Friday, February 3, 2012

Hollywood Cemetery on a cloudy Day

Hey Everyone!
So went to Hollywood Cemetery back on January 27th after the rain had subsided. I decided that the weather and the clouds would make it interesting for photography in the cemetery and for the Richmond skyline. Last Hollywood post is here. Enjoy these photos and all the information is from hollywoodcemetery.org!

This is a 90 foot Pyramid that represent 18,000 Confederate Soldiers that are buried near by. Built in 1869. 
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The cemetery was quite with the quick passing clouds over head...

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If you go, you will notice that there are countless different kinds of stones that mark someone or a group of people.

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There is so many different pieces of masonry work in the cemetery, great pieces of art and craftsmanship. 

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I'v said it before, you can get lost in this cemetery with its winding roads throughout, grab a map before you venture within...

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Not going to lie, I took some photos from the window of my car...

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I wonder if a lot of the parts of the cemetery look that same as it did a hundred years ago?

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Shutter speed was almost 1/4000s, the sky was a deep blue behind the clouds...

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There are a ton of crosses and women portrayed on grave stones...

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Jefferson Davis statue

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downtown Richmond in the distance...

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The one thing that you hear while in the cemetery is the James River that babels down Hollywood rapids, also there is the active railroad below...

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The photo on the right is the mausoleum of Major Lewis Ginter. He devised a machine that rolled tobacco into a paper. He started to make cigarettes and made tons of money and gave it back to the city in many ways. Well know places are Ginter Park, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, The Jefferson Hotel and others. 

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There below on the river is one of the flood walls that help slow the water down...

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The water in the James River is up a little...

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I really love this vantage point...

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You still can find ton of young and old holly tree/bushes through out the cemetery from what gave it it's name "Hollywood" Cemetery

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The T3i gives you a chance to go back and edit the photos with in the camera and save a copy. This one below is toy camera effect...

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I gave this on the toy camera effect. 

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There are more photos that I took but I will share them over time because they are of the city and didn't want to many of the same shot in the same post haha.
All photos were taken with the Rebel T3i!

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