Graveyard Wanderings – Lensbaby Blog Circle

Maybe it’s not the most cheerful of photographic subjects for my first blog post of the new year but I do love a good graveyard!

I did very little photography during December and what I did shoot was with my phone, the end of the month was rapidly approaching and I’d nothing to share for the blog circle so I decided to take advantage of a beautiful day and the low winter sun and take a walk to a ruined church with a wonderful old graveyard.

I decided to leave behind everything except the Burnside 35 and Sol 45, both lenses that I love but haven’t used anywhere near as much as I’d like to.
lensbaby Burnside 35 - graveyard photo

lensbaby Burnside 35 - graveyard photo

lensbaby Burnside 35 - graveyard photo

lensbaby Burnside 35 - graveyard photo

lensbaby Burnside 35 - graveyard photo

lensbaby Sol 45 - graveyard photo

lensbaby Sol 45 - graveyard photo

lensbaby Sol 45 - graveyard photo

Next up in this month’s blog circle is Manuela, click here to join her on a Christmas walk and then follow the links around the circle.

10 Comments

  • Carol Vipperman Reply

    Janet I love these images. They inspire me to go to a grave yard and try them out.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks Carol! You really should try shooting in a graveyard, especially a really old one, they are the best 🙂

  • Wendy Reply

    Wow! The atmosphere and lighting is perfect in all these images. You rock Lensababy lenses Janet. Brilliant share.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks ever so much Wendy!!

  • Seh-N-Sucht Reply

    I love your kind of seeing through a lensbaby. Even I love the way you get warned of the dangerous condition and can decide on your own to go or not to go. In Germany there wouldn’t never have this choice. Everything that can be a little bit dangerous is forbidden and closed. Love the pictures you brought from that special place. Thanks for sharing.
    Birgit

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind words Birgit!
      When we first discovered this church a few years ago it was ruined but not boarded up, all the same signs were there but you could actually wander inside which you can’t any more. Apparently it was destroyed by a fire in the 1970’s. There are hardly any houses nearby so maybe that’s why they don’t worry about keeping it more secure!

  • Gizella Nyquist Reply

    I also like to visit and photograph European cemeteries. Your photos have a great moodiness and they make me feel being in the grave yard (in a good way!).

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks Gizella!

  • Ute Reply

    I do love graveyards too and I love how you took advantage of the light, especially in the second picture. Here in the US graveyards rarely have that kind of magical atmosphere.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      I was just lucky with the low winter sun but it does give a magical feel to a graveyard!

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