The Nations Cemetery

Todays photos are from Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit I highly recommend taking the time to see this hallowed ground.  These photos are from inside the Memorial Amphitheater using a fisheye lens.

Hope you enjoy!

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One of My Other Passions

One of my passions, and this may seem weird to you, is that of visiting cemeteries.  I really don’t know what it is that lures me into these places but I have always felt very comfortable in cemeteries.  Once I started doing photography the two just seemed to go together.  I think that cemeteries can be very peaceful and have many beautiful scenes in them.  I visit as many as I can and I constantly look for new ones to explore.  Some are abandon and some are well maintained.  When I’m in Pittsburgh one of my favorites is, of course, Allegheny Cemetery and recently I found the Homewood Cemetery.  Tonights post covers several cemeteries around Western Pa.  Such as St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Cemetery, and Allegheny Cemetery.  Hopefully you’ll see the beauty that I have found to be so peaceful.

Things you see when your out and about…..

As a photographer I often leave the house with a preconceived notion as to what I’m going to photograph.  For me this is one of the hardest things to work around.  Reason being, very often I don’t look at the many other photographic opportunities that are just around the corner.  I know this is a problem, so lately I have been trying hard to work around this issue.  So, yesterday I had the opportunity to take a ride through the mountains around my area.  I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, just went for the ride and stopped and took a few photographs along the way.  I found the day to be very rewarding and was able to get a few neat shots.  I would appreciate any comments about the photos.