The price of freedom is high. So thankful for the men and women who paid it. Hampton National Cemetery. Olympus OM-D E-M1 1/250 sec @ f/13.0, ISO 200.
I often walk through the churchyard in Downtown Norfolk’s St. Paul Episcopal Church. The oldest parts of the current building dates to 1737 but other church buildings occupied the site for years before. It is a peaceful oasis in an otherwise busy downtown, Canon G15, 1/30 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100.
It was a very foggy morning and historic Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk Virginia seemed the perfect place to capture today’s theme “In the Air”. Canon G15, 1/320sec @ f/6.3, ISO 200 converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro plugin in Lightroom 5.
Veterans Day had its beginnings back in 1919 when President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day marking the one year anniversary of the cessation of hostilities generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In 1954 President Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” and the… Continue reading Veterans Day
This 17th century grave marker bears the skull and crossbones and is located at St. Pauls Church in Norfolk Virginia. On July 1, 1875 the stone was brought to Norfolk from Weyanoke on the James River. It was found amid the ruins of an old colonia church. Today the stone is attached to the south… Continue reading Here Lyeth
This creepy skull is on an old garvestome at St. Paul’s Church in Norfolk Virginia. The inscriptions are long since worn away but the skull remains. The marker most likely dates from the late 1600’s to the early 1700’s. The death’s head, often with wings and/or crossed bones, was a stylized skull. Some have speculated… Continue reading Death’s Head
Getting into the spirit of America’s second bigest holiday, Halloween. This spooky photo was taken at Norfolk Virginia’s historic Elmwood Cemetery. Nothing says Halloween like a foggy graveyard. Canon G10, 1/125 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200 converted to black and white in Lightroom using Silver Efex Pro plugin.