Final Days

Last week I stopped by The Fairmont Cemetery after John De Bord told me how amazing the trees were at the cemetery. I took a chance to go before I left for New York knowing that a snow storm was going to hit the city while I was away and this coming weekend may be too late.

I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of trees and the color! It just before sunset hoping to catch some golden hour sunlight, but just struggled with the scene at the cemetery. I’ve never been a fan of cemeteries and I just couldn’t find my muse that afternoon.

Right at sunset I finally found a few scenes that were feeling good. Just as I was leaving I noticed this road and with the sun falling farther and farther below the horizon, I decided to do some long exposure work to see if I could bring some drama to this scene.

This scene just seemed appropriate for a cemetery and just seems to say it’s the final days…the final days of fall, the final days of color, final days of before the trees turn dormant.

Let me also say it got down right spooky when the sunlight went away in this large cemetery. Rustling trees and crunching leaves in the dark didn’t sit well with me. It was time to high-tail it out of there!

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  • Very nice image Rick, worth the wait. Great leading line.

  • For being a cemetery, that is a pretty nice setting. Love all the beautiful color mixed with a spooky setting. Nicely captured.

  • Nice shot, Rick. Cemetery aside, this is well captured.

  • Beautiful image Rick. I’m not a huge fan of cemetaries either. And oh by the way…I don’t think there’s any relation between me and the name on that structure.

  • Really looks like fall!

  • Those trees do look awesome. I can’t say I have ever seen something with a name on it like that before.

  • Ida

    Great composition from the cemetery. Love the color of the trees.