Photographer's Note

I felt this dry, cracked earth was perhaps the best illustration of the grounds and atmosphere to end this set of pictures from the Twin Buttes Cemetery. I was at odds whether or not to include the headstone out of reverence and respect to these individuals, but each instance of cropping it out or trying to hide the names felt to be just the opposite. Time has long since passed that this particular site was maintained at a higher level, even the spots reserved for flowers have been dried out and dirt covered.

This best exemplifies what I’ve wanted to portray as a somber and arid resting place for those having passed before us. For this shot I stood on the narrow concrete curbing you can see framing the plot with my arm outstretched over the site, so as not to step directly on it and still be able to obtain this perspective.

I realize this will not appeal to a large portion of the senses, and in fact may be uncomfortable, but I wanted to not only reflect this different type of cemetery with its meek and humbled nature, but to also try something new and expand my own outlook.

Thanks for taking stopping by.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-30 22:14
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