Sunday, April 24, 2011

Flooded Graves - Part Three

I suppose by the third post it's obvious that I think everyone else will be as fascinated by these photos as I am. But they're all just a little different, so I just kept taking photos!

I took a few photos of the larger structures and not just the graves. I realized at one point that if I took my eyes off the ground there was even more to photograph!

These were still covered in ice and snow, which make beautiful contrasts with the grass and metal.

Flooded Graves - Part 2

I have so many of these photos and I really like all of them, so I'm just going to keep posting them and hope inspiration strikes and I may think of something to do with them.

Flooded Graves - Part One

These photos are from the rest of the cemetery the WWI Vet graves came from. There is more to come, as I took about 200 photos, and that's after I deleted the ones I really didn't like. I'm putting up some of my favourites. I have yet to decide if I'm going to print any of these out, or possibly put some up on etsy.

I just can't get over how great the reflections of the bare trees look in these, especially the black and white photos.

The Combat Arms - WWI Veteran's Graves

While I was exploring Winnipeg one one the things I found was a great old cemetery, which, thanks to the flood, was mostly under a fair bit of water. I took a photos of anything and everything that caught my eye, including several rows of graves of WWI vets. This was especially interesting to me because I'm in the Canadian Forces now, so I will likely do more projects based around these photos. These are my favourites and I've got many many more.

I like that the reflections actually have more detail in them than the graves themselves.

I discovered I really liked the ripples and their effect on the reflections, so I started stamping my feet in the water to get more of them. I was soaked! Next time I go exploring in Winnipeg I'm bringing galoshes.

There were three graves in a row marked Sapper - Gunner - Private (Combat engineer, Artillery, and Infantry trades) and I kept trying to get a photo where the inscriptions were legible so that the different trades where all in the same photo, but I couldn't get it to work.

I don't generally go in for symbolism, but I thought all the red that came out in this one was very appropriate.