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veejaycee



Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
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I'm beginning to get known for my (mainly) infrared cemetery photographs with some volunteer bodies such as "Friends of Old Camberwell cemetery", inviting me to take pictures of their local charges. The above named is in danger of having its trees (which are also a nature reserve) cut down and the old graves removed to make way for new burials. I hope to add the weight of my pictures to the fight against the intransigence of the local council and a burial company out to make money.


The picture above is one of many from a short visit from my latest find, Nunhead cemetery (C 1840) which is particularly beautiful.
· Date: Thu June 2, 2016 · Views: 261 ·
Keywords: Nunhead cemetery, Infrared
Camera Make / Model: Fuji X-E1, 590nm IR converted
Lens Make / Focal Length: Fuji 14mm f2.8
State / County / Area Image Taken: Nunhead cemetery, London
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
Processing Software Applications Used
LR6, PS

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janper44

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,623
Thu June 2, 2016 5:18pm

Beautiful indeed and fitting to the souls that are buried within. I've often wondered what happens in such cases as you describe with the grave markers and the people are presumably buried underneath.


Jan
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Thu June 2, 2016 6:06pm

The markers or gravestones are moved to the boundaries. The remains are moved to a crypt but usually mixed up since this work is carried out by bulldozers. The trees are closely packed and can only be walked through with care for space and for collapsing graves but this makes it ideal habitat for wildlife in an otherwise packed city. While open parkland is fine (but uninteresting) simply as an open space for games etc, it is of no use for wildlife of any kind and has no oxygenating value as do the several hundred year old trees.
The maintaining of these places valuable for history, health and wildlife is very important - their destruction is criminal.

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