 07, 2013 10:13 |  #3

I don't think there's anything wrong with taking pictures in cemeteries. I find it very peaceful and find a myriad of things to take pictures of.




  
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You wouldn't be the first, & I'm sure that you won't be the last? Good luck avoiding being slammed by ectoplasm! ; D


I think I will hold off the idea. It seems like I am putting myself in a situation that may disrupt my emotional balance. There are no reasons for me to be there... Oh, I do practice Zen meditation and have achieved certain degree of.....mindfulness or samadhi.... My mind is in tuned with these sentient beings.


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I don't think there's anything wrong with taking pictures in cemeteries. I find it very peaceful and find a myriad of things to take pictures of.


Yes, peaceful but not many of the deceased passed away peacefully.....:p


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May 07, 2013 10:45 |  #6

TooManyShots wrote in post #15906622 (external link)
My mind is tuned with these sentient beings.

The sentient beings in a cemetery are the visitors, the staff, and the wildlife. As for the permanent occupants, only their remains are there. If you believe otherwise, you might try thinking of cemetery photography as a way of honoring the dead, extending their memorials, rather than anything disturbing.

Opportunities exist there. Many cemeteries contain interesting artwork in the form of monuments. Old cemeteries give you material for connecting with history. A long thread for such photos, "Bring Out Yer Dead," is in the Urban & Travel forum.


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May 07, 2013 10:57 |  #7

Here's a whole thread of pictures from cemeteries.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=661754

I think cemeteries are great photo place, as long as it's done respectfully. Some of the history of these places is amazing, and it's a chance to learn a little bit of the people that went before us.


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May 07, 2013 13:46 |  #8

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The sentient beings in a cemetery are the visitors, the staff, and the wildlife. As for the permanent occupants, only their remains are there. If you believe otherwise, you might try thinking of cemetery photography as a way of honoring the dead, extending their memorials, rather than anything disturbing.

Opportunities exist there. Many cemeteries contain interesting artwork in the form of monuments. Old cemeteries give you material for connecting with history. A long thread for such photos, "Bring Out Yer Dead," is in the Urban & Travel forum.

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Just got back from Philly, the cemetery in back of some of the old churches were beautiful. Some of the staff were out doing some restorations to some of the tombstones and were very receptive to having the grounds photographed. We don't have anything like this in California BTW.


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May 07, 2013 17:55 |  #9

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Yes, peaceful but not many of the deceased passed away peacefully.....:p

I don't know about that. I've known a number of friends and family who have gone peacefully. As for myself, I'll continue to explore cemeteries for their history and works of art that are on display for those of us left behind to enjoy.




  
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May 08, 2013 10:59 |  #10

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Just got back from Philly, the cemetery in back of some of the old churches were beautiful. Some of the staff were out doing some restorations to some of the tombstones and were very receptive to having the grounds photographed. We don't have anything like this in California BTW.

Yeah, I can't imagine going to New Orleans and not wanting to visit some of the cemeteries. I think nearly everyone visiting had a camera and, strangely enough, I saw a professional photographer with 2 models doing a shoot in a cemetery, which even I thought was a bit over the top. But cemeteries can be beautiful.

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Yeah, I can't imagine going to New Orleans and not wanting to visit some of the cemeteries. I think nearly everyone visiting had a camera and, strangely enough, I saw a professional photographer with 2 models doing a shoot in a cemetery, which even I thought was a bit over the top. But cemeteries can be beautiful.


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May 09, 2013 00:05 as a reply to  @ TooManyShots's post |  #12

I'm only showing pictures if it related to the story, which I want to share on my blog.


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May 09, 2013 01:22 |  #13

*Deltaplane crashed into a cemetery. Hundreds of people dead.


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May 09, 2013 02:03 |  #14

I see no problem with it.....ideally, we'll all end up in one in a pretty short matter of time. Why not capture what it offers before you become only a small part for someone else to capture ;)




  
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May 09, 2013 20:22 |  #15

I just shot at a cemetery about 3 weeks ago and it was in infrared. It turn out pretty cool. Here is a sample.


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