13 November 2009
These photos were taken at the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, as were the rest of the photos I've shared this week.
The property was bought in 1850 - six acres. It's a quiet, lovely place with lots of beautiful magnolia trees. When I was a kid, my grandparents' neighbors had a huge magnolia in their yard. We played under that tree for hours. I remember scrubbing the fuzz off the underneath of the leaves with my thumbs and wishing I could climb all the way to the top.
When we were there, there was a photography club taking photos. Also young women jogging. And families checking out the history. It felt serene - more like a park than a cemetery. Margaret Mitchell is buried there.
The sun was really high in the sky while we were there, which made for some fantastic light beneath the shady trees - though the only shade I had for the photos in this post is in the next one. This picture looked fine on my computer, but here on R's laptop it looks a little dark. May have to revisit that one in Photoshop. What do you think - too dark?
I have a few more pictures from Oakland that I'll try to find time to blog this weekend, but now I'm on the lookout for another photo-taking adventure. No idea right now where that will be! Gotta talk to R about that.
Do you have any b&ws you'd like to share this week? I'd love to see them! Please link to your post or photo below. You can also add them to the flickr group as well. And happy weekend!
I really like these, especially the first image with the knob. I'm hoping to post some B & W's to link to this week. I took a couple that I like.
Posted by: Gayle | 15 November 2009 at 03:51 PM
Two of my favorites - metal work and old cemeteries!
Posted by: kim | 15 November 2009 at 09:01 PM
SO COOL! I LOVE especially old cemeteries. When I was in school we came up here for vacation and we just happened to being doing a month long unit study on the Civil War, so Mom and Dad drug us to several Civil War cemeteries. Very interesting! Wish I'd taken pictures!!
Posted by: Des | 30 November 2009 at 11:28 AM