Monday, February 02, 2009

Monochrome Monday #18: Family Plot


"Family Plot Near Boone"
Blue Ridge Mountains, NC - February 2001 (Click to embiggen)


Zoning restrictions and other regulations keep them to a minimum in the cities and suburbs, but in the mountains and other non-urban areas of the state, small family cemeteries like this one are common sights.

Update: A lot of people commented on this shot, but one person went a step beyond that. The writer and poet Shadow composed a verse inspired by it that is... well, you really have to read it for yourself to sully appreciate it. And while you're there, check out some of her other work. She rocks!
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23 comments:

Liz said...

Oooh, sorta spooky, especially in black and white!

Catherine said...

Perfect mysterious and misty light on that particular subject. All an atmosphere, here.
Our city cimeteries are so 'crowded' that there's no more place between each grave. Here, one can breathe, way to say ! If one doesn't run off.

Aileni said...

The snow makes for a very stark image.

Dina ... UK said...

Peace and traquillity....
even more so in B/W

Barbara said...

Great job in B&W. Love it.
Smiles B

June said...

Wonderful shot! It wouldn't have worked nearly as well in color. PS...I love graveyards.

Babooshka said...

It is stark and eerie. I haven't seen one family grave on the island,.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a cool photo. Kind of lonely for a family gathering, though.

We know some folks the next town over who are the ultimate swamp Yankees, I must say. Bury their trash on one side of the manor, the relatives on the other. They don't go out much. Truly.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The tombstones really show up well against the snow, don't they?

Robin said...

(Swamp Yankees? Sandy cracks me up.)

The snow covered ground and the monochrome really add to the feeling of intense quiet that this image generates. Nice one.

kden said...

Now, that's something you don't see every day ;-) Very cool shot.

napaboaniya said...

I love seeing things in B&W, removing all the fakes and being original is always the best look :)

magiceye said...

with the wind whistling it could be eerie...

lovely capture!

Lene said...

Unusual subject for a blogpost ;) But anyway perfect for Monochrom Monday. Spookier whitout coulors :)

Shadow said...

now this picture demands a story or a poem or something... it's so spooky yet not, cold and lonely, i like it!!!

uncleawang said...

Something new,Thanks for sharing.
Perfect B&W image.

Shadow said...

may i? may i really??? i'd love to try.....

lisaschaos said...

I love cemeteries and have been dying to do some shots with snow, however it's difficult here as none of them are plowed and trying to find parking is difficult. Love yours!

NicoleB said...

What a great place and shot!

Daryl said...

Nice they gave the corpses lots of room to spread out.. in case there were plot hoggers ...

judi said...

Now that is fantastic, you thought of a great shot and did it to perfection!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cemeteries are kind of eerie to me. I'm glad our are confined to specific areas.

Shadow said...

i wrote some words over here

http://gsp-shadow.blogspot.com/2009/02/black-and-white.html

hope you like them...