Woman in Repose 2

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© Steven Schutz
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Visiting St Louis Missouri for a jpg meet up we visited the legendary Bellefontaine Cemetery on sat the 21st of April.
I ended up returning to the quiet and serene burial ground later in the day and spent over 4 hours exploring and taking several hundred photographs.

I found fewer angels than most graveyards this size but more human forms such as this one, the second of such forms depicting a woman in repose.

One does not find many men in such a position, it is mostly women, interesting observation.

Bellefontaine was a sprawling quiet and serene cemetery with a plethora of trees to offer shade and wonderful shadows, the setting was as near perfect as one could hope for as far as photography opportunities,

This form was obviously quite old from the look of the weathered face, it's features worn away by decades of the heat of summer and the cold of winter perhaps enhanced by the moisture from the large body of moving water in the vicinity.

8 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (26 Apr 2012):

    I love that light!!! Beautiful shot!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (26 Apr 2012):

    fantastic Steven. I wish you could have spent more time with us. I enjoyed meeting Victoria.....

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (26 Apr 2012):

    Awesome shot!!! It was a beautiful place!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful use of light!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (27 Apr 2012):

    I agree with Don. Yes, interesting observation.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Apr 2012):

    Awesome photo! We have a beautiful old cemetery here that I love to visit and take photos when I can. I really enjoyed what you wrote about it.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (4 May 2012):

    love the lighting on this... great shot!

  • charlie mclenahan

    charlie mclenahan said (1 Jun 2012):


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