Bob Patrick  

Windy Day by Bob Patrick

April 2021 - Windy Day

About the Image(s)

3-28-2021 Waterville, WA 1:22 PM. Nikon Z-6-2 and adapter, with Nikkor 24-85 F3.5-4.5 G Lens from 21 years ago. F11, 1/250 sec, 24mm, ISO 200. Converted to B&W and cropped in PS 2021. (That lens has served me for 21 years on 5? different cameras.)
I’m doing some graves registration work for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, who are the direct descendants of the GAR. Part of the assignment includes photography of headstones. The wind was blowing about 45mph this day. I was prowling the cemetery looking for Govt. headstones and text on private headstones that would guide me to Civil War Vets. Found 4 on my own that afternoon. Came home and researched some Internet data, which indicates there are at least 18 Civil War Vets there. Hope the wind is kinder next trip.

3 comments posted

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
A well-done photo, which animates to think. Here the transience of life is well evident, which is accentuated by the inclined gravestone and the sepia color. Despite the passing years, the place looks well-kept, which shows the respect for the victims buried here.   Posted: 04/04/2021 11:22:30

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Sounds like a really interesting project! Great photo. The sepia works really well in evoking the original time period. I really like the angle from where you took the photo and the clouds add a serious mood.   Posted: 04/06/2021 22:56:30

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Keep up the great work, I love doing this type of photography, but does not go down well over hear. Been going to a lot of grave yards looking up my family tree and taking pictures but never show them.
I love your composition and how you have placed that one headstone, your toning could be a touch better as i think you could get the detail on the headstone to stand out more, but that is just my taste. But please keep this important work up as our younger generation is not being taught about our past anymore and it is important to remember.   Posted: 04/13/2021 06:16:33


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